German Textile Technology successfully presented in Indonesia

German Textile Technology successfully presented in Indonesia

VDMA, the German umbrella organisation of Textile Machinery organised a conference “German Technology meets Indonesian Textile” (April 16 – 17, 2013) in Jakarta (Indonesia)

The VDMA event has been supported by API-Indonesian Textile Association, PERAG, ATA Journal for Textile and Apparel and Over 300 high ranking Indonesian technical experts and decision makers from the Indonesian textile industry attended the technology lecturers given by expert from 29 German textile machinery manufacturers. Participating were A. Monforts Textilmaschinen, Aug. Herzog Maschinenfabrik, Brückner Textile Technologies, ERBATECH, FONG’S Europe, Georg Sahm, Groz-Bekcert, KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik, Körting Hannover, Lindauer DORNIER, Mahlo, Mayer & Cie., MERZ MASCHINENFABRIK, Neuenthauser Maschinenbau, Oerlikon Saurer Allma Product Line, Oerlikon Schlafhorst, PLEVA, Reseda Binder, Rieter Ingolstadt, Stiftung Oeko-Tex, TEXTECHNO, Thies, Truetzschler Nonwovens & Man Made Fibres, Truetzschler, WELKER SPINNTECH, WUMAG TEXROLL.

In a practise oriented manner the topics were spinning, knitting, warp-knitting, braiding, weaving, nonwoven, finishing, dyeing machines, automation solutions, textile testing, measurement and control equipment. The major application fields were garments, home textiles and new technical applications, among Technical Textiles.

At the event, a trend book on industrial / technical textiles was gifted to Ramon Bangun (Director of Multifarious and Textile Industry within the Indonesian Ministry of Industry, and to the two moderators Dr. Mohamad Widodo and Mr. Gunawan from the School of Textile Technlogy in Bandung (Seklolah Tinggi Teknologi Teknologi Tekstil).


Ramon Bangun underlined that “the Indonesian textile industry is still growing and striving toward implementing a new development paradigm in accordance with energy efficient and environmentally friendly technology and that there is no other choice than to buy German or European textile machinery. Agus S. Tjandra, President and Director of Ateja Tritunggal, stated: “In our company most machines are from Germany. It is just a question of time when for instance automation solutions and other high tech machines from Germany will be used at an even larger scale in Indonesia”.

In 2012 German textile machinery exports to Indonesia amounted to EUR 120 million, a plus of 132 % and ranked as fifth important market after China, Turkey, India and the USA.

VDMA Textile Machinery Association will continue this series of conferences in textile producing countries. Its next stop will be Bangladesh from November 5 – 6, 2013.

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