Monday, February 21, 2011

If there's a niche, scratch it!

Headline 02-22-2011:  Euro zone private sector booms, so do prices -

The closely-watched Ifo survey of German business morale rose to a record high in February, also signaling a strong rebound in Europe's dominant economy has momentum... - excerpt from article
Even within a world economy still recovering from the recent recession there are pockets of great growth.

The mattress industry is a lot like that too. There are niche markets that supersede general market conditions at a faster pace than others.

Have you found your niche that will jumpstart your mattress business?

Whether it's simply more efficient lean manufacturing processes or creating new product lines based on unique, creative bed features, GSG will have equipment at Interzum that may help jumpstart your business.

The Gribetz Axiom is an example of both efficient and creative. This multi-head quilt machine sews at 1600 RPM with the efficiency of a multi-needle quilter and the styling creativity of a scrolling single-needle machine.

Visit the GSG booth to see how easy it is
to create these exciting new borders.
(Click on image for larger view)
Perhaps you are seeking unique border styling equipment... take a look at these quilted border designs and a lot more at the GSG booth.

Find your niche at Interzum Hall 9.1 Stand C-020 in the GSG booth.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

How productive will your mattress factory be between now and Interzum?

If you are following along with our countdown clock in the right hand column of this blog page, you'll see that as of today there are only 99 days till the start of Interzum 2011.

Here is a simple exercise to make your trip to Interzum more productive for you. We encourage you to visit Interzum to see all the newest innovation GSG has available, but this will give your trip a more specific sense of purpose.
  1. As a mattress producer, you probably have a pretty good idea of how many beds your factory makes each day. Write that number down right now.  
  2. Based on your daily production estimate, calculate how many beds you expect to produce between now and Interzum. (This countdown clock includes weekends, but if your factory is only working Monday through Friday that's really only 72 working days between now and Interzum.) 
  3. About a week before you leave for Interzum, check your figures and see if your factory has produced the number you expected by that time.
If it hasn't, see if you can determine what slowed down your desired production rate. If you can isolate a specific machinery-related area that needs improvement, meet with your GSG rep at booth C-020 in Hall 9.1 to discuss the machinery options we have to help you.

If you think you don't need to wait for Interzum to get help,
visit our GSG locations page to get in contact with your local representative now.

This little exercise may seem too trivial for some. Most have a general idea about their capacity, but this will give you a finite time frame to study and reveal current manufacturing issues to investigate at Interzum.

When you are making the effort to travel all the way to Cologne and see machines you may not see in person anywhere else, why not arm yourself with the most relevant knowledge about your factory to make the most out of your trade fair experience?

See you in 99 days!

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

40 GSG machines can answer alot of questions.

I was just adding up all the new mattress machines GSG will be showing at Interzum 2011. We have a space that's bigger than ever and it is full of machines. We'll have about 40 machines there; about a dozen that have never been shown in the GSG space at Interzum!

Where else can you go to see innovative equipment for nearly every part of a mattress factory?

Where else can you see the world's two top flange machines in the same space?

Where else can you see the most diverse line up of mattress quilters from the world's leading quilt machine maker together in the same space?

Gribetz Axiom

Gribetz Paragon M+

Gribetz Reliance M4+

Gribetz B45 border quilter

Where can you find out about these quilt machines right now? The Gribetz quilter web page - that's where!
Where do you find all of this and more at Interzum? GSG booth C-020 in Hall 9.

See you there May 25-28.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pictures can't compare with the real thing - see what we mean in Cologne

Germany in May never looked so good!

This snowy scene is a view on my road today where we just received a near-record 18" of snow. By contrast, the accompanying sunny street scene is a typical May afternoon in Cologne, Germany. Looks good in Cologne, doesn't it?

Here is another pair of contrasting images. In the GSG booth at Interzum we will have both the Porter PFM-4000 Flanger and the Galkin X-5. They are both premier mattress flange systems, but one operates with powerful "walking foot technology" while the other utilizes a strong belt-driven system. They will be side-by-side in our booth so you can better compare their performance.
Porter PFM-4000 FlangerGalkin X5 Flanger

Just like experiencing a record snowfall, pictures don't do these machines justice - you really need to see them in person to fully comprehend their capabilities. See them at Booth C-020 in Hall 9.1 at Interzum 2011.

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