Itema @ India ITME 2016

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PRESS RELEASE
Itema exhibits latest innovations in airjet and rapier weaving technology at India ITME 2016  (Hall 6 Booth B1)  Colzate (Italy) and [...]

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Itema @ India ITME 2016

PRESS RELEASE17/11/2016

Itema exhibits latest innovations in airjet and rapier weaving technology at India ITME 2016  (Hall 6 Booth B1)

 Colzatesalviette di spugna 4 fairs rev_01 (Italy) and Mumbai (India) – Itema, the world’s largest privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services, has prepared an impressive product line-up for India ITME 2016 in Mumbai on December 3-8, 2016.

Itema, will leverage this prominent stage to demonstrate its strong commitment to the Indian and neighboring markets, both in terms of advanced, superior weaving technology and real time, highly qualified after-sales service.

Itema in India

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.

Updeep Singh, Itema India Managing Director – commented “in October we opened the doors of our new offices in Mumbai and, recently, we established a new electronic repair center in Ichalkaranji, where highly qualified engineers take care of all the electronic components of our weaving machines, ensuring the best assistance to our Customers. Itema offers best-in-class rapier, airjet and projectile weaving machines along with a real time after-sales service, and the key reasons of our weaving machines success in India are the superior textile performance of the machines and the unrivalled expertise of our technicians. Moreover, we are so proudly confident in our machines’ reliability and performances that we are the only weaving machine manufacturer to offer a two years extended warranty.”

Itema at India ITME 2016

During India ITME, Itema will exhibit 5 weaving machines in its booth and one rapier machine with Jacquard application in Stäubli booth. Moreover, the Company will highlight the strong advantages of its original spare parts in a dedicated corner, which will be of great interest for many weavers who have installed both the latest Itema machines and the previous Sulzer, Somet and Vamatex models.

 

Rapier Weaving Machines

Exhibition visitors will have the chance to see live the most successful rapier machine in recent history, the Itema R9500. With a solid installed base in more than 50 Countries and the widest range of fabrics produced, the Itema rapier R9500 is nowadays the industry benchmark for versatility and superior textile performances. The R9500 on show during India ITME will display a high-end shirting fabric, featuring the latest technological advancements dedicated specifically to shirting applications, such as the brand-new Itema Pneumatic Tuckers, the most appreciated in this specific market segment allowing reduced maintenance costs and no speed limitations. Moreover, the Itema pneumatic tuckers provide utmost fabric quality and the possibility to have very narrow tucked-in selvedges leading to a significant fabric waste reduction.

Officially presented for the first time in India, the Itema R9500terry, which is already a big favourite of sophisticated premium terry weavers worldwide after its debut in Milan in 2015, will demonstrate its strong leading position in weaving the most refined and soft terry fabrics.

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Airjet Weaving Machines

On the airjet technology side, three machines will be on display, covering all the main airjet technology application fields growing continuously in the Indian and surroundings markets.

The A9500 featuring a bed sheeting style, will run with the latest improvements designed to excel in this market, meeting weavers’ requirements of widest versatility and substantial cost savings. The brand-new Full Width Reed Tuckers guarantee weavers the possibility to reduce reed stock and increase the flexibility of the machine. Morever, the brand-new Double Tandem Nozzles ensure superior fabric quality and significant cost savings.

A stretch denim fabric will be woven on the A9500p, the racehorse model in tha9500pdenime Itema airjet portfolio.

The 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. The Itema iREED® – already a benchmark for the industry –  significantly reduces the air consumption and guarantees a higher efficient weft insertion.

The third airjet machine is an A9500p weaving a top quality yarn-dyed shirting and featuring another Itema patented feature – the ELD Electronic Leno Device – which, with its innovative design, self-cleaning and no need to wind the leno spools, provides a perfect leno binding even at highest speeds, whilst significantly reducing operational costs.

Itema CEO, Mr Carlo Rogora, commented: “India ITME 2016 is for Itema the perfect stage to show our Customers our best-in-class weaving machines, fine-tuned and equipped for the occasion with new and innovative technical devices perfect to answer the specific needs of the most requested applications in the Indian and surrounding markets”.

