Members of TMAS, the Swedish Textile Machinery Association have adopted a range of new strategies to assist manufacturers of textiles and apparel to adjust to a new normal, as Europe and other regions emerge cautiously from lockdown.
Amongst them are TMAS members of the ACG Group, who quickly established a dedicated new nonwovens fabric converting and single-use garment making-up plant to supply to the Swedish health authorities. From a standing start in March, this is now producing 1.8 million square meters of converted fabric and turning it into 692,000 finished medical garments each month.
Svegea, which has spent the past few months developing its new CR-210 fabric relaxation machine for knitted fabrics, has also successfully set up and installed a number of machines remotely, which the company has never attempted before.
Pär Hedman, Sales and Marketing Manager for IRO AB says, video conferences have taken a big leap forward, especially in development projects, and this method of communication is here to stay, but it will never completely replace personal meetings,”
Many garment factories now equipped with Eton Systems UPS work stations – designed to save considerable costs through automation.