In recent years, Uzbekistan has established itself as a permanent fixture among the most important international locations for the textile industry. The figures cited by Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) underline this: “Since 2020, annual gross fixed capital formation in the textile and clothing industry has exceeded the 1 billion US dollar mark. The industry association’s planned investments for the textile industry at the beginning of 2023 alone add up to a good 500 million U.S. dollars (US$). In addition, new projects are being prepared. The association includes more than 1,500 jersey and confectionary goods manufacturers and about 450 textile companies, which account for the bulk of the industry’s output.” Usbekistans Textil- und Bekleidungsindustrie investiert kräftig | Branchen | Usbekistan | Textilindustrie (gtai.de)
Uzbek delegation of textile entrepreneurs visits Baden-Württemberg
At the end of August, Gesamtmasche, German-Uzbek Textile Partners (GUZ Partner) and Uzbekistan Textile and Garment Industry Association invited to a business forum in Baden-Württemberg. The aim was to make new contacts in order to establish partnerships with Germany and Europe. Until now, Uzbekistan has done most of its business with neighboring countries.
Technical competence is also to be further expanded, as is the processing of blended yarns. Currently, the focus is on cotton yarns; the natural fiber is grown and processed in the country.
Therefore, existing and potential German partner companies sat at the table alongside Uzbek representatives. These included Mayer & Cie. as well as various other machine and component manufacturers from southern Germany.
Circular knitting machines from Mayer & Cie. popular in Uzbekistan
Mayer & Cie. has been a highly regarded manufacturer of textile machinery in the country for many years. The local representative TTS, headed by Anna Tsoy, now records triple-digit sales figures every year. Many clients are regular customers, the inquiries mostly machine projects with several dozen machines. Especially popular are Relanit 3.2 HS for single jersey, the MBF 3.2 for 3-thread fleece, and the D4 3.2 interlock machine and the D4 2.2 for rib. In addition, the MPU 1.6 is frequently ordered as a machine for high-quality single jersey plush.
Uzbek delegation visits Mayer & Cie.
Thanks to these connections, there were some familiar faces among the members of the 20-strong Uzbek delegation visiting Mayer & Cie. headquarters in Albstadt at the end of August. The majority had come on behalf of fully integrated textile companies. Nil Granit, for example, has been active on the market for almost 30 years and covers the entire production cycle, from cotton growing through spinning and knitting to the finished product. Delegation member Haj Tex also has a spinning mill, knitting mill, dyeing plant as well as ready-made clothing.
Sebastian Mayer, member of the management of Mayer & Cie, sales director Wolfgang Müller and sales area manager Timo Schramm gave the visitors an insight into the company. During a tour of the assembly halls where the high-quality circular knitting machines are manufactured, the guests were impressed by the vertical range of manufacture and the modern production machines.
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