To learn more about Itema’s technological innovations, make sure to visit ITEMA Stand @ India ITME 2016: Hall 6, Booth B1.

ITEMA WEAVING MACHINES ON DISPLAY AT India ITME 2016 (Hall 6, Booth B1):

  • Rapier R9500 – 190cm – Shirting
  • Rapier R9500terry – 260cm – Terry Towels
  • Airjet A9500p – 190cm – Shirting
  • Airjet A9500p – 210cm – Stretch Denim
  • Airjet A9500 – 340 cm – Bed Sheeting

ITEMA WEAVING MACHINES AT India ITME 2016 IN PARTNER BOOTHS:

Stäubli (Hall 6, Booth D1):

  • Rapier R9500 – 190 cm – Furnishing
Download here our press release: itemapress-release_india-itme-2016

Itema exhibits latest innovations at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016 (Hall 3 Booth E01)

PRESS RELEASE30/09/2016

itma-asia-picColzate (Italy) and Shanghai (China) – Itema, the world’s largest privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services, has prepared an impressive product line-up for ITMA ASIA+CITME 2016 in Shanghai on October 21-25, 2016. Itema will leverage the biggest textile engineering expo in Asia to showcase exciting, brand-new evolutions in both rapier and airjet product portfolios and officially present to the dynamic Asian markets the highly acclaimed ITMA novelties. Importantly, Itema will also demonstrate the technological and geographical proximity in the stronger-than-ever commitment to go above and beyond when it comes to Customer satisfaction.

Visitors to ITMA ASIA will have a total of 15 Itema weaving machines on display, of which 6 in Itema booth (Hall 3 Booth E01) and the rest in Partner booths across Hall 3.

In Shanghai, Itema will unveil the R9500denim – the brand-new product concept dedicated exclusively and especially to denim mills in search of customized solutions to enable them to respond faster, more effectively and efficiently to changing denim trends with versatile, high-performance, ad-hoc machinery. The R9500terry, already a big favourite of sophisticated premium terry weavers worldwide after its debut in Milan in 2015, will be officially presented for the first time in Asia. In airjet, a much-expected, all-new Jacquard application for the already successful Itema A9500p, weaving African Damask on show will, no doubt, be highly appreciated by devoted Itema airjet Customers worldwide.

In an unprecedented move, Itema releases a manifesto to match even better than before the exact weaving requirements of Customers with latest and most advanced technology, designed with Customer needs in mind and delivered in faster-than-ever delivery times.  This commitment is supported by the Company’s move to assemble the latest generation machinery in the world-class manufacturing sites both in Europe, as well as in China, with the same attention to detail and quality, reliability and performance guarantee that Itema Customers look for when they purchase Itema machines.

“We want to completely redefine how the loom manufacturing industry currently responds to the needs of the diverse and constantly evolving fabric mills with tailor-made, latest-generation equipment assembled closer to where the Customers are located,” declared Itema CEO, Carlo Rogora.  “We want Itema Customers to be sure that no matter where they are in the world, no matter what fabric they weave, when choosing an Itema loom, they get the guarantee of the absolute best in the market, better and faster than they would expect.  Once again, we are challenging ourselves and the status quo with special looms, produced exactly how and where Customers want. Less rigidity, faster delivery, better machinery. Everything to increase the value for the Customer.”

Itema’s ITMA ASIA booth offers the best highlights of the Company’s latest technological advancements, spare parts and after-sales service.

The Italian-headquartered Itema Group closed the first semester 2016 with increased revenues and well-filled order book, consolidating a four-year growth trend since the change in the Company management in 2012.

Itema Group is present in China since 2003 with extensive sales and after-sales teams, world-class production and assembly facilities with a mission to ensure the highest possible standard of weaving solutions and a complete product and service offering available for all Itema Customers. In fact, the Italian technology major has invested in the optimization, process improvement and overhaul of all the manufacturing sites across the world (N.B. the Company produces in Italy, Switzerland and China) with a clear strategy in mind to offer the very latest, most advanced, and highest  guarantee weaving technology close to where Itema Customers are.

