Junichi Murata, president of the Japanese Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (JTMA), and
Bernard Terrat, president of the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX),
have signed an agreement making JTMA an official partner of ITMA Asia. The partnership will begin
with ITMA Asia 2005.
Since 1976 JTMA has sponsored OTEMAS, a quadrennial textile machinery show held in Osaka,
Japan. CEMATEX debuted ITMA Asia in Singapore in October of 2001, immediately after the 7th OTEMAS,
also as a quadrennial exhibition, to alternate with the European ITMA show.