It is with great sadness that VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies says farewell to Reinhardt Veit, who died on December 30 at the age of 96. Reinhardt Veit founded the company Veit GmbH in 1956 and became known worldwide as a pioneer of professional ironing technology. In 1990, he handed over the management to Günter Veit. Since 2019, his son Christopher Veit, the grandson of the company founder, has been the group’s main managing director.
Reinhardt Veit was Chairman of VDMA TFL (then called Garment and Leather Technology Association) from 1999 to 2002 and steered the Association very successfully into the new millennium. He was held in high esteem by the board, our members and our business partners around the world due to his positive, warm, compassionate and helpful manner. He was a man of firm principles and values and was known as a reliable business partner. We will always cherish Mr. Reinhardt Veit’s memory.
The VDMA represents more than 3,400 German and European mechanical and plant engineering companies. The industry stands for innovation, export orientation and medium-sized businesses. The companies employ around four million people in Europe, more than one million of them in Germany alone. Mechanical and plant engineering represents a European turnover volume of around 800 billion euros. In the entire manufacturing sector, it contributes the highest share to the European gross domestic product with a value added of around 270 billion euros
Managing Director of the VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies Association
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