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Itema hosts Innovation Roadshow in Guangdong, South China

NEWS14/07/2016

Xiqiao Innovation Roadshow

Itema wins prestigious Italian Mechatronics Award 2016

NEWS23/06/2016

  • The Industrial Association “Unindustria Reggio Emilia” assigns to Itema for the 10th Annual Italian Mechatronics Award

 

  • Itema is chosen – among 5 other finalists – for its role as a leader in the global textile machinery industry and for the continuous investments in Research, Development and Innovation, of which the creation of ItemaLab, center for advanced reseach based at the Science and Technology Park Kilometro Rosso

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Colzate, Bergamo, Italy – Itema, the world’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and services, is proud to announce that it has received the 2016 Italian Meccatronics Award. Itema was selected among only five finalists in the contest organized by the Industrial Association Unindustria Reggio Emilia in collaboration with the Meccatronics Club and was bestowed the 10th edition of the prestigious nomination during an formal award ceremony held on June 23rd, 2016.

 

The Scientific Committee chose Itema for its visionary implementation of meccatronic solutions which are enabling disruptive advancements through the development of high-tech innovative weaving machinery solutions. The following is an extract from the official declaration of the Jury providing further justification for the award: “for its global leadership in the textile machinery industry – a highly competitive market in which Italy continues to be an important player. For having known how to develop, uniquely among its competitors, a complete portfolio of highly innovative mechatronic weaving machines for virtually every type of fabric and spanning all three top shuttleless weft insertion technologies (rapier, airjet and projectile) thanks to continuous investments in research and technological innovation. For having breathed life into ItemaLab, the advanced research and innovation center of Itema located in the Science and Technology Park KilometroRosso, and for having made its life mission to develop the “loom of the future” in order to revolutionize the weaving industry, a loom powered by artificial intelligence, able to self-adjust its operating and perfomance parameters.

 

Carlo Rogora, Itema’s CEO commented: “This marvellous recognition is akin to handing a well-deserved medal to each and every one of our researchers, engineers and associates. Just the fact that Itema was selected among many other forward-thinking companies as one of the very best and most worthy Italian companies in the field of meccatronic innovations was already a huge honor for us.  However, winning this prestigious award makes us extremely proud, especially if we consider the caliber of previous holders of the award, like Brembo.”

 

Mr Rogora continued: “Our main strategy in facing the increasingly competitive, ever changing landscape, has been and will continue to be driven by innovation.  Itema invests every year a substantial and constant portion of our profits in R&D.  Two years ago we made the decision to open ItemaLab and to make it the disruptive innovation hub of our company.  The ItemaLab taskforce of engineers focus solely and entirely on breakthrough, never-seen-before, game-changing innovations.  Mechatronics is one of the key elements of our strategy which helps us design and create intelligent weaving solutions, capable of simplifying and facilitating the daily work of weaving operators. The ‘loom of the future” is taking shape as we speak thanks in part also to our mechatronics efforts. Stay tuned for more Itema-branded innovations coming your way.”

 

ITEMA exhibits at ITM 2016 in Istanbul (1-4 June), in the biggest booth of the weaving hall

NEWS16/05/2016

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 2016 at the Istanbul TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center on June 1 – 4.

The only manufacturer in the world to offer the top three shuttleless weft insertion systems: rapier, airjet and projectile, the Italian-headquartered weaving machine major is present at ITM with the largest booth in the weaving hall (Hall 2, Booth 213). Itema will display four weaving machines, more than any other textile machinery exhibitor: one airjet and three rapier looms. A must-see display of innovations and technological prowess, Itema’s booth is the same avant-garde, modern and stylish design as at ITMA last November.

Mr Carlo Rogora, Itema Group CEO commented: “Turkey and the surrounding area represents for Itema one of the most strategically important regions in the world. We have been in these markets for more than 30 years and our technology is very well represented and loved by our Customers.  ITM follows closely in the footsteps of our Itema Innovation Roadshow in Bursa last April, where we presented first-hand the very latest developments to our Customers, and not only. We look forward to get another occasion to demonstrate to the widest audience possible why Itema technology is deservedly enjoying such a boom.”

