Trützschler, a complete supplier for spinning preparation, offers solutions that make the spinning preparation process more intelligent against increased competition and cost pressure. Among these innovations was the intelligent card TC19i.
Trützschler Spinning is the technology market leader in spinning preparation in the cotton and man-made fiber sector. Trützschler Card Clothing has successfully manufactured high performance clothing for cards and roller cards for many years. Trützschler Nonwovens manufactures machines and systems for the production of nonwovens products. From razor-thin hygienic web all the way to thicj noise-absorbent mats. Trützschler Man-Made Fibers is a competent manufacturer of machinery and systems fort he production of BCF and industrial yarns.
We interviewed with Trützschler Group CEO/ CSO Dr. Dirk Burger and Regional Sales Manager Gerhard Wienands for the ‘German Special Section’ of our Tekstil Teknoloji magazine. Reminding that “Turkey was and is one of our top-5 worldwide markets” Burger and Wienands, “In 2020 the exhibitions in Turkey are of great importance to us.” said.
How was 2019 for your company and what are the company’s plans for the 2020? What are your expansion plans?
Dr. Dirk Burger, CEO/CSO Trützschler Group: At the 2019 ITMA fair in Barcelona, we received much positive feedback on our new developments and products. Many customers confirmed that their requirements and problems have been addressed in our product innovations. Now, after the fair, we focus on the market launch of the new Truetzschler products. Our new TC 19i, the first intelligent (self-optimizing) card, represents an innovative leap. This concept incorporates the demand for high-quality spinning preparation with the increasing staff shortage in the spinning mills.
Gerhard Wienands, Regional Sales Manager: In 2020 the exhibitions in Turkey are of great importance to us. The ITM in Istanbul is gaining more and more attention – not only for national, but also for international business. The local exhibitions held in Turkey gives us the possibility to meet new and existing customers from this important textile area.
How important is the Turkish market to your company – and how much business is carried out here?
G.Wienands: Turkey was and is one of our top-5 worldwide markets. We are striving to keep and expand our already high market share with the latest state of the art equipment and constantly improved technical service.
In the last year we have established our own sales and service force for card clothing together with our service team for machinery. Besides our longstanding subsidiary in Gaziantep, we opened our branch in Kahramanmaras, which completes the network to the service stations already opened in Corlu and Kayseri.
What trends are you currently seeing in the textile machinery industry?
G.Wienands: Besides the “classic“ spinning processes Open End Spinning and Ring Spinning, we see an increasing demand in Vortex yarns, recycled yarns and intimate (blowroom) blends.
What industrial and economic challenges are currently impacting your company, and how is your company responding to them?
G.Wienands: 2019 was full of challenges for all of us, speaking of availability of local credits, high inflation, trade wars, high interest rates, quality and costs of raw material, cost of energy, fluctuation of staff in spinning mills, etc.. Of course we deal intensively with our customer’s challenges. That’s why we implement solutions with which customers can achieve optimum yarn quality in production, make optimum use of resources and benefit from the advantages of intelligent self-optimization. To give an example: Many spinning mills have a problem – there are not enough qualified specialists. Our intelligent solution for personnel bottlenecks is called adaptive self-optimization: High-precision Truetzschler sensors continuously measure decisive production parameters. On this basis, our machines adjust themselves automatically in an ideal way. The result: You can achieve consistently high sliver quality on all machines without manual readjustment.
What measures do you take adopt a sustainable manufacturing approach?
D.Burger: The demand for clothing is increasing worldwide – but the areas for cotton cultivation are limited. Trützschler contributes significantly to the sustainable use of this valuable raw material with future-oriented technologies. One example for obtaining the maximum of good fibers from raw materials is our Wastecontrol system in the blowroom and carding. An optical sensor monitors the waste and adjusts the knife setting so that no good fibers are separated. Moreover, we offer technologies that make processes both shorter and more sustainable: With our IDF 2 technology, for example, we facilitate the production of high-quality yarns from cotton fiber waste. In addition to the responsible use of raw material we contribute to fiber recycling by providing solutions for processing textile waste.
Interview: Dilek HAYIRLI