SHANGHAI — Texcare Asia, also known as the International Trade Fair for Modern Textile Care, has wrapped up another “successful” edition, says show organizers Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. and China National United Equipment Group Corp.
“The biennial event has once again confirmed its significance to China and greater Asia’s textile care industry,” says Jason Cao, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. “Collectively, 8,553 visitors from 55 countries and regions attended the three-day show, a 20% increase from the previous edition.”
Top 10 visiting overseas countries and regions were from Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, Russia and Indonesia, adds Cao.
Held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, Texcare Asia drew 150 exhibitors from more than a dozen countries. They presented their latest innovations in laundry, drycleaning, ironing and dyeing machinery, as well as textile management systems, according to Messe Frankfurt. Business areas represented by visitors included hotels, Laundromats, dry cleaners, government and military departments, and hospitals, says Cao.
“The show was designed for these aforementioned areas, since they represent some of the fastest growing sectors of national economies in Asia,” he adds. “We aimed to provide not only a showcase of new and exciting items in textile care, but also a forum with engaging and informative discussions by top industry leaders. I am pleased with our results for 2013, and I believe the fair’s influence will continue to grow for years to come.”
In addition to showcasing latest products, the show also gave exhibitors and visitors a chance to meet with decision-making authorities, learn about new solutions from competitors, as well as close deals on-site, says Messe Frankfurt.
“Exhibitor and visitor quality has greatly improved this year,” says Hong Chen, chairman of Jiangsu Sea Lion Machinery Group. “I believe the laundry industry’s future development will be focused on the integration of energy conservation and efficiency technology. I am very optimistic about the future of laundry washing equipment in the Chinese market. Texcare Asia represents the best platform currently in China for promoting and marketing the textile care industry.”
“We appreciate that Texcare Asia has become an international and professional industry platform, where brands can showcase new products and advancement,” adds Thomas Yin, general manager of JENSEN Group, China. “We can tell that the show is gathering more and more professional visitors, since our booth is always busy. We believe that the show not only encourages sales of participating companies but also motivates the growth of the entire industry.”
The show also featured Texcare Forum Asia, which consisted of more than 20 various sessions conducted by some of the world’s top leaders in professional textile care, says Messe Frankfurt. “They shared information on the latest industry practices from around the world, with the goal of aiding China’s growth in textile care,” the organization says.
“The show’s combination with Texcare Forum Asia has made it an excellent educational platform, which offers several chances for discussion on the growth of the China market and future business opportunities by mixing people from all disciplines in the field,” says John Hacker, director of sales, Asia Pacific, at Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH. “We will continue our participation in the next editions, as we regard Texcare Asia as an important occasion for accessing the best quality of people in the China market.”
Guozhang Wu, CEO of the Laundry Technology R&D Association in Taiwan, adds, “Through the information provided on trends and advanced concepts, I believe the forum provides a great breadth of knowledge. I look forward to returning to the forum and overall exhibition for future editions, and hopefully hear from more experts on their practical experiences.”
Texcare Asia’s next edition is scheduled to convene in fall 2015.