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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.

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VDMA: German Technology meets Indian Textiles and Nonwovens – visitor registration is now open

Decision-makers from the Indian textile and nonwoven industry are warmly invited to register under www.germantech-indiantextile.de for the next VDMA Textile Machinery Conference and B2B-Forum from 15 to 16 May 2018 in Mumbai (Hotel The Leela). Registration is mandatory. The VDMA will bear organizational costs (no entrance fee). Deadline for registration: April 30, 2018.

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Press Release: German Technology Successfully Met US and Mexican Textiles and Nonwovens

The VDMA Textile Machinery Association has accomplished successful events for the textile industries in the US and Mexico. More than 80 decision-makers of the US textile, nonwoven and carpet industry as well as 25 leading textile machinery and accessories manufacturers participated in the VDMA textile machinery conference on November 6 in Charlotte (NC). The following two-day event on 8-9 November in Mexico City attracted nearly 450 customers and 30 textile machinery and accessories manufacturers, making it one of the most successful events of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association ever.

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German Technology for resource efficiency and industrie 4.0
VDMA Textile Machinery Press Releases

German technology to cut energy consumption and costs

24.10.2016 ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016, Asia’s foremost trade fair dedicated to textile machinery, is once again marked by a significant presence of German companies both in their number and in the quality of their technology.

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Steps towards Industrie 4.0

17.10.2016 The internet has already profoundly changed private life; in the meantime, the Internet of Things and Services is entering the production process and is creating new business models. The interconnection of state-of-the-art information technology and manufacturing processes, summarised under the term Industrie 4.0, is on track. The planned speed factory of the manufacturer of sports articles with the three stripes shows where the road leads: Fast and flexible production up to batch size 1.

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VDMA: German Technology meets Vietnamese Textiles

03.06.2016 Two technological conferences themed “German Technology meets Vietnamese Textile” will be held on 5th July in Hanoi and 7th July in Ho Chi Minh City. The events are organised by the VDMA Textile Machinery Association and supported by Vietnam Textile & Apparel Association (VITAS), China Textile & Apparel (CTA, Adsale), TextilesUpdate and Becker Travel Co. Ltd., Vietnam. For registration go to www.germantech-vietnamesetextile.de.

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ITMA 2015 in Milan
Machinery TV
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VDMA Representative Offices

Nicolai Strauch

Textile Machinery Association, media and public relations, information, market observation, Walter Reiners-Foundation


(+49 69) 66 03-13 66


(+49 69) 66 03-23 66


Thomas Waldmann

Textile Machinery Association, Large Industrial Plant Manufacturer's Group, Walter Reiners Foundation, Managing Director, Working group hybride lightweight technologies


(+49 69) 66 03-12 71


(+49 69) 66 03-22 71