Saurer Group – an exclusive interview with its CEO Daniel Lippuner
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Today’s issue of TextileFuture’s Newsletter is featuring an exclusive interview with Saurer Group CEO Daniel Lippuner, giving some background on Saurer Group but also revealing his views on various important aspects of the business. In addition, we throw some light on the success story of Saurer Schlafhorst in China.
Meanwhile, we have published some other news of interest and you can conveniently click on the links indicated below to read more.
- BASF inaugurates a new global R&D centre in Mubai, India
On March 7, 2014 the German chemical giant BASF inaugurated its new global R&D centre at its Thane site in Navi Mumbai, India, focusing on organic synthesis, advanced process and formulation research, discovery chemistry for modern agricultural solutions and molecular modelling
- Japan’s Fast Retailing to acquire American J. Crew
According to a report of WSJ Wall Street Journal the owners of J. Crew Group are engaged in talks to sell the clothing retailer to Japan’s Fast Retailing Company for as much as USD five billion
Itema Weaving India with new managing director
- Programmable vibration damping material developed by Swiss Empa
Researchers from Empa (Material Science & Technology) and ETH Zurich (Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich) have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration damping material capable of changing the landscape of mechanics. The material not only damps vibrations completely, it is capable to further conduct certain frequencies
- Awards in the nonwovens sector
The Nominees for the Index 2014 Awards Recognising
- ITA’s latest research results at JEC Europe 2014
ITA, the Institute of RWTH Aachen University is showcasing its latest research topics at JEC Europe Europe’s Composites Show & Conferences (March 11 -13) in Paris, France (Hall 7.2, Booth F36 and G 52)
Fellows 2014 of Ellen MacArthurFoundation and Schmidt Family Foundation
- US Huntsman with new thermoplastic polyurethanes site in Shanghai
On February 27, 2014 was the official inauguration ceremony of Huntsman’s new thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) production facility at the Jinshan Second Industry Zone in Shanghai, China
- New High Performance Fibre Centre for ITCF Denkendorf
May 15, 2014 ITCF Institute for Textile Chemicals and Manmade Fibres, Denkendorf (D) will inaugurate the new (HPFC) High Performance Fibre Centre in presence of guests from the sectors of politics, science and industry
- Burberry boosts its digital presence
Tencent, the largest internet company in Asia, and British luxury brand Burberry announced an innovative partnership to boost Burberry’s digital presence in China. Burberry will be leveraging Tencent’s various platforms to engage with a broader mainstream audience in China
Private initiative to propel innovation of technology in India
- Italian ITEMA sponsors Milano Unica before inaugurating new premises in Shanghai (updated 3/5/14 11:45)
Once again, the leading Italian provider of advance weaving machines, Itema S.p.A., Colzate, is sponsoring the exclusive textile fair from Milan will take place from March 3 -5, 2014 in Shanghai (PRC) bringing together the best manufacturers of premium Made in Italy fabrics and apparel
- German Reifenhäuser Reicofil will present new nonwovens business field at Index 2014
Reifenhäuser Reicofil will showcase at Booth 2531 at Index 2014 (April 8 -11, 2014) in Geneva (CH) its latest state-of-the-art technology and developments, and jointly with its sister company Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating (specialist for cast film, sheet and coating lines), the machine manufacturer will launch an innovative combination product made of nonwoven and film
- Itema Group results 2013 and is launching novelties
Italian Itema (a leading global provider of advanced weaving solutions), reports 2013 increases in sales, profit and operational result
Ruzuicka Prize 2013 awarded to Master of Nano-crystals
- A concept car is changing the landscape of manufacturing (continued series)
Autonomous driving is set to become reality in the near future. While the major automakers are putting the finishing touches on the technology, the Swiss idea factory Rinspeed puts man at the centre of the autonomous car
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Both of the items published in the Newsletter of today will give you an insight on the activities of Saurer Group and its future development. Remember it is just a year ago that the group was formed of the natural fibre business of Oerlikon, but of course the individual Saurer Group members have a long and successful history, as it is the case with Schlafhorst.
May your company’s record be as successful!
Virginia F. Bodmer-Altura, Publisher