The organizers of Texcare Asia and the China Laundry Expo trade fairs announced that they will merge into a single show to integrate industry resources and create a one-stop exhibition for laundry equipment and technology in Asia, according to a news release.
The new joint-venture fair will be the largest annual industry event covering the textile care and laundry chain in Asia. The first show will take place in August 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre and will be jointly organized by the China Laundry Association and the China Light Machinery Association from the industry, as well as Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and Unifair Exhibition Service Co Ltd.
“The merger is fantastic news for the textile care industry in Asia as a whole and also for the Messe Frankfurt Group,” says Mr. Wolfgang Marzin, president and CEO of Meese Frankfurt Group. “By integrating Texcare Asia’s extensive resources with those of the China Laundry Expo, we will provide a larger and more complete platform for the industry to converge upon. The new show will provide coverage across the entire supply chain, including washing, dry cleaning, dyeing, detergent and disinfecting chemicals, leather care, textile rental, digital solutions and much more.”
Ms Xiuping Han, General Manager of China Unifair Exhibition Services Co Ltd added: “The laundry industry in China faces numerous challenges, such as the tightening of sewage treatment and disposal regulations, while opportunities are also arising in the form of increased demand for energy saving technologies. By merging the China Laundry Expo and Texcare Asia under a single banner, we will provide an ideal platform to facilitate industry development and address these challenges and opportunities.”
The annual China Laundry Expo was founded in 2000 and is held on a rotating basis between Beijing and Shanghai. Organized by the China Laundry Association and Unifair Exhibition Services Co Ltd, the show receives significant government and commercial sector backing.
Key product categories of the China Laundry Expo include laundry equipment, accessories, chemicals, consumables, leather care products, energy-saving and environmental protection equipment, information-based intelligent products and solutions, and much more. Not only do these product categories cater to the purchasing demands of visitors around the globe, but the strong variety also serves to attract more suppliers and industry players.
With a similar focus to the China Laundry Expo, Texcare Asia made its debut in Singapore in 1998 and was introduced to Hong Kong in 2002. The fair then moved to China in 2005 in Beijing and has been located in Shanghai since 2013.
With the strong international network and industry support from the renowned mother fair, Texcare International, the China event is now recognized as one of the largest scale events for laundry equipment and related technologies in Asia. It has served as a biennial meeting point for textile care manufacturers, suppliers and professionals to network, trade, conduct business, and catch up with industry developments.
The fair also holds a unique position as a platform for providers of textile rental services, training services for institutions, and machinery for the cleaning of carpets, floor coverings, upholstery and buildings.
By combining product groups from the China Laundry Expo with those of Texcare Asia, the merged platform promises to deliver a comprehensive value added experience for its customers and visitors.
The expanded product portfolio and merging of resources mean that the newly merged show is predicted to attract an impressive 300 exhibitors and 25,000 industry visitors across over 30,000 sqm of floor space when it opens its doors in August 2019.