Groz-Beckert KG

Newsletter 4 | 2013

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In the last edition of 2013, the Groz-Beckert Newsletter focuses on a topic that is making an increasing name for itself in the business. Architectural textiles in the insulation sector are already an outstanding market success, and the development of new fibers and technologies is making these textiles ever more important in other sectors as well.

Discover the world of Groz-Beckert – there's no better time to do so!

Newsletter 4 | 2013
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Corporate

Groz-Beckert wishes you all a Happy Christmas – and every success for 2014!

As the year draws to a close, it's time to look back on 2013. We thank you for the trust you placed in us over the past twelve months, and for all the exciting tasks and challenges you set us. We're certain that we'll be able to do a great deal for you in 2014 as well, and look forward to a year filled with opportunities – as your partner across the full length of the textile value chain.

Groz-Beckert wishes you all a very Happy Christmas - and every success for 2014!

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One innovator meets another –
successful joint venture develops lightweight elements with soundproofing

"Shaping the textile future together" – that's the slogan of the Groz-Beckert Technology and Development Center (TEZ). Among its partners are institutes and universities. Now, the experts from the TEZ are cooperating with the "Institute of Lightweight Design and Construction" (or the ILEK for short) in Stuttgart to develop lightweight elements which, thanks to textile insulation, also master something that until now posed a tricky challenge: using an external envelope on a building to protect its interior from environmental noise.

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Opening ceremony and great visitor interest

Since the beginning of September this year, the newly-built Health and Education Center (GEBIZ) at the headquarters of Groz-Beckert KG has been full of life. The new facilities at the Center – the "Malesfelsen Kindergarten", the "Malesfelsen Elementary School" and the "Malesfelsen Health Center" – have now been officially opened in a special ceremony. Following the opening, special access to the GEBIZ was granted to selected visitors – and over 3,500 of them took the opportunity to get a close-up look at this unique project. 

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A textile showpiece –
and a large-format demonstration of Groz-Beckert's expertise

At its headquarters in Albstadt, Germany, Groz-Beckert has definitely created a visual sensation: one of the company's buildings now has an imposing-looking textile façade! The huge banner covers a roughly 900-square-meter area, and its dimensions and special design convey Groz-Beckert's passion and expertise where textiles are concerned. Read below about how this eye-catching sight came into being, and about its impressive properties.

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Knitting

Shoes are treading new paths

Manufacturing classic products in an entirely new way – one good example of this is the knitted sports shoe. Traditionally, shoes for sports and recreation have been made from numerous different materials and individual components, all of them glued, baked or sewn. The top layer of the knitted shoes, in contrast, consists of a single component, manufactured in Fully-Fashion for a perfect fit. The results are impressive: Economically efficient manufacture and minimal wastage make this production method very attractive.

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Weaving

Weaving with stainless steel or bronze –
light and exclusive designs with metal

Woven wire mesh products have been an established part of technology for many years now – as sieve devices, filters or in measuring technology. Indeed, it would be hard to imagine everyday life without them. Haver & Boecker has taken a whole new approach to woven wire mesh – a sturdy and simultaneously filigree product. The company, now 125 years old, is not only focusing on the traditional applications but also the visual and functional attributes of woven wire mesh in architecture. All over the world, products from Haver & Boecker made from stainless steel and even bronze are now resulting in semitransparent building facades as well as spectacular interior design.

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Felting

From tents to high-tech roofs –
the textile construction revolution is picking up speed

Textile construction has always been closely associated with human history. It all started with simple tents made from woven natural fibers, and ever since artificial fiber was developed the sector has rapidly become important once more. Since 1990 the number of textile structures in the world has almost tripled. The combination of sophisticated, construction-suitable filaments, the nonwovens created from them, and applications in the building sector is constantly expanding the potential of textile construction. 

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Tufting

Cutting a great figure with Groz-Beckert –
tufting knives have become more powerful

Quality certainly pays dividends. For many years now, the use of high-quality materials and special production processes has been the prerequisite for the outstanding quality of Groz-Beckert tufting knives. Customers all over the world can rely one hundred percent on the constant quality of these high-precision knives. For end-users as well as leading tufting machine manufacturers (OEM), tufting knives from Groz-Beckert set the standard worldwide for the industry.

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Sewing

SEWING5
Groz-Beckert takes care of all your needs

Ever since 1852, Groz-Beckert has stood for continuity and high quality in needle production. Today's dynamic markets require more than just "good" product quality, however. Globalization of the apparel and shoe industries represents a key challenge, and competition is growing more intense all the time. This is accompanied by the need for sustainable productivity and efficiency increases as well as the constant desire for newer and ever more elaborate collections and designs. A new service concept is what is required. SEWING5 is the answer – in five dimensions!

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Groz-Beckert KG | P.O. Box 10 02 49 | 72423 Albstadt | Germany
Phone +49 7431 10-0 | Fax +49 7431 10-27 77 | contact@groz-beckert.com | www.groz-beckert.com

Domicil: Albstadt | District Court: Stuttgart | HRA 401300
VAT registration number: DE 144836167