New trade fair year kicks off with the DTG Dhaka in Bangladesh

Mayer & Cie.’s first venture in the new trade fair year took it to Bangladesh, where jointly with local representative Brady the company presented its products on an approx. 50 square metre stand at the DTG Dhaka. The largest textile machinery fair in Bangladesh, the Dhaka International Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition, to give it its full name, took place from 28 to 31 January 2016 in the country’s capital city. The trade fair visitors were mainly local textile manufacturers. Mayer & Cie., together with Brady, exhibited a Relanit 3.2 S with a 30-inch diameter on an open-width frame.

“Our Relanit machine, using the tried and tested relative technology, made a very good impression,” said Mayer & Cie.’s Torsten Meile, Sales Manager Bangladesh. “Our exhibit evidently corresponded well to the requirements of local customers, which is hardly surprising, given that the Relanit 3.2 S really gives value for money.” The single jersey circular knitting machine that was on show has all the benefits of relative technology, such as gentle thread deflection and significant energy savings. Fewer yarn breaks and less integrated fluff are additional properties that score points for the Relanit 3.2 S.

Bangladesh is one of Mayer & Cie.’s most important international markets. The textile industry there currently faces a number of challenges. They include rising wages, improvement in workplace safety and increasing competition from countries such as Vietnam and Cambodia. To take up these challenges successfully, Bangladesh is relying, inter alia, on a higher quality and productivity of its machinery: Demand for single and double jersey machines has been consistently high for years, Mayer & Cie. says. Large diameters of up to 46 inches are especially interesting for customers in Bangladesh.

That is why Torsten Meile is satisfied overall with the DTG Dhaka even though he has a clear criticism of the organisation. “A household goods fair was held at the exhibition site at the same time as the DTG,” he says. “That led to a rush of visitors to the site, causing traffic chaos on access routes. After hours in a traffic jam many DTG visitors gave up and drove back home – with the result that many decision makers failed to make it to the textile machinery fair.”