The first big face-to-face exhibition for Swiss Textile Machinery since the epidemic limitations. Despite the fact that the event was attended by 99 percent Chinese guests, it was a successful endeavour. The Rieter Group, which includes Graf, SSM, and Bräcker, called the event a “success despite the constraints.” The significance of the Chinese market for spinning equipment was also highlighted.
Rieter expects changes in the Chinese market for spinning equipment as a result of the country’s cost development. Loepfe Brothers Ltd., whose CEO Dr. Ralph Mennicke says: “ITMA Asia means reaching our largest client base in the world – physically by our local partners,” underlined the importance of the China market.

Stäubli, a Swiss firm, was able to show a wide range of machinery at its stand, including a number of new releases and a specific focus in weaving preparation solutions. Despite an ongoing semiconductor supply chain problem, Uster is seeing tremendous demand and is working hard to achieve delivery deadlines. The Chinese market is seen as “still extremely solid,” with room for expansion in the denim sector.