The Textile Machinery Sector plays a crucial role in the processing and production of textiles and garments worldwide. The demand for textile machinery was influenced by several factors, including increasing urbanization and global population, changes in fashion trends, industrialization, and the economic condition of different regions. Some of the major players in the industry are the U.S., China, Germany, Japan, Italy, etc. These companies are popular for their expertise and advanced technologies in textile machinery manufacturing.
The industry has been continuously striving and adapting to meet the changing demands of the global textile market. Digital solutions are transforming the industry with technologies such as AI (artificial intelligence) and data analytics. The key equipment in the textile machinery industry includes weaving machines, spinning machines, knitting machines, dyeing, and printing machines, etc. Industries worldwide such as fashion, home textiles, wholesale, and retail textile markets depend on the textile machinery industry to meet their consumer demands.
The number of textile machinery units sold globally was estimated at 7.2 million in 2022. This number is expected to reach 15 million units by 2030 with an industry growth potential of 9.7% between 2022 and 2030. Around 41.2 million units were sold in the U.S. alone. China, on the other hand, is projected to grow by 9.7% with sales of over 8.2 million units per year. Other noteworthy geographic markets in this sector include Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, and EU countries such as Germany, Italy, and Spain.
The product category that generates the most sales in the textile machinery sector is spinning machines. Other types of machines demanded and sold in this industry include weaving machines, knitting machines, dyeing and finishing machines, printing machines, cutting and sewing machines, etc.
Textile manufacturers are opting for automatic devices and integrating Industry 4.0 technologies into their machinery. There is increased usage of robotics, IoT (Internet of Things), data analytics, and AI to increase productivity and optimize resource utilization. There seems to be a growing demand for sustainable and eco-friendly machinery to combat climate change and excessive carbon footprint. Machinery that reduces water and energy consumption is being preferred over traditional machinery in the key regions.
The Textile Machinery sector plays an integral role in providing machinery to the global textile industry. The industry is transforming worldwide with the help of digital solutions such as AI and data analytics. Numerous trade shows are held across the world to showcase the latest technologies and solutions. Here are some of the most important trade shows held in different countries:
TechTextil North America: One of the largest trade shows for the entire textile machinery sector. The latest innovations in the sector are displayed at the show with leading industry professionals in attendance. The event provides 3 days of education, networking, and business development to attendees. Several educational conferences and workshops are held to discuss the future of the industry and other important topics such as climate change. The event takes place in Frankfurt, Germany at Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds.
ITMA Milano: One of the most influential events in the textile machinery industry, ITMA Milano exhibits the latest garment processing technologies, machinery, and materials. It is an instrumental platform to engage with key decision makers, leading brand owners, and witness the latest market trends. Visiting the event allows industry professionals to gather useful information straight from the experts. The event takes place in Milan, Italy, at Fiera Milano RHO exhibition grounds.
Inlegmash: A prominent trade show for the textile and garment industry that takes place in Moscow, Russia. The event receives 114 exhibitors from 11 countries and is an ideal avenue to discover the latest innovations from all over the globe. At the same time, it is a key event for global exposure and meeting important industry stakeholders.
ITMA ASYA + CITME: One of Asia’s largest shows in the textile machinery industry organized in Shanghai, China. Important stakeholders from the global industry including buyers, suppliers, engineers, investors, and contractors come together and explore new business opportunities. It is your chance to discover cutting-edge technical innovations and engage with experts from all over the world. The event is also a learning experience with a range of conferences and workshops on different industry-related topics.
Gartex Texprocess India: A cutting-edge trade show dedicated to different aspects of textile production, such as spinning, weaving, knitting, etc. This event is also part of the Texprocess portfolio of Messe Frankfurt and gains importance on a global scale. Various aspects of textile production are covered in the event from the latest machinery to fabrics, accessories, and finishing techniques. The event provides a chance to gain a global experience and meet important stakeholders from India and other key regions.
Heimtextil Frankfurt: A leading global textile event with a special emphasis on interior textiles. The event provides a comprehensive platform to discover the latest mechanical innovations in various parts of textile production. Attendees can avail this opportunity to engage with the biggest global players and cash on new business opportunities. The event is held in Frankfurt, Germany at Messe Frankfurt.
The textile machinery industry has grown and evolved significantly over the past few years. Growing urbanization and population growth are major factors that drive the growth in this sector. The industry consists of a wide range of sub-sectors, each specializing in different stages of textile processing and manufacturing. The key regions in this sector are spinning machinery, weaving machinery, knitting machinery, dyeing, and printing machinery, finishing machinery, digital printing, home textiles, interior textiles, digital printing machinery, etc.