This edition of the Groz-Beckert Online Newsletter demonstrates once again the crucial importance of innovation and constantly new thinking in the textile sector. As a partner within the textile value chain, Groz-Beckert continually inspires new ideas and concepts, but it is also a company that recognizes its customers' needs and turns them into products that give them the competitive edge. Let the contents of this Newsletter inspire you to further increase your productivity and your success. Discover the world of Groz-Beckert – there's no better time to do so!
In September the new Health and Education Center (GEBIZ) at Groz-Beckert opened its doors. With this new center, which covers 5,600 square meters and cost 17.5 million Euros to build, the company is sending a clear message: A commitment to education and health is not just the job of the state, it is everyone's responsibility. In its "Kita Malesfelsen" day nursery and its "Grundschule Malesfelsen" elementary school, therefore, the GEBIZ offers all-day care and education for kids aged from 0 to 10 according to socially adjusted costs. The newly-constructed complex of buildings at the Groz-Beckert headquarters in Albstadt also contains the "BKK Groz-Beckert" health insurance fund and the "Vitalzentrum Malesfelsen", which offers fitness and prevention programs. The building also houses a company physician, company medics and a physiotherapy center.Click here for more information
Since October 2011, Groz-Beckert has not only been active as a technology partner to the textile industry but also as a provider of valuable expert knowledge – in the shape of the Groz-Beckert Academy. After an excellent start, the Academy is continuing to fine-tune its profile to match the requirements of customers worldwide. Find out more about this year's new developments, and also about how well the different courses have been accepted over the past two years.Click here for more information
This year's Techtextil from June 11 to 13 attracted around 27,500 visitors from 97 countries to Frankfurt am Main – and many of them headed directly for the Groz-Beckert booth. The reason for this huge amount of interest in the 276-square-meter booth was a spectacular exhibit – the TexCar. This cutaway model of a brand new Mercedes-Benz E-Class stationwagon, showing the often unexpected locations where modern automobiles rely on technical textiles, was a big hit with the public. In addition to the spectacularly staged TexCar, the other Groz-Beckert products were of course also greatly admired by the visitors. The opportunity to win valuable prizes in a needling competition using the NeedleMaster was also very popular with the visitors at the booth.Click here for more information
"WorldSkills", the most important event worldwide on the theme of vocational training and education, stopped over in Leipzig, Germany between July 2 and July 7. Over 1,000 participants had registered for the professional WorldSkills contests – a new record in the 60-year history of this event. As a result, Germany had two reasons for celebration: firstly it was the host again, and secondly it broke the record for the number of participants. Groz-Beckert took the opportunity to organize an excursion for its apprentices to mark the occasion – after all, this was the first national opportunity to do so for over 40 years. That made it all the more exciting for the apprentices from Groz-Beckert KG to be there live at "WorldSkills", and also get to know the city of Leipzig at the same time!Click here for more information
"Cheap" and "value for money" can often mean two different things. And Groz-Beckert is happy to prove that – with its "efficiency calculator". Trade show visitors to the ITM in Istanbul and the ShanghaiTex in China were given an impressive demonstration of how the use of high-quality products can increase productivity and be gentle on resources at the same time.
This "Productivity Benchmark" is now available online as well. Discover the competitive advantages Groz-Beckert can offer you in the circular knitting process!Click here for more information
The more rapidly a weaving machine can be modified, the more productive it becomes. That is why, as an expert systems provider for weaving, Groz-Beckert will be enhancing its proven weaving preparation product line with further new developments in the KnotMaster warp tying systems sector. The new, modular tying frames for easier transportation and fast setup make weaving machine preparation even simpler. Another proven feature is the twin frame system, which enables weaving widths of up to 600 cm and can easily be transported thanks to its divisibility.Click here for more information
Sophisticated statics not only make modern automobiles lighter yet simultaneously more stable in design, but felting needles too – as proven by the newly developed EcoStar. With 13 percent less cross-sectional area than a standard felting needle, and with its stabilizing edge profiles, the new EcoStar not only requires less penetration strength but also has a longer service life, a more even product surface and improved fiber transportation. Find out more here about all the other benefits of the EcoStar felting needle!Click here for more information
The requirements of automotive carpet manufacturers are increasing steadily where functionality, reliability and service life of tufting tools are concerned. Growing cost pressure and ever higher quality demands on behalf of automotive manufacturers are ensuring that gauge part cutting systems are becoming increasingly important success factors. As a partner across the full length of the textile value chain, Groz-Beckert is thus constantly active in further development, and is again offering improved vehicles with a clear competitive edge.Click here for more information
As with many other high-quality brand products, pirate and counterfeit copies of Groz-Beckert sewing-machine needles do surface from time to time. For customers they are often hard to differentiate at first sight from the original product. To protect you as well as your customers from inferior copies like these, Groz-Beckert has developed a practical tool. You can use it to test the authenticity of Groz-Beckert sewing-machine needles with just one click.Click here for more information