Texcare International celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Under the name International Laundry Trade Exhibition, the first edition of the fair was held with 164 exhibitors in Frankfurt from 27 May to 4 June 1956. The anniversary was celebrated during Texcare International 2016 with an official cake-cutting ceremony and an exhibition of the posters of the 14 events.
Founding exhibitors who are still taking part today are Burnus, Cordes, Clayton, Kannegiesser, Kreussler, Miele, Polymark, Seibt + Kapp, Seitz and Gottlob Stahl.
The name of the event has changed several times since 1956. From 1968 to 1990, it was called IWC (International Laundry and Dry Cleaning Exhibition). The present-day name, Texcare, was introduced in 1994.