On this page you will find associations and organizations that are relevant to the machinery and equipment aspect of the fashion and textile industry. This database is presented for your viewing pleasure by Apparel Search.
American Textile Machinery Association (ATMA): Founded in 1933, the American Textile Machinery Association is the only U.S. trade association devoted solely to the advancement of U.S.-based manufacturers of textile machinery, ancillary equipment and parts. With a membership of 110 companies, their members annually produce a substantial majority (upwards of 80%) of textile machinery made in the United States. The Association is based in the Washington, D.C. area, is managed by a professional staff, and is funded largely by exhibition revenue and member dues.
British Textile Machinery
Association: BTMA was founded in 1940 and is now recognized as the
official organization for the interests of the British textile machinery
industry. BTMA is a member of the Comit
Europ en des Constructeurs de Machines Textiles (CEMATEX) thereby ensuring that the interests of the British textile machinery industry are represented in Europe. In addition CEMATEX is the organizer of the ITMA exhibitions and as a consequence applications for the event are handled by BTMA.
CEMATEX (Comit Europen des Constructeurs de Machines Textiles) is composed of eight European associations of textile machinery manufacturers. Among those, beside of Germany, count the associations of Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. CEMATEX has a central significance for the fair policy. This concerns, beside others, the allocation of the ITMA (International Textile Machinery Exhibition).
China Textile Machinery and Accessory Industrial Association (CTMA): China Textile Machinery and Accessory Industrial Association (abbreviated CTMA), established on May 19, 1990, is a social and economical organization with 438 voluntary members who are the enterprises and institutions from textile machinery and accessory industry. It is a registered mass organization legal person approved by The Ministry of Civil Administration of PRC. It is also a nationwide professional organization featuring with trans-regional, trans-departmental and multi-economic sectoral business activities.
Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) : North American manufacturers of conveying equipment for the entire materials-handling industry.
Italian Association of Textile Producers (ACIMIT) [Italian Textile Machinery]: The Association (a private non-profit making body) main purpose consists in promoting the Italian textile machinery sector and in supporting its activity, mainly abroad, through the most updated and innovative promotional means, constantly improved during its 59 years of life. In order to promote the Italian textile machinery knowledge throughout the world, ACIMIT gives any kind of information on the activity of the producers and organizes a wide range of promotional activities (such as exhibitions, technical seminars, missions in Italy and abroad, etc.) most of the time in collaboration with ICE (Italian Trade Commission). Another ACIMIT major aim consists in informing its member companies about commercial, financial and technical problems which can be found in the different markets in order to facilitate their entry.
Japan Sewing Machinery Manufacturers Association (JASMA): The JASMA aims to develop and implement surveys and plans, and promote standardization in the production, distribution, etc. of sewing machinery, sewing machinery parts and accessories, and sewing-related equipment, including hand knitting machines (hereinafter called "Sewing and Other Equipment."), in order to bring about the overall development of the Sewing and Other Equipment industries, to help to raise the quality of people's lives and contribute to the development of Japan's national economy.
Symantex - Belgium Textile Machinery Association
Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI): The Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), a group of machinery industry manufacturers, supports this move to its fullest extent by setting up the organization to promote and build the Taiwan machinery sector through the combined efforts of the industry's individual enterprises. TAMI provides information and guidance to the government, and takes part in government economic programs for the collective benefits of the machinery business.
Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (India): The foundation for manufacture of complete textile machinery was laid in the decade 1940-1950 mainly to cater to the machinery requirement of a century old domestic textile industry. But the actual progress in manufacturing textile machinery commenced in the subsequent decade and thereafter with the Government's active encouragement both from the point of tariff and trade protection, the industry marched ahead to build a capacity worth over Rs. 36,000 million with an investment of Rs. 15,000 million.
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