Site agency threads meeting production and innovation round 30 well-known textile entrepreneurs from Turkey were at the invitation of the location of Tubingen Reutlingen Zollernbahn Abbey agency late September for three days in the Neckar-ALB region. They made contacts with local businesses and informed themselves about the textile programmes in Reutlingen and Albstadt-Sigmaringen. Technical textiles with a visit of the Rokona textile plant in Tubingen and the needle manufacturer Groz-Beckert in town were in the foreground of the trip. Learned during her visit”from Turkey the region as a location for the textile and clothing industry the big players know. The mesh Museum in Albstadt location Agency, Neckar-ALB organised a meeting with textile entrepreneurs from Neckar-ALB, where has been talking about possible cooperation.
The research came not too short: both scientific backgrounds and their textile courses presented the guests the University Albstadt – Sigmaringen as well the University of Reutlingen. Experts among themselves the Advantage of us is Turkish textile entrepreneurs, that we are closer to Europe than China. Murat Tosunoglu, an entrepreneur from the Turkish Denizli explains much better, we understand the mentality”. He speaks german and English and has 300 employees producing antistatic fabrics mainly upholstery fabrics but also in his yarn-spinning and yarn dyeing plant. The textile industry is still the largest exporter of Turkey. But even where manufacturers need to attract warm and keep eyes and ears open for new trends which is why they came in such large numbers Neckar-ALB.
Textile region Neckar-ALB means textile tradition and the future in the Neckar-ALB region. With 15,000 employees, 220 textile companies and two universities specialized Neckar-ALB in the global competition, the region plays an important role. The leading position owes the region brands such as Hugo Boss, MarcCain, Sanetta, Mey or Rosch and other leading international companies such as the system supplier of needles Groz-Beckert, the textile chemistry suppliers CHT or the textile machinery manufacturer Stoll. A focus is the global growth market of technical textiles. Their share is now already almost half of the total textile sales.