Rapier R9500 and R9500p                                                              

On display at ITM are the R9500 – the most successful rapier machine in recent years – and the R9500p – the latest evolution launched at ITMA 2015, engineered for high speed and maximum performances. Both R9500 and R9500p are born out of half-a-century of expertise, know-how and excellence in rapier weaving technology of historic Somet, Sulzer and Vamatex brands.

R9500

The market demands improved versatility to produce increasingly innovative, cutting-edge fabrics using brand-new yarns.  Itema Rapier 2.0, available in both SK (with guided hooks) and FPA (free positive approach), is designed to enhance flexibility and to simultaneously guarantee unparalleled versatility, as well as greater ability to weave the widest range of weft yarns.

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 Rapiers 2.0 coupled with the Motorized Weft Cutter make the R9500 the most versatile and flexible rapier machine on the market.

The R9500 can weave the widest range of applications and, since 2015, is available in weaving widths from 170cm to 540cm, with the wider versions specifically developed to match demanding technical fabric market requirements.

The R9500 on show at ITM, sporting all the newest rapier developments by Itema, including the Rapier Weft Transfer 2.0, will weave one of the most popular applications in Turkey – shirting fabric with an exclusive design.

R9500p

ITM will be the official debut in Turkey and Central Asia of the R9500p, the premium rapier machine by Itema first seen at ITMA in Milan. Running at real production speeds of 750 rpm, the R9500p offers the ultimate and unmatched solution in terms of machine speed, performance, efficiency and fabric quality.  The R9500p is equipped with SK Rapiers 2.0 for improved flexibility at the highest speeds and with the patented Itema Quick Frame Connection for a quicker and easier style change. A new main motor with oil cooling enables heat recovery thanks to the reduction of the motor temperature, making the R9500p more efficient. Last, but not least, the R9500p, like its sibling R9500, is the most compact rapier loom on the market, saving from 12% up to 27% floor space compared to competition – a significant advantage enabling textile companies to maximize the weaving space by installing more Itema machines.

Itema R9500terry: Weaving Terry Like Never Before

The third Itema rapier loom showing at ITM, and one destined to be a real star of the show, is Itema’s new R9500terry, an instant 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.

 The airjet A9500: a rising star

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.

Itema: Better, Smarter, Faster

“At Itema innovation is a must,” adds Mr Rogora. “We are the only Company in this sector to have 2 R&D departments. We remain focused not only on meeting and exceeding weavers’ needs, but on going beyond, anticipating future market requirements. We continue to concentrate our extensive R&D efforts on offering better, smarter, faster solutions, increased performances, unparalleled flexibility, reduced consumption and enhanced user-friendliness.”

During ITM, Itema will demonstrate the new Online Spare Parts Portal – MyItema – an immediate, easy-to-use tool dedicated to orders of Itema original spare parts. Mr Piero Colombelli, Itema Regional Head of Sales and in charge of Turkey market for more than 25 years, commented: “Original spare parts can substantially increase machine life span and efficiency, guaranteeing the highest return on investment. Itema supplies a substantial local spare parts stock in Turkey, in order to serve and accomplish in real time every Customer’s request.”

To learn more about Itema’s technological innovations, make sure to visit ITEMA Stand @ ITM: Hall 2, Booth 213.

ITEMA WEAVING MACHINES AT ITM 2016 (Hall 2, Booth 213):

  • Rapier R9500terry – 260cm – Terry
  • Rapier R9500p – 220cm – Super Stretch Denim
  • Rapier R9500 – 220cm – Stretch Shirting
  • Airjet A9500 – 220cm – Apparel

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ITEMA Group Announces Full Year 2015 Results, Third Year in a Row Beating Expectations

PRESS RELEASE08/04/2016

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Carlo Rogora, CEO of Itema Group

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, announced today results for the full year (FY2015) ended December 31st, 2015, maintaining a positive trend for three years in a row. The Group closed the year with total sales up +11% compared with the previous year, registering an upward trend across all the business units. Weaving Machine sales were up +14% YOY, whereas Spare Parts turnover grew by some +4% YOY, continuing the reversal in the recent years of the decade-long-decline in demand for OEM parts. EBT climbed +30% YOY due to increased efficiencies and continued cost reduction measures.

