Walter Reiners-Stiftung

Top young talent for a technologically strong industry
At the end of November, the chairman of the Walter Reiners-Stiftung (Foundation) of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association, Peter D. Dornier presented awards to six successful young engineers in Dresden. The award ceremony took place as part of the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference.
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Executive Board

Walter Reiners-Stiftung (Foundation)
Through its Walter Reiners-Stiftung (Foundation), the VDMA Textile Machinery Association is actively involved in promoting young engineers.

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Ideas from Germany for the whole world
Textile machines produce everyday goods - one might think! Textiles dress, warm and protect us. But that's not all! Textile machines are high-tech products that not only produce garments and comparable goods for everyday use.
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Construction - ideas brought to the point
No innovation without the right machines and components on which yarns, fabrics, knitted... textile fabrics (technical term for fabrics). The talents and abilities of the design engineers are particularly in demand here.
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Research and development - Filling theories with life
In Research & Development, engineers can use their knowledge and skills to develop new products according to individual customer requirements or for series production.
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Production technology - cool heads with a sure instinct
Production engineers in textile machine construction are responsible for the smooth production process. They plan, coordinate and monitor production.
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Marketing & Sales - outgoing analysts with a nose for new trends
"Engineers are cool, sober and always analytically thinking beings!" Yes, but not only that. In marketing and sales, for example, presentation skills are particularly in demand.
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Support / After Sales Service - Soft Skills for Training and Consulting
Flexibility is written in capital letters, sociable, fluent in languages, business fluent and empathetic you should be as an engineer in the area of support / after sales service. In addition to professional qualifications and technical knowledge, you also need a lot of soft skills.
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Nicolai Strauch
Nicolai Strauch
Textile Machinery Association, PR, market information and observation, textile machinery forum, liaison office China,Walter Reiners-Foundation
(+49 69) 66 03-13 66
(+49 69) 66 03-23 66
Reingard Schwalbe
Reingard Schwalbe
Textile Machinery Association, Assistant to Managing Director, Walter Reiners Foundation
(+49 69) 6603 15 58
(+49 69) 6603 25 58
Airbag
An average passenger car contains around 20 kilos of textiles. And they are by no means only processed where you might expect them to be, i.e. in the seat covers or the doormats. Textiles, or more precisely technical textiles, also ensure the safety of the passengers. How's that?
The ear
Surgical sutures, bandages and wound dressings with special properties, as well as implants made of textile materials, have become indispensable today.
Tail unit
Fibre-reinforced composites as well as processing methods such as weaving, braiding, knitting and warp knitting familiar from classical textile technology are increasingly being used for lightweight structures. These processes enable high weight-specific strength and stiffness as well as high energy absorption capacity to be achieved with good damping properties in combination with the plastic matrix.
Motorbike
Prize question: What does textile engineering actually have to do with leisure activities such as snowboarding, paragliding, mountain biking, motorcycling or Formula 1?