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February 05, 2020

Picanol to exhibit at ITME Africa 2020 (February 14-16, 2020)

Picanol will be participating in the ITME Africa 2020 textile machinery exhibition which will take place from February 14-16, 2020. This event will be staged at the Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event is organized by the India ITME Society in partnership with the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations. Picanol is well-structured to guide our Ethiopian customers on the path to a promising future in the textile sector. This is because we have proven ourselves time and again in many different scenarios, and we also possess considerable experience in the African markets. To find out more, please visit us at booth N° E39.

The aim behind ITME Africa 2020 is for this event to become the focal point and catalyst for economic growth, employment generation, and technology upgrading – not only in Ethiopia, but also in many other African countries. With a population of over 100 million, 93% of whom are aged under 55, Ethiopia has recorded impressive average annual growth figures of 11% over the last 12 years. The country is home to the most cost-effective, environmentally-friendly hydroelectric power supplies in the world, it features very competitive labor costs, and it offers huge potential for organic cotton cultivation. Last but not least, Ethiopia has free trade agreements with both the EU and US. This explains why the country is increasingly attracting the attention of the textile world. 

Upgrading the textile Industry in these new industrial countries certainly needs special attention, not only to determine the right technology but also by providing all services around: such as consultancy during the project study, the installation itself, the training at all levels. Having all these products, services and specific expertise, Picanol is very well positioned to further support the industrial development in Ethiopia and the African market and to “grow together” with its customers.

Picanol has always been a pioneer in regard to offering the latest weaving technology, and it has the most complete range in weaving technology available on the market. The Picanol airjet machine portfolio comprises the new OmniPlus-i,  OMNIplus Summum, TERRYplus Summum and OMNIplus 800 TC machines, which combine heritage with a clear vision of the future. Meanwhile, for versatile and productive rapier weaving, Picanol offers a broad range of weaving machines with its unique, future-oriented OptiMax-i flagship product,  GTMax-i 3.0, GTMax-i and GT-Max. 

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