CEO Carlo Rogora commented: “I am especially proud to announce yet another year of brilliant results at Itema Group. We are now entering the fourth year in a row of continuous growth, with +80% more looms sold compared to 2012. This is a truly remarkable milestone, for which I also thank shareholders, Customers, employees, agents, suppliers and partners worldwide for each and everyone’s contribution to our success. The innovative mindset, the fighting spirit, and, most of all, the commitment to Customers to offer only the smartest, most game-changing weaving technology are just some of the factors that set us apart. I am excited to be part of this revolution and to lead Itema to even greater heights to realize its full potential as a market leader and technology champion.”

“Itema Group comes from a landmark year,” continued Rogora. “The milestones are too many to mention, but center stage are our new product launches, market share gains across all the three weft insertion technologies (N.B. Itema is the only brand that offers the top three technologies for weft insertion: rapier, airjet and projectile) in important markets, an excellent ITMA show last November and a packed order book post ITMA.”

ITMA Review
ITMA 2015 was a real success for the Italian technology major, with a never-ending visitor flow to the designer stand, and a rich legacy of orders filling up the production pipeline. In Milan, Itema Group showcased innovative weaving machines, the new MyItema spare parts portal (https://portal.itemagroup.com) and the latest developments in its real-time loom management system. With 13 looms at the trade fair grounds, of which 6 in the avant-garde Company stand and 7 in Partner stands, Itema was the most well represented brand and its looms- real stars of the show, demonstrating to technology buffs from all corners of the world the technical advantages and superiority of Itema-branded weaving machines.

R9500terry
Among the new entries in 2015 is the new R9500terry, an instant best-seller carrying on the rich heritage and reputation in this application of historic Sulzer, Vamatex and now Itema brands. Sturdy structure and reliable mechanical components inherited from R9500 are just some of the features making R9500terry an extraordinary terry weaving machine. Unparalleled textile quality is furthermore guaranteed by a winning trio of new innovative devices: positive pile back-rest roller, pile formation unit and ground back-rest roller.

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R9500p
Unveiled at ITMA in Milan, the R9500p (“p” as in “premium”) is the newest evolution in rapier insertion technology, covering the full range of weft types, with fewer weft stops and higher efficiency and productivity. Engineered for speed, the R9500p boasts top-notch pedigree as the enhanced version of the single most successful rapier loom in recent history, the legendary R9500. Highlights include the Rapier 2.0 with its new right-hand rapier head designed for improved weavability and flexibility even at highest speeds, as well as the innovative LoomCooler, reducing oil temperature by decreasing the thermal load on the conditioning system. The R9500p is, no doubt, the perfect machine in highly competitive, quality-oriented segments such as denim and shirting, to name just a few, due to best-in-class technical advancements which guarantee unbeatable performances, production speed, and weaving flexibility and versatility.

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A9500p
On the airjet side, the Company presented a revamped model of the A9500p, already well-known and appreciated by sophisticated weavers worldwide as the excellence flagship of Itema’s airjet portfolio. The premium airjet machine is now equipped with a double tandem nozzle for enhanced machine efficiency and superior fabric quality. The innovative feature guarantees the perfect distribution of the pushing force on the weft using a lower air pressure. The end result is a double benefit for the Customer: top fabric quality due to reduced stress on the yarn and, at the same time, energy savings due to the possibility to weave with a lower pressure.

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Loom of the Future
In the futuristic booth at ITMA, the Italian textile machinery player launched a first-ever social experiment of crowdsourcing the “Loom of the Future”. The only Company in the industry with two Research departments, Itema carries on resolutely with big, bold ideas to discover the next breakthroughs for weaving excellence.

