Dürkopp Adler plans to show one of the widest ranges of sewing machines at the IMB technology trade show in Cologne next week.

"For our company the IMB in Cologne is the most important fair of all," says Alfred Wadle, spokesman of the Dürkopp Adler managing board.

The company is taking the same booth space as at IMB 2006, and will show jointly with its Chinese parent company.

Dürkopp Adler will exhibit 75 machines - 50 units for the manufacture of garments and 25 for the production of home and car upholstery and technical textiles - and says at least 40 of these will be on show for the first time.

During the four-day exhibition, the company will present novelties for pocket sewing, new applications for the manufacture of jeans, as well as Beisler sewing units for automated trouser production.

Newly developed special chainstitch machines are also said to set new standards for difficult-to-feed outerwear materials.

Examples of individual and custom-made machine solutions from the in-house Application Center will also be on display.

Sustainability and energy efficiency are also on the agenda, with products such as the high-speed 281 Premium lockstitch sewing machines designed to keep energy consumption to a minimum.