IPO: ITEMA S.p.A.: Consob Authorizes the Publication of the Prospectus and Releasess the Nulla Osta to the Listing on the MTA

24/04/2018
PRESS RELEASE
Colzate (BG), 24 April 2018 – Itema S.p.A., Società Elettrica Radici S.p.A. and TAM S.r.l. announce that today the National [...]

IPO: ITEMA S.P.A. ADMITTED TO LISTING ON THE MERCATO TELEMATICO AZIONARIO

23/04/2018
PRESS RELEASE
Colzate (BG), April 23 2018 – Itema S.p.A. (“Itema” or the “Company”), Società Elettrica Radici S.p.A. and TAM S.r.l. (“Selling [...]

IPO: INDICATIVE VALUATION RANGE OF THE SHARES OF ITEMA S.p.A.

20/04/2018
PRESS RELEASE
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IPO: ITEMA FILES THE APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO LISTING OF ITS SHARES ON THE MERCATO TELEMATICO AZIONARIO (“MTA”) ORGANIZED AND MANAGED BY BORSA ITALIANA S.P.A.

09/04/2018
PRESS RELEASE
Download Itema Press Release Here ITEMA FILES THE APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO LISTING OF ITS SHARES ON THE MERCATO TELEMATICO [...]

ITEMA will launch breakthrough developments for denim weaving at ITM 2018 in Istanbul (Hall 2, Booth 214)

29/03/2018
PRESS RELEASE
Colzate, Bergamo, Italy – Itema, the world’s largest privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class [...]

IPO: Itema Files Request for Eligibility to List on MTA, Italian Stock Exchange

08/03/2018
PRESS RELEASE
Read press release here Colzate (BG), 8 March 2018 – Itema S.p.A., assisted by its financial advisor Pirola Corporate Finance S.p.A., [...]

EVENTS

22/02/2018
NEWS
Below the highlights of the trade fairs and events at which Itema has participated so far or plans to participate in 2018. We hope to [...]

ITEMA – “important patron for transformation of the Bangladesh weaving industry”

31/01/2018
NEWS
Interview with Itema’s Sales & Marketing Director, Christian Straubhaar, and Valentina Brignoli by  Textile Today, leading [...]

Itema Innovation Roadshow Technical Fabrics – South Korea

27/01/2018
NEWS
Itema, in close collaboration with TechTrade, our trusted agent in South Korea, held a successful Innovation Roadshow dedicated to [...]

Itema at ITMACH India 2017

01/12/2017
NEWS
Itema exhibits best-in-class weaving innovations at ITMACH INDIA December 7 th – 10th, 2017 Hall 6 / Stand A33-34 & B1-2    Colzate [...]

IPO: ITEMA S.p.A.: Consob Authorizes the Publication of the Prospectus and Releasess the Nulla Osta to the Listing on the MTA

PRESS RELEASE24/04/2018

Colzate (BG), 24 April 2018 – Itema S.p.A., Società Elettrica Radici S.p.A. and TAM S.r.l. announce that today the National Commission for Companies and the Stock Exchange (“Consob”) has approved the registration document, the securities note and the summary note (jointly, the “Prospectus”) concerning the offer and the admission to listing on the Mercato Telematico Azionario organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (“MTA”) of ordinary shares of Itema.

Consob’s approval follows the decision issued by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. on April 23, 2018 by means of which it approved the admission to listing of the Shares on the MTA.

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IPO: ITEMA S.P.A. ADMITTED TO LISTING ON THE MERCATO TELEMATICO AZIONARIO

PRESS RELEASE23/04/2018

Colzate (BG), April 23 2018 – Itema S.p.A. (“Itema” or the “Company”), Società Elettrica Radici S.p.A. and TAM S.r.l. (“Selling Shareholders”) announce that today Borsa Italiana S.p.A. has issued the decision (n. 8452) for the admission to listing of the Company’s
shares on the Mercato Telematico Azionario (“MTA”), organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. the effectiveness of which, pursuant to the Regulations for Markets organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (“Borsa Regulations”), is subject to the filing of the prospectus with Consob.

The start of trading of the shares on the MTA is subject to the verification of the sufficient distribution of the Company’s shares and will be subject to following announcement of the trading in which, subject to verification of the occurrence of the requirements of capitalization and distribution among the public required by the Borsa Regulation and the relative instructions, the STAR qualification will be recognized to the Company.

The firm Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati assists the Company in relation to legal aspects of Italian law and Italian tax law, the firm Latham & Watkins in relation to legal aspects of international law, Studio Associato – Consulenza legale e tributaria (KPMG) in relation to tax activities under international law and Pirola Corporate Finance S.p.A. is the financial advisor of the Company. Banca IMI SpA (Intesa Sanpaolo Group), Credit Suisse and Banca Akros S.p.A., assisted by the firm Baker McKenzie, act as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners within the Operation. Banca IMI also plays the role of sponsor and specialist in the Operation. UBI Banca S.p.A. plays the role of co-lead manager.

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IPO: INDICATIVE VALUATION RANGE OF THE SHARES OF ITEMA S.p.A.

PRESS RELEASE20/04/2018

IPO: ITEMA S.p.A.: INDICATIVE VALUATION RANGE OF THE SHARES

Download the PDF press release (in EN) here

 

IPO: ITEMA FILES THE APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO LISTING OF ITS SHARES ON THE MERCATO TELEMATICO AZIONARIO (“MTA”) ORGANIZED AND MANAGED BY BORSA ITALIANA S.P.A.

PRESS RELEASE09/04/2018

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ITEMA FILES THE APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO LISTING OF ITS SHARES ON THE MERCATO TELEMATICO AZIONARIO (“MTA”) ORGANIZED AND MANAGED BY BORSA ITALIANA S.P.A.

The Operation provides for a portion of the shares offered for underwriting by the Company and a part offered for sale by shareholders

The shares will be offered to institutional investors in Italy and abroad

Colzate (BG), 9 April 2018 – Itema S.p.A. (“Itema” or the “Company“) files today to Borsa Italiana S.p.A. the application for admission to listing of its ordinary shares on the Mercato Telematico Azionario organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., satisfying the conditions, STAR segment, in the context of its listing process (the “Operation“).

Within the Operation, the Company has also drafted the share securities note schedule concerning the Operation and the summary of prospectus, which are filed today to Consob for the purpose of their publication, upon the outcome of the related investigation.

The share securities note schedule and the summary of prospectus, together with the registration document already filed to Consob on March 7, 2018, constitute the prospectus for listing (the “Prospectus“).

In order to satisfy the requirement of sufficient spread of the Company’s shares, it is provided that the Company’s ordinary shares will be placed exclusively to institutional investors in Italy and abroad, outside the United States, in compliance with the provisions of Regulation S pursuant to the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act“), and to Canada, Australia and Japan, subject to any exemptions under applicable laws (the “Offer“).

