German Technology Meets U.S. And Mexican Textiles
Mon 09, 2017
According to the VDMA, traditionally the United States is one of the top five destinations for German textile machinery. Strong sectors in the United States include technical textiles and nonwovens, but also home textiles like carpets. In the first half of 2017, German exports of textile machinery and accessories to the United States reached more than $130 million. “So, for the whole year 2017, we can expect business on a quite good level with exports worth well above $200 million,” said Thomas Waldmann, managing director, VDMA Textile Machinery.
The VDMA reports the market in Mexico was quiet for a couple of years, but picked up in 2015 and 2016. In the first six months of 2017, German deliveries of textile machinery to Mexico reached more than $20 million. “Continuing like this, the result for the whole year will be a good one,” Waldmann said.