The eagerly awaited Saurer OpenHouse 2024 kicked off today at Saurer’s Übach-Palenberg site in Germany, surpassing all expectations on its first day. The event, a convergence of industry experts, scientists, and Saurer customers, provided a dynamic platform for networking, insightful presentations, and engaging discussions. Attendees were treated to an exclusive preview of the latest megatrends, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art textile machinery.
Dr. Marcus Rennekamp, the host and Managing Director of Saurer’s Übach-Palenberg site, opened the event with a warm welcome. The Group CEO, Dr. Uwe Rondé, then took the stage to outline Saurer’s latest innovations and the company’s strategic commitment to supporting customers in areas such as energy-saving, digitalization, automation, and recycling.
The highlight of the morning was the keynote speech by Prof. Chokri Cherif from the Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik (ITM), TU Dresden. Prof. Cherif captivated the audience with his insights into sustainable opportunities within the textile industry, ranging from advancements in carbon fibers to the development of fiber-based implants and constructions in architecture.
As the day progressed, attendees had the opportunity to partake in factory tours, attend presentations by partner companies and Saurer experts, and explore the newly unveiled Saurer Sustainability hub. The OpenHouse will continue on January 13, offering an ongoing platform for students, customers, and partners to connect, collaborate, and delve into the latest innovations and trends in the textile industry.
For those unable to attend the OpenHouse, Saurer encourages participation in upcoming exhibitions in the first half of 2024. These include prominent events like DOMOTEX in Hanover, Germany; DTG in Dhaka, Bangladesh; EXINTEX in Puebla, Mexico; JEC World in Paris, France; INDO INTERTEX in Jakarta, Indonesia; Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany; and ITM in Istanbul, Turkey. These exhibitions will serve as additional opportunities for industry enthusiasts to familiarize themselves with Saurer’s groundbreaking innovations.
Saurer’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of textile technology and fostering collaboration across the industry is evident in the success of the OpenHouse 2024, setting the stage for a year of exciting developments in the world of textiles.