- Positive export development in the first half of 2021
- USA remain most important foreign market
On 21 September, after 19 months, SIMAC Tanning Tech is reopening its doors in Milan as first trade fair for the footwear and leather machinery sector. SIMAC Tanning Tech is one of the world’s leading trade fairs in the sector, where the main manufacturers of machines and technologies for the footwear, leather and tanning industries meet every year.
VDMA Services joint stand at SIMAC
The VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies is exhibiting at this year’s SIMAC Tanning Tech together with the two member companies Global International B.V. and PMF GmbH Maschinenfabrikation as part of a VDMA Services joint participation. In addition, other VDMA member companies have their own stands at the show. “The presence of German and European companies at SIMAC Tanning Tech shows that companies want and are looking for face-to-face meetings at trade fairs,” says Elgar Straub, Managing Director VDMA TFL (Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies). “In addition, exhibitors are hoping for further important investment impetus after a sharp drop in orders and sales due to the pandemic in 2020.”
Export markets down in 2020, improvement in sight
German manufacturers of footwear and leather technology were able to export machinery worth 40.69 million euros in 2020, which was 17 percent less than in 2019 (48.96 million euros). In the first half of 2021, however, exports already increased by 12 percent year-on-year to 21.22 million euros. As in previous years, the industry’s major export market remains the USA, followed by France and Mexico.
Do you have any questions? Elgar Straub, Managing Director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies, phone +49 89 278287 20, [email protected], will be happy to answer them.
The VDMA represents around 3300 German and European mechanical and plant engineering companies. The industry stands for innovation, export orientation, medium-sized businesses and employs around four million people in Europe, more than one million of them in Germany alone.