The ordinary shares of the Offer will be, in part, offered for underwriting by the Company (through a capital increase of maximum of 20,000,000 ordinary shares, equal to 23.8% of the company’s share capital after the increase) and, in part, equal to total maximum of n. 7,250,000, offered for sale by Società Elettrica Radici S.p.A. (“SER“) – held by Gianni Radici’s family heir, current majority shareholder of the Company, holding a stake of 60% of the company’s share capital – and TAM S.r.l. (“TAM“) – held by the families Arizzi and Torri (which, directly and indirectly, own approximately 33% of the share capital), owner as of today of a stake of 7.1% in the Company’s share capital (SER and TAM, collectively, the “Selling Shareholders”). Within the Offer, SER and TAM granted the so-called Greenshoe option up to total maximum n. 3,815,000 shares of the Company. The ordinary shares falling within in the Offer, including the Greenshoe option, will represent a percentage of at least 35% of the Company’s share capital after the capital increase.

The total number of ordinary shares subject to the Offer, as well as the so-called Greenshoe option, in addition to other relevant conditions of the same, will be determined near the start of the Offer itself.

The Selling Shareholders, SER and TAM will undertake lock-up commitments, in line with the market practice for this type of transaction, for a period of 180 days starting from the date of the start of trading.

The Operation is expected to be completed within the second quarter of 2018, subject to market conditions and subject to the issuance of the authorization of the admission to listing by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. and to the approval of the Prospectus by Consob.

Within the listing process, the Company is assisted by Pirola Corporate Finance S.p.A., as financial advisor, by the firm Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati, for the legal aspects of Italian law and Italian tax law, by the firm Latham & Watkins for the legal aspects of international law and by the Studio Associato – Consulenza legale e tributaria (KPMG) for tax activities under international law.

Banca IMI S.p.A., Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited and Banca Akros S.p.A., assisted by the firm Baker McKenzie, act as Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner within the Opertaion. Banca IMI also plays the role of sponsor and specialist in the Operation.

Information on Itema

Itema, is a global leader in the field of production and marketing of weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services, with a market share of about 20% in rapier machines segment. More precisely, the business of the Itema Group is divided into two segments, the Weaving segment, relating to the design, production and marketing of weaving machines and spare parts, as well as the supply of the related integrated services and after-sales services related to the main business and, the Industrial segment, related to the production and marketing of semi-finished or finished products for industrial use destined to the mechanical-textile sector and other production sectors.

As part of the Weaving segment, Itema offers three weaving technologies without shuttles, namely the rapier, airjet and projectile technology, offering specific solutions for every type of fabric, including fabrics for high fashion, industrial and technical fabrics.

As of today, the Itema Group has a capillary presence on a global scale with twelve subsidiaries for production, marketing and after sale assistance of which (i) nine relating to the Weaving segment, located in Italy, China, Switzerland, India, Japan, USA, Hong Kong (China) and Dubai (UAE), and (ii) three relating to the Industrial segment, belonging to Lamiflex S.p.A., two of which are located in Italy and one in Hong Kong (China).

With reference to the financial year ended December 31, 2017, Itema resolved not to distribute dividends, while it distributed dividends for Euro 15.040 thousand with reference to 2016 and 2015.

As of the date of this press release, Itema has not made any commitments and has not adopted any plans for the distribution of dividends in future years, which will be, therefore, left from time to time to the decisions of the Shareholders’ Meeting, in compliance with legal and statutory limitations.

Itema’s chance to distribute dividends depends on its ability to accumulate distributable profits and reserves, which in turn depends on a number of factors that are not foreseeable at the date of this press release and partly beyond Itema’s control, such as the Itema’s future economic trend, the occurrence of currently unpredictable negative contingencies and the general trend of the economy and of the market sectors in which Itema operates. In the future, therefore, Itema may not be able to make distributable profits or, even in the occurrence of distributable earnings, decide not to make distributions to shareholders or to proceed to different distributions compared to the past.

 Selected financial data

The following table shows the main data and economic indicators of the Itema Group relating to the periods ended as at proforma December 31st 2017, December 31st 2016 and December 31st 2015:

    Year ended December 31st
Thousands Euro   2017 proforma 2016 2015
Revenues   305.768 265.850 271.659
EBITDA   25.638 22.055 21.513
EBITDA %   8,4% 8,3% 7,9%
EBITDA adjusted (1)   27.662 20.280 24.594
EBITDA adjusted %   9,0% 7,6% 9,1%
EBIT   18.463 16.249 16.114
EBIT %   6,0% 6,1% 5,9%
Net profit   18.067 18.610 17.723
Net profit (%)   5,9% 7,0% 6,5%

(1) Adjusted EBITDA is not identified as an accounting measure under IFRS and, therefore, the indicator should not be considered an alternative measure for assessing the performance of the Company’s operating result. Since the composition of the aforementioned indicator is not regulated by the reference accounting principles, the criterion of determination applied by the Company may not be homogeneous either with that adopted by other companies or with that which could be adopted in the future by the Company, or implemented by it, and therefore not comparable.

The following table shows the breakdown of revenues by business segment of the Company for the years ended as at proforma December 31st 2017, December 31st  2016 and December 31st  2015:

  Year ended December 31st
Ricavi 2017 proforma % 2016 % 2015 %
Thousands Euro
Weaving 286.903 93,8 265.850 100 271.659 100
Industrial 18.865 6,2 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Totale Ricavi 305.768 100 265.850 100 271.659 100

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ITEMA will launch breakthrough developments for denim weaving at ITM 2018 in Istanbul (Hall 2, Booth 214)

PRESS RELEASE29/03/2018

Colzate, Bergamo, Italy – Itema, the world’s largest privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services, will exhibit at ITM 2018 at the Istanbul TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center on April 14-17.
Turkey and the surrounding area represents for Itema one of the most strategically important regions in the world. Present in these markets for more than 30 years, Itema technology is very well represented and loved by Customers as confirmed by the excellent 2017 sales results.

In the largest booth in the weaving hall (Hall 2, Booth 214), Itema will display four weaving machines: one airjet and three rapier looms, including an absolute new launch in the market featuring innovative and breakthrough devices. Furthermore, the Company will highlight benefits and latest developments in its OEM spare parts in a dedicated corner. Visitors will also have the chance to learn more about Itema successful case histories through the interviews made with 8 among the top Turkish weaving mills active in multiple fabric segments (Berteks Tekstil, Ipeker Tekstil, Koton Tekstil, Osman Canlı Tekstil, Ozanteks Tekstil, RB Karesi, Sürü Tekstil, Yedeks Tekstil).

