TMAS is a member of CEMATEX (The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers). Members of CEMATEX are the textile machinery association of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Membership in CEMATEX offers a variety of benefits. It facilitates networking and cooperation. It provides an opportunity for taking the lead in creating a “World Forum of Textile Technology” and for assuring the price and quality of key industrial trade shows. It also ensures a clear dialogue and open communication with the EU and other official bodies.

CEMATEX is the owner of ITMA, the world’s largest international textile machinery exhibition


CEMATEX (Le Comité Européen des Constructeurs de Machines Textiles) is an organisation comprising 9 national European textile machinery associations in the free market economy:

SYMATEX – Belgium
UCMTF – France
VDMA – Germany
ACITIT – Italy
GTM – Netherlands
TMAS – Sweden
SWISSMEM – Switzerland


ITMA is the world’s largest international textile and garment technology exhibition, and the ITMA brand is owned by CEMATEX. ITMA is recognised as the ‘Olympics’ of the textile and garment technology industry – a showcase of the latest technology and a vital meeting place for buyers and sellers from all over the world