Saurer Open House 2024: A platform for  knowledge sharing and innovation

The textile industry is constantly evolving, and industry leaders must stay updated on  the latest trends and innovations. To achieve this, Saurer, a leading textile machinery  company, hosted for the first time the OpenHouse 2024 event on January 12 and 13.

This new format brought together industry experts from academia, consulting, and  industry, showcasing the latest advancements in textile technology and fostering  collaborative discussions on prevailing megatrends.  

The event featured an impressive lineup of esteemed speakers, including Prof.  Chokri Cherif from Dresden Technical University in Germany and Prof. Thomas Gries  from RWTH Aachen University in Germany,

who shared their expertise and insights  into sustainable business opportunities and future developments in the industry. Dr  Uwe Rondé, Group CEO of Saurer, presented an outlook on the company’s latest  innovations and its commitment to supporting customers in energy-saving,  digitalisation, automation, and recycling. The remarkable speaker’s program  included representatives from industry partners such as Textechno Herbert Stein  (Felix Liebhold) and Tailorlux (Tobias Herzog). Additionally, ITMF (Christian Schindler)  provided an outlook on textile market development. 

Customers and other visitors had the chance to explore the new Saurer Sustainability  Hub, an innovation space that showcases and explores advancements in textile  manufacturing. It includes a showroom, a spinning development centre, textile  technology consulting services, and a machine research centre. This hub serves as a  platform for fostering innovative solutions, sustainability, and collaboration within the  textile industry. 

One of the highlights was the world-premiere presentations of Saurer’s innovative  machinery: from the machine-based automation of the BD480 and BD8 machines  with doffer to the Autocoro Melange. Saurer has developed a technology for rotor  spinning that for the first time allows the production of melange yarns with a flexible  mixing ratio directly on the Autocoro. The semi-automatic rotor spinning machine BD  Filea specialises in the production of elastane covered yarns. These innovative yarns  are suitable for a wide range of applications, including stretch fabrics for garments.  Notably, the spinning of 100% cotton on Autoairo also drew significant attention  from visitors. 

The Saurer OpenHouse 2024

also featured factory tours and workshops on the Saurer  Academy, providing valuable knowledge-sharing opportunities, as well as  presentations on Saurer’s digital solutions, including the digital Senses platform and  the e-commerce solution, Secos. 

In addition, partner companies, such as Groz-Beckert, Kelheim Fibres GmbH,  Renewcell, Reseda Binder, Rimtex Industries, RoZa Plastik San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti., Tailorlux  GmbH – integrity solutions, Temsan Air, Textechno Herbert Stein, and Welker Vakuum  showcased their contributions to sustainable textile production in a small exhibition.  With DZ Bank also the financial sector was present.  

Saurer donated an Autocoro Spinntester to the Technical University Dresden for  research purposes, which was officially handed over to the keynote speaker Dr  Chokri Cherif by Dr Ronde at the OpenHouse event.  

The central concept of the event was to establish a space for fruitful discussions and  idea-sharing that could help tackle the challenges faced by the industry. The visitors’  feedback was overwhelmingly positive and showed that the textile industry needs  this kind of informative exchange. 

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