Weaving machines on display in the Itema booth will no doubt captivate the attention of visitors by weaving the most common fabrics woven in the region. Let’s take a detailed look at the Company line-up:

R9500_2denim
Itema chose ITM as the official stage to introduce in the market the second generation of the Company’s denim-dedicated rapier weaving machine, the R9500_2denim.
The R9500_2denim is set to define a new benchmark in denim weaving delivering extraordinary, yet tangible benefits to denim weavers guaranteeing unparalleled cost savings, superior fabric quality and outstanding user-experience. Featuring breakthrough devices and enhanced skills, the R9500_2denim puts Itema – once again – one step ahead in the field of denim, guaranteeing an unrivalled competitive advantage in the market to denim mills.
The weft insertion system achieves here the highest performance levels in terms of fabric quality and components wear resistance, both key targets when it comes to denim weaving. The new SK UltraLight Rapiers, specially designed to meet specific indigo fabric needs, feature a revolutionary design which ensure their reduced dimensions and maximum lightness. Streamlined and lightweight, the SK UltraLight rapiers further enhance the Itema Shed Geometry – widely recognized in the industry as the best-in-class -allowing an even smaller shed opening leading to unsurpassed fabric quality.
Redesigned and optimized, the tape-hook system provides the remarkable benefit of significantly extending components’ lifetime. The new Itema tapes developed by Lamiflex, an Itema Group company specializing in composite materials, feature an innovative configuration wi th a triple layer of carbon fiber leading to maximum reliability and represent the first result of the research and development cooperation between the two companies after the acquisition of Lamiflex by Itema. Great strides have also been made to guarantee an outstanding user-experience, such as the optimized machine ergonomy with a lowered front frame to facilitate loom accessibility, the new ergonomic rapier opener and, last but not least, the new Itema Textile Help dedicated to denim fabrics, a troubleshooting software that – loaded directly on the machine console – provides real-time support to the weaver to quickly overcome the most common textile difficulties that may occur during the weaving cycle. Saving is the crucial point of the R9500_2denim. Not only the optimization of the main mechanical components allows a considerable energy consumption reduction but the machine is equipped – in world premiere – with a revolutionary, never-before-seen in the industry device that eliminates the waste selvedge on the left-hand side of the fabric thus leading to unparalleled savings. Designed and developed by ItemaLab™ – the Itema advanced innovation department, the iSAVER™ combines the most innovative mechatronic principles and provides the saving that the weaver never expected that would have been possible to get. Working up to 4 weft colors and ensuring maximum user-friendliness, the device can be admired during ITM.

R9500terry
The champion of the worldwide high-end terry weaving market comes to ITM fully loaded with its famous and unique advantages. The R9500terry – at ITM in dobby version – represents an absolute best-seller carrying on the rich heritage and reputation in terry weaving of historic Sulzer, Vamatex and now Itema brands. The Itema positive pile back rest roller, unique in the market, guarantees a significant optimization of the pile warp tension, drastically reducing the friction during cloth displacement. Driven by a single motor, the new pile formation unit ensures an easy pile height setting directly from the user interface, guaranteeing superior fabric quality due to the pick-per-pick loop adjustment and cloth displacement up to 28mm (the most advanced in the market), leading to endless creative possibilities. The new ground back-rest roller, equipped with light weight cylinders and a load cell to control the tension, perfectly drives the yarn movement facilitating the shed formation. This innovative winning trio of advanced devices featured on the R9500terry provides unparalleled textile quality and utmost versatility. Furthermore, the R9500terry on show features a 380cm weaving width which is an undeniable unique proposition of Itema being the only weaving machine supplier to provide this version in the market.

 

A9500
The A9500 on display at ITM is enjoying a worldwide boom in demand due to growing number of enlightened Customers who understand and appreciate the unique winning characteristics of the Itema airjet machines. When developing new technological devices for its weaving machines, Itema focuses on most innovative tools with the highest added value for the Customer, to assure reliability, user-friendliness and reduced maintenance and operational costs. The A9500 is designed for high productivity, whilst ensuring reduced levels of energy consumption and guaranteeing air savings, as well as top machine reliability.
A popular recent trend to weave stretch and super stretch fabrics with dedicated weft yarns inspired Itema to create and patent the innovative BLC – Brush Lycra Clamp® – nozzle to weave elastic weft yarns. Thanks to the BLC nozzle, the weft is held without movable parts to ensure superior fabric quality and reliability. Another Itema patented feature – the ELD Electronic Leno Device – with its innovative design, self-cleaning and no need to wind the leno spools, provides a perfect leno binding even at highest speeds, whilst reducing significantly operational costs.
Thanks to the electronic NCP New Common Platform, the new benchmark for reliability and easy control of all the technical parameters, the A9500 provides immediate, easy and perfect control of the weft insertion parameters.
Courtesy of the Itema customer OZ-Eli, the A9500 will run a typical Turkish apparel style demonstrating real production speed and performance just as experienced in Customer’s mill.

 

R9500 Wide Version for Curtain Fabrics
The last machine on show at ITM is the wide version of the most successful rapier machine in recent history, the Itema R9500. Traditionally renowned as the preferred supplier for furnishing and upholstery fabrics weaving machines, Itema does not miss the opportunity to demonstrate the superior versatility of the R9500 by weaving sophisticated curtain fabrics. The R9500 fully loaded with best-in-class Itema devices comes directly from Berteks Tekstil, leading producer of high-quality curtain fabrics.
The Motorized Weft Cutter, an Itema innovation designed more than 15 years ago ahead of any other textile machinery supplier, ensures superior textile efficiency due to the possibility to set independent cutting times for each weft, leading to utmost versatility and reduced fabric waste. The Itema SK Rapiers coupled with the Motorized Weft Cutter make the R9500 by far the most versatile and flexible rapier machine on the market.

To learn more about Itema’s technological innovations, make sure to visit ITEMA Stand @ ITM: Hall 2, Booth 214.

ITEMA WEAVING MACHINES AT ITM 2018 (Hall 2, Booth 214):
• Rapier R9500_2denim – 220cm – Stretch Denim
• Rapier R9500terry – 380cm – Terry
• Airjet A9500 – 220cm – Apparel
• Rapier R9500 – 340cm – Curtain

Download here the Itema@ITM Press Release in PDF format: ItemaPressRelease_ITM2018

IPO: Itema Files Request for Eligibility to List on MTA, Italian Stock Exchange

PRESS RELEASE08/03/2018

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Colzate (BG), 8 March 2018 – Itema S.p.A., assisted by its financial advisor Pirola Corporate Finance S.p.A., has filed today with Borsa Italiana S.p.A. a request for eligibility to list on the Mercato Telematico Azionario (“MTA”) according to the rules of the Markets organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. and, at the same time, has filed with CONSOB the Registration Document for the relevant approval.

