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28. March 2019Bare is beautiful

Bare is beautiful

DESMA Schuhmaschinen GmbH helps to write the success story of barefoot shoe producer leguano. 26 bones, 20 muscles and roughly 100 ligaments: the human foot is an amazing thing. It combines stability with mobility and is subjected to extreme wear and tear. Throughout your lifetime, it cushions a load of several hundred kilos with every step you take. The healthiest and most natural way to run is barefoot, without a stiff sole. Walking or running barefoot strengthens the foot muscles and the entire locomotor system. That was what inspired Helmuth Oh […]

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06. March 2019SIMAC fair in Milan

SIMAC fair in Milan

Dear Customers and Partners, It is with gratitude that we look back on our successful attendance at the SIMAC fair in Milan, the leading international fair for the footwear manufacturing industry. From 20 to 22 February, we presented our company and our product portfolio at an eye-catching stand, living up to our reputation as market and technology leader. Click HERE to take a look at the DESMA fair stand, which was well attended throughout the event. On all three days of the fair we enjoyed high-level technical talks about the footwear business w […]

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20. September 2018House Fair 2018

House Fair 2018

Record attendance at the 2018 DESMA house fair: for two days, 780 trade visitors and 54 exhibitors made Achim the centre of the global footwear industry […]

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18. July 2018Once again, Achim is a Mecca for the international footwear industry

Once again, Achim is a Mecca for the international footwear industry

DESMA Schuhmaschinen GmbH will welcome the leading international shoe manufacturers to the 2018 DESMA house fair on 19 and 20 September Groundbreaking software solutions, new processing technologies, pioneering automation tools and customised shoes in the mass production segment – these are just some of the topics that will take centre stage at the 2018 DESMA house fair on Wednesday, 19 September, and Thursday, 20 September. Every two years, shoe manufacturers and suppliers meet up at the shoe machinery manufacturer in Achim, Germany. This year, i […]

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01. June 2018Heading for success with safety shoes

Heading for success with safety shoes

DESMA Schuhmaschinen GmbH delivers its largest and most modern direct soling machine to Atlas, a manufacturer of safety footwear in Dortmund – Atlas has opted for production facilities from Achim for four decades Black, heavy and uncomfortable: for many years, safety shoes did not have a good reputation. But this cliché is no longer true. These days, it is increasingly common to see toecaps and pierce-resistant soles in a lightweight and fashionable design and in consistently high quality. Modern safety footwear is now breathable, shock-absorbing a […]

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The company, family-run for many years, always had a clear strategy: one foot on the path of tradition and the other on the path to the future. So it comes as no surprise that LLOYD shoes, with headquarters in Sulingen, Lower Saxony, and DESMA Achim – less than 50 km away – should find working together a delight. LLOYD director of operations Michael Günther praises DESMA’s ‘expert knowledge’, whilst DESMA Sales staffer Dieter Badehighlights the partnership which has been a feature of developments made for LLOYD: “The starting point for us is alway […]

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