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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, in addition to 50 co-exhibitors from the supply industry, DESMA expects more than 700 trade visitors to attend the show, including representatives of many of the world’s top-name footwear manufacturers.

Automation and Industry 4.0 are also key topics for the footwear industry right now. “Our customers all over the world are facing the challenge of designing their factories and their production processes even more efficiently in order to reduce costs whilst simultaneously raising the quality of their products,” says DESMA Managing Director Klaus Freese. “We are glad to help them do so with our numerous innovations, which we will present to trade visitors at our in-house fair,” adds Freese.

Focus permanently on production

Amongst other things, DESMA will demonstrate a rotary table that is equipped with “Smart Shopfloor” software. This web-based tool analyses production and cost effectiveness and provides the user with real-time production data online.

Cost-effective mass customisation

Another highlight at the show will be DESMA’s new “Multi Section Injection (MSI)” technology, which makes it possible to produce customised shoes economically. A combination of foot scan using the “FitStation” software platform and analysis of the sole characteristics serves as the basis for producing individual pairs of shoes. “This enables the cost-effective production of customised footwear on an industrial scale,” says Christian Decker, DESMA Technical Director, about this latest development.

Automated production

Automated shoe production helps to reduce material consumption, facilitate production, improve working conditions and raise quality. DESMA has developed robotic and automated solutions based on the experience acquired from the installation of almost 1,300 systems.

Design for Manufacturing

Design is a key factor in the shoe business, which is driven by fashion trends. Thanks to high-precision colour dosing and exact mixing processes, DESMA offers the option of adapting the colour individually and changing it from shot to shot. The moulds can also be designed with absolute precision and individually adjusted. Customers appreciate our advice and support, especially with regard to future production conditions. A highly qualified and creative team at DESMA enables this “Design for Manufacturing” approach in the interests of achieving optimum results.

“We look forward to welcoming the whole spectrum of the international footwear business to Achim in September, from material supplier and component manufacturer to shoe producer. Our house fair is an excellent opportunity for them to get to know new suppliers and processes and also to meet many old friends,” say the two DESMA Managing Directors. This year, they expect to see an even higher number of trade visitors at the show. “For these two days, Achim will once again be the centre of the global footwear industry.”

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