Itema S.p.A. is the parent company of a Group having a long-standing tradition in the design, production and marketing of weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services with production plants in Italy (Val Seriana), Switzerland and China. Itema Group can rely on a direct and indirect commercial presence in more than 50 countries on a global scale (Weaving operating sector). From 2017 the Group has started a development plan and production diversification to be carried out by means of a strategy of targeted assembling of highly qualified businesses operating in the production of spare parts, applications and sub-assemblies within the production chain of the textile machinery
as well as in other industrial sectors (Industrial operating sector).

The listing was approved by the shareholders’ meeting on February 14th, 2018, when a share capital increase to the benefit of the abovementioned listing was resolved as well.  Within the listing procedure, the company is assisted by Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati, with
reference to the Italian legal and tax aspects, by Latham & Watkins with reference to the international legal aspects and by Studio Associato – Consulenza legale e tributaria (KPMG) with reference to the international tax activities. Banca IMI S.p.A., Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited and Banca Akros S.p.A., assisted by Baker & McKenzie, act as joint Global coordinators. Banca IMI acts within the procedure also as
sponsor and specialist.

Itema S.p.A. is currently held by the family successor of Gianni Radici for 60% of the share capital and for the remaining 40% by the Arizzi and Torri families.

In 2017 registered consolidated revenues amounting to approximately Euro 300 million with approximately 900 employees on a global scale.

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EVENTS

NEWS22/02/2018

Below the highlights of the trade fairs and events at which Itema has participated so far or plans to participate in 2018. We hope to see you at one of these events!

 

TEXPOSURE
Ichalkaranji, INDIA

11–14 January 2018

PACIFIC SHOWCASE
Dhaka, BANGLADESH

20 January 2018

COLOMBIATEX
Medellin, COLOMBIA

23–25 January 2018

GTEX
Karachi, PAKISTAN

26–28 January 2018

DTG
Dhaka, BANGLADESH

08–11 February 2018 · Video

JEC*
Hall5—D15 Paris, FRANCE

06–08 March 2018
*Lamiflex, an Itema Group Company—leading composites producer—participating

EGYSTITCH & TEX
Cairo, EGYPT

15–18 March 2018

INLEGMASH
Moscow, RUSSIA

20–22 March 2018

INDOINTERTEX
Jakarta, INDONESIA

04–07 April 2018

SAIGONTEX
Ho Chi Minh, VIETNAM

11–14 April 2018

SIMATEX
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

10–13 April 2018

ITM
Hall 2—214 Istanbul, TURKEY

14–17 April 2018

IGATEX
Lahore, PAKISTAN

26–29 April 2018

FIA
Algiers, ALGERIA

08–13 May 2018

TECHTEXTIL North America
Atlanta, GA, USA

22–24 May 2018

MTEX
Chemnitz, GERMANY

29–30 May 2018

FEBRATEX
Blumenau, BRAZIL

21–24 August 2018

TECHTEXTIL CHINA
Shanghai, CHINA

04–06 September 2018

IRANTEX
Tehran, IRAN

06–09 September 2018

CAITME
Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN

11–13 September 2018

KTM
Kahramanmaraş, TURKEY

27–29 September 2018

EXINTEX
Puebla, MEXICO

02–05 October 2018

IFAI
Dallas, TX, USA

16–18 October 2018

ITMA ASIA
Shanghai, CHINA

15–19 October 2018

ITEMA – “important patron for transformation of the Bangladesh weaving industry”

NEWS31/01/2018

Interview with Itema’s Sales & Marketing Director, Christian Straubhaar, and Valentina Brignoli by  Textile Today, leading textile magazine in Bangladesh – partially reproduced below.  Read full article here

“In the financial year 2016-17 Bangladesh has exported woven garment equivalent to 14.39 billion USD. But most of the fabric required for this export is being imported. Bangladesh till now is lagging behind in weaving and woven processing infrastructure. The country requires building more weaving facilities to cater local export oriented garment industries. This will help in reducing apparel export lead time from Bangladesh. It will also save huge amount of foreign currency.

Itema is a ‘ISO 9001’ and ‘Green Label’ certified global provider of advanced and best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services. Itema and its Bangladeshi representative Pacific Associates Ltd. organized a seminar at Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel titled “Itema Innovation Roadshow in Dhaka” recently. The event took great attention of Bangladeshi weaving companies and personnels. In the technical session Itema introduced and presented Airjet Machine A9500 & A9500p and Rapier Machines R9500 & R9500terry with their technical superiorities.

Right before the seminar there was a discussion session between Christian Straubhaar, Sales & Marketing Director, Itema Group and Tareq Amin, Editor & Publisher of Textile Today. The Itema and Textile Today teams led by them discussed about many sharp topics like Bangladesh’s position in global textile industry including innovation, invention and developments of Itema Group.

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Itema Innovation Roadshow Technical Fabrics – South Korea

NEWS27/01/2018

Itema, in close collaboration with TechTrade, our trusted agent in South Korea, held a successful Innovation Roadshow dedicated to Technical Fabrics in Daegu on January 27th, 2018.  Prominently displayed and the start of the event was the Itema Rapier R9500 loom weaving a heavy coating fabric with double pick insertion. See for yourself the capabilities and performance of our loom.

 

Itema at ITMACH India 2017

NEWS01/12/2017

Itema exhibits best-in-class weaving innovations

at ITMACH INDIA

December 7 th – 10th, 2017

Hall 6 / Stand A33-34 & B1-2

  

Colzate (Italy) and Ahmedabad (India) – Itema, the largest privately-owned manufacturer of best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and services, is exhibiting at ITMACH India (Hall 6 / A33-34 & B1-2) from December 7 th – 10th at The Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

The Italian based Company is participating for the second time in a row at ITMACH, considering this event as the best opportunity to showcase its technological prowess and worldwide organization to the renowned Gujarat textile industry.

Gujarat is in fact one of the largest textile Regions in India and, more widely, in all Asia, with numerous textile manufacturing companies and with the biggest cotton production in the country.

Itema is present in India since 2002, counting more than 50 employees, with sales and after-sales teams, technical support and advanced repair centers in Mumbai, Coimbatore, New Dehli and Ichalkaranji to ensure the highest possible standard of weaving solutions, with a complete offering and service to its valuable Customers in the Indian market.

Itema is uniquely positioned to offer textile manufacturers the top three weft insertion technologies: Rapier, Airjet and Projectile, in what is the most comprehensive portfolio on the market today to weave the widest range of fabrics.

During the 2017 edition of ITMACH, Itema will exhibit its best-in-class airjet weaving machine A9500p, in an execution tailored to weave the most popular fabric in the basin, denim.

