Texcare International 2008

Texcare International 2008, World Market for Modern Textile Care in Frankfurt am Main from 31 May to 4 June 2008 promises to be the best Texcare for many years. New this year is the sequence of days, which now runs from Saturday to Wednesday. Over 200 exhibitors have already registered. They include all the world's market leaders, such as Kannegiesser, Jensen-Group, Lavatec, Pellerin Milnor, Alliance, Renzacci, Girbau, Multimatic ilsa, Miele and Ecolab. Around 60 per¬cent of them come from outside Germany. The most important foreign exhibitor nation by far is Italy with 54 registrations at present, followed by Belgium (11), The Netherlands (11), the USA (9) and Denmark (7).

In comparison to the previous event, Texcare 2008 can already boast a ten percent increase in net exhibition space, which is primarily the result of requests for larger stands from leading exhibitors. In view of the great demand for space, Messe Frankfurt has optimised the presentation space available in Hall 8 and integrated the Galleria into the concept of the fair. Leading publishing companies and service providers will make their presentations in the Galleria. Messe Frankfurt expects around 13,000 international trade visitors with a high degree of decision-making authority to come together with over 200 exhibitors on 19,500 square metres of exhibition space (net) at Texcare 2008.

Detlef Braun, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt: "Texcare is the biggest international meeting place for textile care where manufacturers from home and abroad present a comprehensive range unparalleled anywhere in the world. The importance of the fair is also confirmed by the high degree of internationality and quality on the trade-visitor side. Texcare is a fair for decision makers."

Companies from all over the world use Texcare to present their innovations for the first time to an international audience of trade visitors – the four-yearly cycle of events is oriented towards the innovation cycle of the sector. Companies present their latest developments for the entire spectrum of modern textile care, i.e., from laundry and dry-cleaning technology, via logistics and transport, finishing and ironing machines, to research and services.

Almost one in two visitors travelled to Frankfurt from outside Germany for Texcare 2004. After Germany, the top ten visitor nations in 2004 were Italy, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Switzerland, Sweden, the USA, Austria and Finland. The decision-making authority of trade visitors to Texcare was very high. In a visitor poll, around 65 percent of trade visitors said they belonged to the top management of their company.

Accounting for over 60 percent of the total, the majority of trade visitors to Texcare 2004 came from the 'services' segment with laundries (28 percent) and dry cleaners (22 percent) in the forefront. Other important visitor target groups were the industry (18 percent) and the trade (10 percent). Specialists from the fields of textile services and textile leasing are becoming in¬creasingly important for Texcare. One of the main reasons for this is that more and more institutions are outsourcing their textile-care work.

In addition to learning from the exhibitor presentations, visitors can add to their specialist knowledge by attending the Texcare Forum, a high-grade lecture programme covering subjects of topical interest to the sector, e.g., energy efficiency, automation technology and modern management. Texcare Forum is organised by Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with the German Textile Dry Cleaning Association (Deutscher Textilreinigungs¬verband - DTV), the Garment and Leather Technology Association of the Association of German Machine and Plant Manufacturers (Verband Deutscher Maschinen und Anlagenbau – VDMA), intex, Textile Service Industrial Association (Industrie¬verband Textil Service e.V.), the Wfk Research Institute for Dry Cleaning Technology and the Hohensteiner Institutes under the auspices of Cinet - International Committee for Textile Care.

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