Groz-Beckert KG

Newsletter 1 | 2010

Corporate

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I invite you to discover what motivates brands, and to feel the pulse of development in textile production - along the entire value-added chain. From now on, our Online Newsletter will be keeping you up to date several times a year with important topics, trends and innovations. Discover the world of Groz-Beckert - there's no better time to do so!

Newsletter 1/2010
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Corporate

Groz-Beckert Awarded KYOCERA Environment Prize at Economics Day in Bonn

By means of optimised needle geometries, litespeed® needles for high-speed circular knitting machines guarantee lower energy consumption and lower CO2 emissions. Therefore, on April 29, 2010 Groz-Beckert was awarded a third place at the KYOCERA Environment Prize.

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Techtextil North America 2010, ATME I-/MEGATEX, SPESA – 18. 05. - 20. 05. 2010, Atlanta, USA

The combined trade fairs Techtextil North America 2010, ATME I-/MEGATEX, SPESA were held in Atlanta for the first time from May 18 to 20, 2010. Groz-Beckert was there too – with a 74-square-metre corporate stand in the "Techtextil" hall.

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ITMA-ASIA + CITME 2010 – 22. - 26. 06. 2010, Shanghai, China

For the second time after 2008, the trade fair ITMA-ASIA + CITME 2010 is being held in Shanghai. With its attractive and informative corporate booth, Groz-Beckert will be presenting a comprehensive offering plus several of its latest highlights.

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Award for successful junior employee

Groz-Beckert has a long tradition and an excellent reputation as an innovative training company. Completing a technical or commercial training course here means discovering a diverse and fascinating high-tech milieu, and becoming part of an internationally oriented working world. How this environment can be put to optimal use is shown by Dominic Majer. The Baden-Württemberg Chambers of Industry and Commerce Association (BWIHK) presented him with an award in 2009 for his achievement as the state's best production mechanic in the textiles sector.

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International personnel work – the world is textile

As an internationally active company, Groz-Beckert has placed great importance for more than 50 years on sending its personnel out internationally. Over sixty 'emissaries' are currently distributed around the globe. These so-called "expatriates" are of all ages, and work on all professional levels.
They are looked after by their relevant area of specialisation as well as by special foreign personnel departments.

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Knitting

Highlights of the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010

From June 22 to 26, international experts will be in Shanghai, China, where the ITMA ASIA + CITME is being held there for the second time. The trade fair is the international meeting point for textile suppliers and associated companies.

The Groz-Beckert knitting machine parts division is looking forward to the trade fair with great confidence. Alongside innovative needle developments, the Groz-Beckert knitting head and the Groz-Beckert cylinder will be the focus of interest.

 

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Green Production in Asia

Pacific Textiles is a leading manufacturer for customized knitted fabric with a focus on complex and high value-added fabrics. Despite a challenging environment with lackluster consumer confidence and low spending power, the group could uphold its competitive edge and achieve an encouraging performance during the first half of 2009 / 2010 business year.

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litespeed® – An environment-friendly Groz-Beckert development with a focus on sustainability

The environment problem - increasingly a topic of discussion, especially in the media - is influencing people's steadily-growing environmental awareness. As a result there has been an increasing readiness over the past few years to take action with regard to environmental protection and gentleness on resources.

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Weaving

Concentration of weaving machine parts division

As of January 1, 2010 all the activities of GROB Textile AG, Lachen (Switzerland) were transferred to the Groz-Beckert Group headquarters in Albstadt, South Germany. The important reasons behind this far-reaching decision relate to a further reinforcement of the quality brand GROB as a genuine full-assortment provider and competent systems supplier in everything to do with weaving.

Special emphasis has been placed here on know-how concentration, expansion of development, innovation and sales, cross-divisional synergies, even better service and optimal availability. Click here for more information
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PosiLeno® – Makes leno weaving doubly worthwhile

Leno weaving systems have a broad range of uses and are also being used increasingly in technical applications. This is resulting in attractive market potential. PosiLeno® - the new simplified and flexible leno system - makes performance increases of more than 100 percent possible, compared to conventional leno systems. The preconditions here are created by optimised shed formation movements for doup frames, heald frames and warp yarns. Click here for more information
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Felting

Floor coverings – our daily companions

Offices, public areas, hospitals, wards and care centres, laboratories and schools, kindergartens, swimming pools, stairways - here and in many other places, floor coverings play a key role as the upper layer of the floor. This article takes a look at their numerous different aspects.

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Customer Portrait: DOMO® FLOOR COVERINGS

When it comes to the production of tufted or felted floor coverings, one country stands out: Belgium. Today Groz-Beckert presents an important partner from this application sector: DOMO® FLOOR COVERINGS. The company is a part of the DOMO Group, which today numbers more than 1,700 employees and has an annual turnover exceeding 900 million Euro. It all began in 1989, the year in which the Group was founded.

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Board Master System – for efficient needleboard logistics

The market for nonwovens demands innovative solutions - and Groz-Beckert welcomes this challenge.

At the ITMA 2007 in Munich, following extensive development work, Groz-Beckert presented the prototype of the Board Master System. Further development of the modular system is currently a priority, and the first models are already being tested in practice.

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Tufting

Online Catalogue Tufting: Interactive support for the tufting industry

With the integration of the brands Eisbär, SNF and Schlemper, Groz-Beckert has consolidated the entire Gauge Parts Tufting product portfolio and brought it into line with technically advanced and standardised criteria. This consolidated product platform is now available to you in all its diversity as a regularly updated Online Catalogue.

The entire industry has thus been supplied with an up-to-date tool for comfortable searching and precise identification of Gauge Parts Tufting.

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Sewing

GEBESWITCH®: The needle holder for uncompromising quality

GEBESWITCH® from Groz-Beckert simplifies the quick change of needle sizes in lock stitching machines. The new development guarantees uncompromising adaptation of the machine to the material - and the efficiency of this technology has already been practice-proven.

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Sustainability in needle production

At Groz-Beckert, environmental protection is not just discussed - it is lived out on a daily basis. With its responsibility as market leader in industrial needle production, Groz-Beckert has integrated a commitment to sustainability into its corporate guidelines.

Not only the quality of products but also their safe and environmentally-compatible production is essential worldwide. The objective of all these endeavours is to gain optimal benefits for customers, employees and also the environment. Click here for more information
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