The Itema A9500p packed-full with the latest innovations tailored for the benefit of denim weavers will be exhibited during ITMACH 2017

Airjet weft insertion technology is the most diffused to weave denim, due to the highest possible production speed achievable. Especially when it comes to weaving simple denim fabric constructions, airjet machines ensure the best ratio between productivity and fabric quality.

Itema developed and implemented advanced technical innovations on its airjet machines to easily overcome this limit and to meet the growing trend of weaving stretch denim. Moreover, Itema patented and highly innovative solutions allow denim mills to benefit from a significant reduction in energy consumption.

The Itema airjet A9500p launched in the market in 2014, still inspires the curiosity and sparks the interest from real technology buffs and has already amassed important references in many segments, ranging from denim to medical fabrics.

What makes the Itema A9500p the most innovative airjet weaving machine in the market is a winning duo of crucial advantages: the highest production speed and the lowest power consumption in the market.

The popular recent trend to weave stretch and super stretch denim fabrics with dedicated weft yarns inspired Itema to create and patent the innovative BLC – Brush Lycra Clamp nozzle to weave elastic weft yarns. Thanks to the BLC nozzle, the weft is held without movable parts to ensure superior fabric quality and reliability. The device is simple and yet ingenious: the BLC is fixed into the main nozzle performing the valuable task of keeping the elastic weft yarn avoiding defects due to the continuous air flow.

The Itema iREED® – already a benchmark for the industry – significantly reduces the air consumption and guarantees a higher efficient weft insertion. The new reed tunnel shape and new position of the relay nozzle which optimize the air flow in the reed channel for a higher efficiency weft insertion. The saving is also due to a reduced air pressure and to the single hole relay nozzle, which, at the same time, greatly reduces the need for maintenance of your Itema airjet weaving machine.

Cost saving and superior fabric quality are the keywords of another important innovation available on the Itema A9500p: the double tandem nozzles. The double tandem nozzles guarantee a perfect distribution of the pushing force on the weft using lower air pressure, thus leading to multiple benefits: reduced stress on the yarn allowing top fabric quality and the possibility to weave with lower pressure ensuring energy saving.

The Itema A9500p, featuring these advanced and denim-dedicated devices, ensures the weaver the possibility to weave faster, producing better fabrics and with a smarter usage of resources and will be running live during the exhibition days for your direct experience.

To discover for yourself the Itema innovations and Customer dedication, make sure to visit the Company booth at ITMACH India, Hall 6 / A33-34 & B1-2.

Press Release: http://www.itemagroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ITMACH_2017.pdf

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Colzate (Italy) and Ahmedabad (India) - Itema S.p.A, the largest privately-owned multinational company and global leading provider of best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and services, is exhibiting at TEMTECH - North India's Largest Textile Machinery & Spare Parts Exhibition - from February 6th to 8nd in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Taking place in the famous textile hub of Bhilwara, Temtech is an unmissable appointment for Itema, offering a perfect occasion to meet face-to-face valuable Customers in the region and discuss first-hand the very latest innovations that will benefit the broad base of weavers in the region. Itema comes from the more-than-positive experience of ITMA Milan, where the Company showcased not only its innovative weaving machines, but also the newly improved spare parts portal and the ultimate real-time loom management system, reaping a huge success from the audience. A consistent number of orders have already been collected, from loyal and historical Customers, but also from brand-new contacts, thus representing a major point of satisfaction and confidence for the future. With a comprehensive sales and after-sales service organization in India operating from own offices in Mumbai, as well as Coimbatore, New Delhi and Kohlapur, the Italian-headquartered Company is present at Temtech to introduce to the sophisticated Indian weavers the technical advantages and superiority of Itema-branded weaving machines and the latest entries in the championship portfolio of the technology major. Introduced for the first time in September 2015, the new R9500terry is the racehorse when it comes to terry weaving. Itema, the first and foremost rapier terry loom producer, carries on the excellence in this application of historic Sulzer and Vamatex brands. Besides this strong inheritance, what makes R9500terry an extraordinary weaving machine for terry weavers are the sturdy structure and reliable mechanical components coming from the Itema absolute best-seller, the rapier R9500, and the exceptional textiles results obtained due to an extensive and thorough R&D work. Unparalleled textile quality is guaranteed by a winning trio of innovative devices: the new positive pile back-rest roller, the new pile formation unit and the new ground back-rest roller. Fulvio Carlo Toma, Itema Group Sales & Marketing Director, commented: "The new R9500terry, after a few months from market launch, already enjoys a spectacular market success. Orders are coming in continuously from Portugal, Turkey, China, Ethiopia, El Salvador, South Korea, Japan, just to name a few Countries. The whirlwind market acceptance of our R9500terry is just a further testimony that innovation coupled with the strongest know-how in the market pays back with enormous satisfaction." Always focused on the weavers' needs, Itema concentrated its R&D extensive research to offer to the market even more efficient weaving machines, where efficiency stands for increased performances, reduced consumption and enhanced user-friendliness. A brilliant example of this strategic concept is the A9500p, already well-known and appreciated by many weavers in India, launched in 2014 as the excellence flagship of Itema's airjet portfolio. During ITMA Milan, Itema introduced its best-in-class airjet machine, the A9500p, equipped with a new and innovative feature: the double tandem nozzles, which ensure enhanced machine efficiency and superior fabric quality. In fact, the double tandem nozzles guarantee a perfect distribution of the pushing force on the weft using a lower air pressure, thus leading to a double benefit: reduced stress on the yarn allowing top fabric quality and, at the same time, the possibility to weave with a lower pressure ensuring energy saving. From the rapier insertion technology