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Closing Remarks
Mr Carlo Rogora concluded the presentation of Itema’s 2015 results by saying: “The whirlwind and growing acceptance of our technology is testimony to the fact that innovation coupled with the strong know-how pays back. We remain focused not only on meeting and exceeding weavers’ needs, but on go beyond, anticipating future market requirements. With our shareholders’ full-fledged support, we continue to concentrate our extensive R&D efforts on offering better, smarter, faster solutions, increased performances, reduced consumption and enhanced user-friendliness.”

Nimbark scaling great heights using ITEMA’s A9500p

NEWS30/03/2016

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Mr Arun Baheti, Director of Nimbark Textiles

One such sector that has been maturing at a rapid pace is the weaving industry. Though weaving is one of the important sectors for Indian textile industry, it has not been given due attention like the spinning sector. The main reason attributing to this fact is the nature of this sector which is predominantly unorganized. These units are typically known for using second-hand or Chinese looms ranging from 6 to 30 machines under a single roof.

But things are changing in a rapid manner. With better exposure and growing competition, these small players have realized that superior technology is the only way forward for future survival. In this segment, the world renowned Italian brand, ITEMA, has been playing a key role in empowering small and medium textile entrepreneurs with world-class technology and unparalleled customer satisfaction.

ITEMA version 2.0 has been highly effective with its new management and customer-centric approach. The weaving major has taken India as one of its important markets and is prioritizing it, which never happened until a few years ago. In this renewed approach, top level management from the Italian HQ makes regular visits to Indian customers to understand and accommodate their growing needs and to provide customized solution for individual problems.

Recently during one such visits by the Italians to Kolhapur, it was made clear that their approach is paying them rich dividends. The customers were delighted to have the management team visit their premises and appreciated the efforts and interests shown by the brand in such smaller pockets.

“We are customers of ITEMA for the last one year and we are immensely satisfied with the brand, their approach towards the Indian market and their machines. We received the very first installation of A9500p air-jet machines in the world. This shows their commitment and trust with small and medium players within the textile fraternity,” says the Director of Nimbark Textiles, Mr. Arun Baheti, in an exclusive interview to The Textile Magazine.

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Nimbark Textiles, located in Ichalkaranji, manufactures dhotis for the last two decades. Not known to many until recently, when the young directors of the company decided to invest in the best and premium-range air-jet machines from ITEMA – the A9500p where p stands for premier, performance, powerful. Arun Baheti of Nimbark signed the deal for 24 machines with ITEMA for their latest A9500p machines during the GTTES show last year, a true trailblazer project which paved the way for numerous other installations of this type.

Today, biggest names of Indian textile industry are making their way to Ichalkaranji to watch the performance of these newly installed A9500p air-jet machines. Nimbark has moved ahead from dhotis to manufacturing of fabrics for shirting and trousers. The company has been running these machines at 1100 rpm on cottons; numbers that are hardly achieved in shop floor in India.

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Nimbark has a production capacity of close to 300,000 m/month using their existing batch of 24 machines and hopes to sign his second order with ITEMA for another 24 machines of A9500p in the first semester of 2016. When asked regarding the reason for choosing A9500p for his second lot, “Best in class performance of these machines and excellent after-sales service by the Indian team made me go for another batch of 24 machines. I didn’t think twice, I didn’t have to check with their competitors, after seeing the performance for myself I knew that I only wanted A9500p machines,” proudly mentioned Mr. Baheti.

Many stories in Ichalkaranji similar to Nimbark had one thing in common, the brand perception of ITEMA weaving machines is on the rise and customers are openly acknowledging the commitment of the team to grow this business in India. The Italian brand has sold more than 700 machines in the region of Kolhapur & Ichalkaranji in the last 24 months helping it to capture a sizable market share in this textile cluster.

