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The Textile Machinery Association


Over 120 of the most important manufacturers of textile machinery and accessories from all sectors of the trade are affiliated within the VDMA Textile Machinery Association. The largest parts of the companies are medium-sized firms and stand for approximately 90 per cent of the entire sector volume. In 2015, the branch produced textile machinery worth about 3,1 billion € Euros.

The association’s main activities are economic and technical representation of the branch’s interests, exchange of experiences as well as services such as statistics, observation of significant markets and reporting on the situation in the textile industries throughout the world, active support regarding political decisions relating to exhibitions, regular circular letters containing any information important to the member companies, and public relations. Great importance is attached to the manufacturer sourcing service. In the technical field, emphases are – amongst others – placed on information regarding statutory provisions for machine safety, standardisation, and joint research.

The Executive Board
is the most important panel within the association. The executive board consits of 16 people, representing each branch.

2016 Fritz P. Mayer, Associate of Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik has been elected as chairman, Mrs. Regina Brückner, Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik as vice-chairperson.

VDMA Representative Offices Abroad
By representative offices in China and India the Textile Machinery Association is close to the customers in the two biggest Asian markets. The offices serve as a hub between German and Chinese and Indian companies, associations as well as authorities. Textile manufacturers who are interested in machinery made in Germany can directly contact our competent partners in the offices in Beijing and New Delhi:,

Source of the image : Brückner

Strauch, Nicolai
Strauch, Nicolai
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