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Colzate (Italy) and Ahmedabad (India) - Itema S.p.A, the largest privately-owned multinational company and global leading provider of best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and services, is exhibiting at TEMTECH - North India's Largest Textile Machinery & Spare Parts Exhibition - from February 6th to 8nd in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Taking place in the famous textile hub of Bhilwara, Temtech is an unmissable appointment for Itema, offering a perfect occasion to meet face-to-face valuable Customers in the region and discuss first-hand the very latest innovations that will benefit the broad base of weavers in the region. Itema comes from the more-than-positive experience of ITMA Milan, where the Company showcased not only its innovative weaving machines, but also the newly improved spare parts portal and the ultimate real-time loom management system, reaping a huge success from the audience. A consistent number of orders have already been collected, from loyal and historical Customers, but also from brand-new contacts, thus representing a major point of satisfaction and confidence for the future. With a comprehensive sales and after-sales service organization in India operating from own offices in Mumbai, as well as Coimbatore, New Delhi and Kohlapur, the Italian-headquartered Company is present at Temtech to introduce to the sophisticated Indian weavers the technical advantages and superiority of Itema-branded weaving machines and the latest entries in the championship portfolio of the technology major. Introduced for the first time in September 2015, the new R9500terry is the racehorse when it comes to terry weaving. Itema, the first and foremost rapier terry loom producer, carries on the excellence in this application of historic Sulzer and Vamatex brands. Besides this strong inheritance, what makes R9500terry an extraordinary weaving machine for terry weavers are the sturdy structure and reliable mechanical components coming from the Itema absolute best-seller, the rapier R9500, and the exceptional textiles results obtained due to an extensive and thorough R&D work. Unparalleled textile quality is guaranteed by a winning trio of innovative devices: the new positive pile back-rest roller, the new pile formation unit and the new ground back-rest roller. Fulvio Carlo Toma, Itema Group Sales & Marketing Director, commented: "The new R9500terry, after a few months from market launch, already enjoys a spectacular market success. Orders are coming in continuously from Portugal, Turkey, China, Ethiopia, El Salvador, South Korea, Japan, just to name a few Countries. The whirlwind market acceptance of our R9500terry is just a further testimony that innovation coupled with the strongest know-how in the market pays back with enormous satisfaction." Always focused on the weavers' needs, Itema concentrated its R&D extensive research to offer to the market even more efficient weaving machines, where efficiency stands for increased performances, reduced consumption and enhanced user-friendliness. A brilliant example of this strategic concept is the A9500p, already well-known and appreciated by many weavers in India, launched in 2014 as the excellence flagship of Itema's airjet portfolio. During ITMA Milan, Itema introduced its best-in-class airjet machine, the A9500p, equipped with a new and innovative feature: the double tandem nozzles, which ensure enhanced machine efficiency and superior fabric quality. In fact, the double tandem nozzles guarantee a perfect distribution of the pushing force on the weft using a lower air pressure, thus leading to a double benefit: reduced stress on the yarn allowing top fabric quality and, at the same time, the possibility to weave with a lower pressure ensuring energy saving. From the rapier insertion technology

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Colzate (Italy) and Ahmedabad (India) - Itema S.p.A, the largest privately-owned multinational company and global leading provider of best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and services, is exhibiting at TEMTECH - North India's Largest Textile Machinery & Spare Parts Exhibition - from February 6th to 8nd in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Taking place in the famous textile hub of Bhilwara, Temtech is an unmissable appointment for Itema, offering a perfect occasion to meet face-to-face valuable Customers in the region and discuss first-hand the very latest innovations that will benefit the broad base of weavers in the region. Itema comes from the more-than-positive experience of ITMA Milan, where the Company showcased not only its innovative weaving machines, but also the newly improved spare parts portal and the ultimate real-time loom management system, reaping a huge success from the audience. A consistent number of orders have already been collected, from loyal and historical Customers, but also from brand-new contacts, thus representing a major point of satisfaction and confidence for the future. With a comprehensive sales and after-sales service organization in India operating from own offices in Mumbai, as well as Coimbatore, New Delhi and Kohlapur, the Italian-headquartered Company is present at Temtech to introduce to the sophisticated Indian weavers the technical advantages and superiority of Itema-branded weaving machines and the latest entries in the championship portfolio of the technology major. Introduced for the first time in September 2015, the new R9500terry is the racehorse when it comes to terry weaving. Itema, the first and foremost rapier terry loom producer, carries on the excellence in this application of historic Sulzer and Vamatex brands. Besides this strong inheritance, what makes R9500terry an extraordinary weaving machine for terry weavers are the sturdy structure and reliable mechanical components coming from the Itema absolute best-seller, the rapier R9500, and the exceptional textiles results obtained due to an extensive and thorough R&D work. Unparalleled textile quality is guaranteed by a winning trio of innovative devices: the new positive pile back-rest roller, the new pile formation unit and the new ground back-rest roller. Fulvio Carlo Toma, Itema Group Sales & Marketing Director, commented: "The new R9500terry, after a few months from market launch, already enjoys a spectacular market success. Orders are coming in continuously from Portugal, Turkey, China, Ethiopia, El Salvador, South Korea, Japan, just to name a few Countries. The whirlwind market acceptance of our R9500terry is just a further testimony that innovation coupled with the strongest know-how in the market pays back with enormous satisfaction." Always focused on the weavers' needs, Itema concentrated its R&D extensive research to offer to the market even more efficient weaving machines, where efficiency stands for increased performances, reduced consumption and enhanced user-friendliness. A brilliant example of this strategic concept is the A9500p, already well-known and appreciated by many weavers in India, launched in 2014 as the excellence flagship of Itema's airjet portfolio. During ITMA Milan, Itema introduced its best-in-class airjet machine, the A9500p, equipped with a new and innovative feature: the double tandem nozzles, which ensure enhanced machine efficiency and superior fabric quality. In fact, the double tandem nozzles guarantee a perfect distribution of the pushing force on the weft using a lower air pressure, thus leading to a double benefit: reduced stress on the yarn allowing top fabric quality and, at the same time, the possibility to weave with a lower pressure ensuring energy saving. From the rapier insertion technology

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Colzate (Italy) and Ahmedabad (India) - Itema S.p.A, the largest privately-owned multinational company and global leading provider of best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and services, is exhibiting at TEMTECH - North India's Largest Textile Machinery & Spare Parts Exhibition - from February 6th to 8nd in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Taking place in the famous textile hub of Bhilwara, Temtech is an unmissable appointment for Itema, offering a perfect occasion to meet face-to-face valuable Customers in the region and discuss first-hand the very latest innovations that will benefit the broad base of weavers in the region. Itema comes from the more-than-positive experience of ITMA Milan, where the Company showcased not only its innovative weaving machines, but also the newly improved spare parts portal and the ultimate real-time loom management system, reaping a huge success from the audience. A consistent number of orders have already been collected, from loyal and historical Customers, but also from brand-new contacts, thus representing a major point of satisfaction and confidence for the future. With a comprehensive sales and after-sales service organization in India operating from own offices in Mumbai, as well as Coimbatore, New Delhi and Kohlapur, the Italian-headquartered Company is present at Temtech to introduce to the sophisticated Indian weavers the technical advantages and superiority of Itema-branded weaving machines and the latest entries in the championship portfolio of the technology major. Introduced for the first time in September 2015, the new R9500terry is the racehorse when it comes to terry weaving. Itema, the first and foremost rapier terry loom producer, carries on the excellence in this application of historic Sulzer and Vamatex brands. Besides this strong inheritance, what makes R9500terry an extraordinary weaving machine for terry weavers are the sturdy structure and reliable mechanical components coming from the Itema absolute best-seller, the rapier R9500, and the exceptional textiles results obtained due to an extensive and thorough R&D work. Unparalleled textile quality is guaranteed by a winning trio of innovative devices: the new positive pile back-rest roller, the new pile formation unit and the new ground back-rest roller. Fulvio Carlo Toma, Itema Group Sales & Marketing Director, commented: "The new R9500terry, after a few months from market launch, already enjoys a spectacular market success. Orders are coming in continuously from Portugal, Turkey, China, Ethiopia, El Salvador, South Korea, Japan, just to name a few Countries. The whirlwind market acceptance of our R9500terry is just a further testimony that innovation coupled with the strongest know-how in the market pays back with enormous satisfaction." Always focused on the weavers' needs, Itema concentrated its R&D extensive research to offer to the market even more efficient weaving machines, where efficiency stands for increased performances, reduced consumption and enhanced user-friendliness. A brilliant example of this strategic concept is the A9500p, already well-known and appreciated by many weavers in India, launched in 2014 as the excellence flagship of Itema's airjet portfolio. During ITMA Milan, Itema introduced its best-in-class airjet machine, the A9500p, equipped with a new and innovative feature: the double tandem nozzles, which ensure enhanced machine efficiency and superior fabric quality. In fact, the double tandem nozzles guarantee a perfect distribution of the pushing force on the weft using a lower air pressure, thus leading to a double benefit: reduced stress on the yarn allowing top fabric quality and, at the same time, the possibility to weave with a lower pressure ensuring energy saving. From the rapier insertion technology

