AFBW identifies developments with high potential for innovation at an early stage, initiates Competence Centers for this and brings together the relevant suppliers within the textile chain according to the specific topic. And, even after the start, AFBW provides support and assists the group with successful marketing tools.
These groups have often come together in the alliance’s working groups. The emphasis is on close development collaboration between the parties involved with the aim of generating new products for different end users. By co-operating, those involved want to achieve more together. This may mean that these groups only work together for a brief period or they may work together for years. What is important, in general, is that care is taken when the group is finally assembled to ensure that no competition situations and overlaps are produced and that optimum mapping of the textile chain is achieved according to themes.