ITMA ASIA + CITME opens with the latest Textile Technology showcase in Shanghai


ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition, Asia’s leading business platform for textile machinery, opens today in Shanghai. The five-day combined exhibition highlights an interesting array of technological solutions to help textile manufacturers stay competitive and sustainable.

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Held at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai), the exhibition grosses 160,000 square metres, occupying six halls of the venue. It features exhibits from 18 product sectors of the entire textile manufacturing value chain, ranging from spinning to finishing, recycling, testing and even packaging.

Postponed from last year, ITMA ASIA + CITME continues to enjoy the support of major textile machinery manufacturers. It has attracted a total of 1,500 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions.

Mr Ernesto Maurer, president of CEMATEX, said: “We value this vote of confidence and industry partnership. Together with our Chinese partners, we are committed to continue to strengthen the combined exhibition’s reputation as the largest textile machinery platform in Asia in the post-Covid era.”

Mr Maurer added. “China continues to be an important market for many textile machinery builders as it plans to develop a more resilient textile and apparel industry. Underpinning these developments is a keen focus on sustainability. As the world’s leading textile machinery manufacturers, many of our members are aligning with this sustainability trend by showcasing their environmentally-friendly solutions at the exhibition.”

Mr Gu Ping, president of China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA), added: “We are glad to be able to stage another exciting ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition. Over the years, the combined show has developed into a highly influential exhibition for textile makers to explore new trends and technologies to growth their business. This edition is especially important as it features the industry’s technological development and progress, spotlighting sustainable and intelligent solutions to help accelerate the advancement of the region’s textile industry.”

Exhibition highlights

At this edition, exhibitors from China rank first in terms of exhibition space. They are followed by exhibitors from Germany and Japan.

Among the well-known manufacturers taking part in the exhibition are CHTC Group, Groz-Beckert, Itema, Muratec, Oerlikon, Picanol, Rieter, Saurer, Savio, Shima Seiki, Stäubli, Texpro, Truetzschler, Uster and Vandewiele.

By product categories, spinning and man-made fibre production form the largest sector, occupying 23 per cent of the total exhibit space. Dyeing and finishing machinery forms the next biggest sector at 21 per cent, followed by knitting (16 per cent), weaving (14 per cent) and printing (8 per cent).

Weaving and knitting technologies have undergone impressive developments, and there is an increase of about 30 per cent in the exhibit space for these two sectors, compared with the previous edition.

The exhibition organizing committee actively promoted the event to attract quality trade visitors as borders reopened earlier this year. They sought collaboration with over 100 supporting media partners and conducted overseas roadshows in Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, in addition to local promotions.

The high-quality showcase attracts visitors as it exclusively qualifies manufacturers of textile machinery and accessories to participate in the combined show, featuring live machine demonstrations.

The exhibition establishes an onsite Intellectual Property Office, underscoring its great importance on exhibitors’ intellectual property rights. Legal and technical experts are present to supervise and handle any intellectual property-related disputes in a timely manner.


CEMATEX and its Chinese partners – the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex), China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA), and China Exhibition Centre Group Corporation (CIEC) own ITMA ASIA + CITME. The organization is managed by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co Ltd and co-organized by ITMA Services. The Japan Textile Machinery Association (JTMA) is a special partner of the show.

The combined exhibition ends on 23 November 2023. Opening hours are from 0900 to 1700 hours. Visitors can purchase their badges onsite at 50 yuan for a one-day badge and 100 yuan for a five-day badge.




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