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Colzate (Italy) and Ahmedabad (India) - Itema S.p.A, the largest privately-owned multinational company and global leading provider of best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and services, is exhibiting at TEMTECH - North India's Largest Textile Machinery & Spare Parts Exhibition - from February 6th to 8nd in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Taking place in the famous textile hub of Bhilwara, Temtech is an unmissable appointment for Itema, offering a perfect occasion to meet face-to-face valuable Customers in the region and discuss first-hand the very latest innovations that will benefit the broad base of weavers in the region. Itema comes from the more-than-positive experience of ITMA Milan, where the Company showcased not only its innovative weaving machines, but also the newly improved spare parts portal and the ultimate real-time loom management system, reaping a huge success from the audience. A consistent number of orders have already been collected, from loyal and historical Customers, but also from brand-new contacts, thus representing a major point of satisfaction and confidence for the future. With a comprehensive sales and after-sales service organization in India operating from own offices in Mumbai, as well as Coimbatore, New Delhi and Kohlapur, the Italian-headquartered Company is present at Temtech to introduce to the sophisticated Indian weavers the technical advantages and superiority of Itema-branded weaving machines and the latest entries in the championship portfolio of the technology major. Introduced for the first time in September 2015, the new R9500terry is the racehorse when it comes to terry weaving. Itema, the first and foremost rapier terry loom producer, carries on the excellence in this application of historic Sulzer and Vamatex brands. Besides this strong inheritance, what makes R9500terry an extraordinary weaving machine for terry weavers are the sturdy structure and reliable mechanical components coming from the Itema absolute best-seller, the rapier R9500, and the exceptional textiles results obtained due to an extensive and thorough R&D work. Unparalleled textile quality is guaranteed by a winning trio of innovative devices: the new positive pile back-rest roller, the new pile formation unit and the new ground back-rest roller. Fulvio Carlo Toma, Itema Group Sales & Marketing Director, commented: "The new R9500terry, after a few months from market launch, already enjoys a spectacular market success. Orders are coming in continuously from Portugal, Turkey, China, Ethiopia, El Salvador, South Korea, Japan, just to name a few Countries. The whirlwind market acceptance of our R9500terry is just a further testimony that innovation coupled with the strongest know-how in the market pays back with enormous satisfaction." Always focused on the weavers' needs, Itema concentrated its R&D extensive research to offer to the market even more efficient weaving machines, where efficiency stands for increased performances, reduced consumption and enhanced user-friendliness. A brilliant example of this strategic concept is the A9500p, already well-known and appreciated by many weavers in India, launched in 2014 as the excellence flagship of Itema's airjet portfolio. During ITMA Milan, Itema introduced its best-in-class airjet machine, the A9500p, equipped with a new and innovative feature: the double tandem nozzles, which ensure enhanced machine efficiency and superior fabric quality. In fact, the double tandem nozzles guarantee a perfect distribution of the pushing force on the weft using a lower air pressure, thus leading to a double benefit: reduced stress on the yarn allowing top fabric quality and, at the same time, the possibility to weave with a lower pressure ensuring energy saving. From the rapier insertion technology

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Colzate (Italy) and Ahmedabad (India) - Itema S.p.A, the largest privately-owned multinational company and global leading provider of best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and services, is exhibiting at TEMTECH - North India's Largest Textile Machinery & Spare Parts Exhibition - from February 6th to 8nd in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Taking place in the famous textile hub of Bhilwara, Temtech is an unmissable appointment for Itema, offering a perfect occasion to meet face-to-face valuable Customers in the region and discuss first-hand the very latest innovations that will benefit the broad base of weavers in the region. Itema comes from the more-than-positive experience of ITMA Milan, where the Company showcased not only its innovative weaving machines, but also the newly improved spare parts portal and the ultimate real-time loom management system, reaping a huge success from the audience. A consistent number of orders have already been collected, from loyal and historical Customers, but also from brand-new contacts, thus representing a major point of satisfaction and confidence for the future. With a comprehensive sales and after-sales service organization in India operating from own offices in Mumbai, as well as Coimbatore, New Delhi and Kohlapur, the Italian-headquartered Company is present at Temtech to introduce to the sophisticated Indian weavers the technical advantages and superiority of Itema-branded weaving machines and the latest entries in the championship portfolio of the technology major. Introduced for the first time in September 2015, the new R9500terry is the racehorse when it comes to terry weaving. Itema, the first and foremost rapier terry loom producer, carries on the excellence in this application of historic Sulzer and Vamatex brands. Besides this strong inheritance, what makes R9500terry an extraordinary weaving machine for terry weavers are the sturdy structure and reliable mechanical components coming from the Itema absolute best-seller, the rapier R9500, and the exceptional textiles results obtained due to an extensive and thorough R&D work. Unparalleled textile quality is guaranteed by a winning trio of innovative devices: the new positive pile back-rest roller, the new pile formation unit and the new ground back-rest roller. Fulvio Carlo Toma, Itema Group Sales & Marketing Director, commented: "The new R9500terry, after a few months from market launch, already enjoys a spectacular market success. Orders are coming in continuously from Portugal, Turkey, China, Ethiopia, El Salvador, South Korea, Japan, just to name a few Countries. The whirlwind market acceptance of our R9500terry is just a further testimony that innovation coupled with the strongest know-how in the market pays back with enormous satisfaction." Always focused on the weavers' needs, Itema concentrated its R&D extensive research to offer to the market even more efficient weaving machines, where efficiency stands for increased performances, reduced consumption and enhanced user-friendliness. A brilliant example of this strategic concept is the A9500p, already well-known and appreciated by many weavers in India, launched in 2014 as the excellence flagship of Itema's airjet portfolio. During ITMA Milan, Itema introduced its best-in-class airjet machine, the A9500p, equipped with a new and innovative feature: the double tandem nozzles, which ensure enhanced machine efficiency and superior fabric quality. In fact, the double tandem nozzles guarantee a perfect distribution of the pushing force on the weft using a lower air pressure, thus leading to a double benefit: reduced stress on the yarn allowing top fabric quality and, at the same time, the possibility to weave with a lower pressure ensuring energy saving. From the rapier insertion technology

