Ploucquet, an affiliate of Sympatex Holding in Germany, will move all activities to its production site in Zittau. In addition to the existing “Tection” division, which covers technical textiles and applications, all the activities of the “Textiles” business area, which also includes fashion textiles, will also be operated in Zittau, in eastern Germany. Up to now, the purchasing, distribution and design & development activities of the “Textiles” business have been based at Sympatex' headquarters in Munich. These activities and existing human resources have been centralized in Zittau as from Jan. 1, 2014. Plocquet has recently appointed Patrice Morin, 53, as head of business development for the Tection division, a newly-created position.