Focus on the textile world: from tradition to productivity
As the leading international trade fair for the floor covering industry, Domotex in Hanover (Germany) is an event in the trade show calendar that Groz-Beckert cannot afford to miss. This year's event, held from January 11 to 14, was dominated by trends that brightened up the image of tufting products and also focused on production methods designed for even higher efficiency, profitability and sustainability. To meet this challenge, Groz-Beckert, with its tufting gauge part system, was a highly sought-after partner at Domotex 2014.
When it ended on January 14, the annual Domotex trade show reported a good response, indicating the positive mood in the industries represented there. The leading international trade fair for carpets and other floor coverings attracted around 45,000 visitors from more than 80 countries. Thus, the exhibition not only received a higher number of visitors (5,000 more than in 2013) but also proved its appeal beyond national borders (more than 50 percent of the visitors came from abroad). The visitors were informed about the new products and trends for the coming season. As far as the exhibitors were concerned, 1,350 companies from 57 countries were represented; their new products made it clear how much efficiency and innovation there is in the industry at present.
The majority of the visitors were once again buyers from the wholesale and retail sector – but other purchasers from the home and furniture trade, designers and architects also took advantage of the trade show to find out about the latest innovations. It was pleasing to see that trade and industry are making use of innovative concepts to refresh the image of the carpet again. The textile floor coverings should thus be given the priority they deserve.
Alongside the large number of flooring manufacturers, Groz-Beckert also presented its Tufting product group in Hall 5, placing a special focus on the Tufting Gauge Part System. Manufacturers' demands for precisely coordinated tufting tools, and their interest in economic efficiency during tufting machine operation, are steadily increasing. A growing number of carpet flooring manufacturers as well as tufting machine producers are eager to benefit from this. Accordingly, great interest was shown in in the advantages of the Groz- Beckert tufting system during discussions with industry representatives and customers at the Groz-Beckert booth.
Groz- Beckert offers the right concept for all popular applications. One highlight of the presentation at Domotex was the new Tufting Gauge Part System for the production of automotive carpeting in fine gauges. Among other things, the system is also suitable for the production of weight-reduced carpeting which has to meet high requirements where appearance and subsequent shaping are concerned. Alongside the economic efficiency of the Tufting Gauge Part System, this is a further reason why the automotive industry, leading machine manufacturers and end users worldwide are relying on Groz-Beckert as their preferred supplier and development partner.
The tufting tools from the Groz-Beckert System produce optimal results. The matched combinations of materials and tolerances guarantee precision and process reliability, leading to high-quality and economically convincing results in the tufting process.
Visitor response to Domotex 2014, according to visitor surveys not only at the Groz-Beckert booth but also in general, was very positive. Over 90 percent of the guests benefited from their visit, and are planning to return for the next edition of the trade show in 2015. The mood among the exhibitors was similar: Domotex once again underlined its position as the most important and dynamic platform for the global carpeting and floor covering industry. The exhibition was uniquely international and there was a distinctly upbeat mood – a result of the improved general economic situation, and resulting expectations of rising sales.
Would you like to find out more about the advantages of the new tufting gauge part system from Groz-Beckert for your production? Then get in touch with the Groz-Beckert experts, who will be happy to advise you in detail.