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Colzate (Italy) and Ahmedabad (India) - Itema S.p.A, the largest privately-owned multinational company and global leading provider of best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and services, is exhibiting at TEMTECH - North India's Largest Textile Machinery & Spare Parts Exhibition - from February 6th to 8nd in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Taking place in the famous textile hub of Bhilwara, Temtech is an unmissable appointment for Itema, offering a perfect occasion to meet face-to-face valuable Customers in the region and discuss first-hand the very latest innovations that will benefit the broad base of weavers in the region. Itema comes from the more-than-positive experience of ITMA Milan, where the Company showcased not only its innovative weaving machines, but also the newly improved spare parts portal and the ultimate real-time loom management system, reaping a huge success from the audience. A consistent number of orders have already been collected, from loyal and historical Customers, but also from brand-new contacts, thus representing a major point of satisfaction and confidence for the future. With a comprehensive sales and after-sales service organization in India operating from own offices in Mumbai, as well as Coimbatore, New Delhi and Kohlapur, the Italian-headquartered Company is present at Temtech to introduce to the sophisticated Indian weavers the technical advantages and superiority of Itema-branded weaving machines and the latest entries in the championship portfolio of the technology major. Introduced for the first time in September 2015, the new R9500terry is the racehorse when it comes to terry weaving. Itema, the first and foremost rapier terry loom producer, carries on the excellence in this application of historic Sulzer and Vamatex brands. Besides this strong inheritance, what makes R9500terry an extraordinary weaving machine for terry weavers are the sturdy structure and reliable mechanical components coming from the Itema absolute best-seller, the rapier R9500, and the exceptional textiles results obtained due to an extensive and thorough R&D work. Unparalleled textile quality is guaranteed by a winning trio of innovative devices: the new positive pile back-rest roller, the new pile formation unit and the new ground back-rest roller. Fulvio Carlo Toma, Itema Group Sales & Marketing Director, commented: "The new R9500terry, after a few months from market launch, already enjoys a spectacular market success. Orders are coming in continuously from Portugal, Turkey, China, Ethiopia, El Salvador, South Korea, Japan, just to name a few Countries. The whirlwind market acceptance of our R9500terry is just a further testimony that innovation coupled with the strongest know-how in the market pays back with enormous satisfaction." Always focused on the weavers' needs, Itema concentrated its R&D extensive research to offer to the market even more efficient weaving machines, where efficiency stands for increased performances, reduced consumption and enhanced user-friendliness. A brilliant example of this strategic concept is the A9500p, already well-known and appreciated by many weavers in India, launched in 2014 as the excellence flagship of Itema's airjet portfolio. During ITMA Milan, Itema introduced its best-in-class airjet machine, the A9500p, equipped with a new and innovative feature: the double tandem nozzles, which ensure enhanced machine efficiency and superior fabric quality. In fact, the double tandem nozzles guarantee a perfect distribution of the pushing force on the weft using a lower air pressure, thus leading to a double benefit: reduced stress on the yarn allowing top fabric quality and, at the same time, the possibility to weave with a lower pressure ensuring energy saving. From the rapier insertion technology

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Colzate (Italy) and Ahmedabad (India) - Itema S.p.A, the largest privately-owned multinational company and global leading provider of best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and services, is exhibiting at TEMTECH - North India's Largest Textile Machinery & Spare Parts Exhibition - from February 6th to 8nd in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Taking place in the famous textile hub of Bhilwara, Temtech is an unmissable appointment for Itema, offering a perfect occasion to meet face-to-face valuable Customers in the region and discuss first-hand the very latest innovations that will benefit the broad base of weavers in the region. Itema comes from the more-than-positive experience of ITMA Milan, where the Company showcased not only its innovative weaving machines, but also the newly improved spare parts portal and the ultimate real-time loom management system, reaping a huge success from the audience. A consistent number of orders have already been collected, from loyal and historical Customers, but also from brand-new contacts, thus representing a major point of satisfaction and confidence for the future. With a comprehensive sales and after-sales service organization in India operating from own offices in Mumbai, as well as Coimbatore, New Delhi and Kohlapur, the Italian-headquartered Company is present at Temtech to introduce to the sophisticated Indian weavers the technical advantages and superiority of Itema-branded weaving machines and the latest entries in the championship portfolio of the technology major. Introduced for the first time in September 2015, the new R9500terry is the racehorse when it comes to terry weaving. Itema, the first and foremost rapier terry loom producer, carries on the excellence in this application of historic Sulzer and Vamatex brands. Besides this strong inheritance, what makes R9500terry an extraordinary weaving machine for terry weavers are the sturdy structure and reliable mechanical components coming from the Itema absolute best-seller, the rapier R9500, and the exceptional textiles results obtained due to an extensive and thorough R&D work. Unparalleled textile quality is guaranteed by a winning trio of innovative devices: the new positive pile back-rest roller, the new pile formation unit and the new ground back-rest roller. Fulvio Carlo Toma, Itema Group Sales & Marketing Director, commented: "The new R9500terry, after a few months from market launch, already enjoys a spectacular market success. Orders are coming in continuously from Portugal, Turkey, China, Ethiopia, El Salvador, South Korea, Japan, just to name a few Countries. The whirlwind market acceptance of our R9500terry is just a further testimony that innovation coupled with the strongest know-how in the market pays back with enormous satisfaction." Always focused on the weavers' needs, Itema concentrated its R&D extensive research to offer to the market even more efficient weaving machines, where efficiency stands for increased performances, reduced consumption and enhanced user-friendliness. A brilliant example of this strategic concept is the A9500p, already well-known and appreciated by many weavers in India, launched in 2014 as the excellence flagship of Itema's airjet portfolio. During ITMA Milan, Itema introduced its best-in-class airjet machine, the A9500p, equipped with a new and innovative feature: the double tandem nozzles, which ensure enhanced machine efficiency and superior fabric quality. In fact, the double tandem nozzles guarantee a perfect distribution of the pushing force on the weft using a lower air pressure, thus leading to a double benefit: reduced stress on the yarn allowing top fabric quality and, at the same time, the possibility to weave with a lower pressure ensuring energy saving. From the rapier insertion technology