Itema exhibits at TEMTECH 2016

PRESS RELEASE06/02/2016

Itema exhibits at TEMTECH,
North India’s Largest Textile Machinery & Spare Parts Exhibition
February 6th – 8th, 2016
(Stand A-2)

 

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 side, ITMA Milan has been the proper stage to officially launch the new Itema R9500p. Born from the pedigree of the premier rapier R9500 loom and destined to run even better, smarter and faster, the new R9500p offers the perfect blend of ultimate versatility and productivity through an ensemble of exclusive technological features and brand-new innovations, which together meet and exceed even the most demanding requirements of Customers competing in rapidly changing markets. In the words of the Managing Director of Itema India, Mr Updeep Singh: “R9500p is, no doubt, the perfect machine in segments such as denim and shirting, core markets in India, due to its best-in-class technical advancements which guarantee unbeatable performances, speed and versatility”.
Mr Singh refers, among others highlights, also to the new weft transfer SK Rapier 2.0, which ensures improved weavability at high speed thanks to the new right-hand side rapier head designed for enhanced flexibility and to the innovative Loom Cooler, which allows the reduction of the oil temperature by decreasing the thermal load to be drained by the conditioning system.

TEMTECH 2016 is open to visitors from February 6th to 8th. To learn more about Itema’s technological innovations, make sure to visit ITEMA Stand A-2.

Itema stays in Zuchwil and invests millions

NEWS04/01/2016

Itema Stays in Zuchwil
Itema Stays in Zuchwil

The textile machine manufacturer Itema is planning to stay in Zuchwil. The enterprise has extended the lease on the production facilities at the Riverside Site with Swiss Prime Investment Foundation by ten years. Up to 10 million is to be invested.

Further positive news for the Solothurn job market: having already attracted relocation and expansion projects such as Biogen, Megasol or most recently Ypsomed, it is now the turn of Itema. The loom manufacturer, which is part of the Italian corporate group of the same name, has extended the lease on the production facilities at the Riverside Site in Zuchwil.

At the same time, the company has announced investments of five to ten million Swiss francs over the coming two years. According to Christian Straubhaar, Works Director and Member of the Executive Board of Itema (Switzerland) AG, the lease has been signed for ten years. “This is a clear statement of support from the corporate group for the Zuchwil site.”

“Wonderful and lasting”
The owner of the Riverside Site, Swiss Prime Investment Foundation, is also confident that this will help to safeguard jobs in the region, as investment director Thomas Grossenbacher explains. The Foundation recently acquired the site from the listed real estate company Swiss Prime Site, which for its part bought the site at the end of 2012.

The Riverside Site encompasses a useful surface area of around 100,000 square metres, of which over four fifths has been rented out, says Grossenbacher. Tenants are being sought for the remaining surface areas in the halls, while certain other buildings will soon be going on the market following renovation. The extension of the lease is “a wonderful and lasting Christmas present for the 150 Itema employees at the Riverside Site,” Zuchwil’s Municipal Chairman Stefan Hug was quoted as saying in a media communiqué.

Investment in the Zuchwil works will be used to acquire state-of-the-art tool machines and automation systems, explains the Works Director. This step is necessary in order to raise the automation level, thereby cutting production costs. “We are determined to become even more efficient.” However, the new investments will not automatically lead to job cuts. The size of the workforce is linked to the sales market.

The order situation is “good”
In Straubhaar’s view, the current order situation as well as the prospects for the coming year are “good”. It was thanks to the quick response to the Swiss franc shock in January of last year that the negative repercussions were cushioned. Sales prices were raised, the working week was extended from 40 to 43 hours, and internal processes were optimised. “The overall package had positive effects.” The extension of the working week will remain in place, however, until at least the end of March 2016. Around 140 looms were produced this year. He explains that the sales volume was in the vicinity of CHF 100 million.

In 2001, Itema acquired the “remnants” of the former Sulzer or Sultex. In Zuchwil, projectile looms – the projectile clamps the thread and “shoots” it to the other side – are produced for niche markets (technical fabric and high-quality textiles).
Specialisation makes it possible to secure prices that make it cost-effective to operate even here, explains Straubhaar. By contrast, Zuchwil would not have a chance with rapier and air-jet machines for “ordinary” fabrics. It is worth remembering: during the glory days of the 70s, Sulzer had over 3000 employees in Zuchwil alone.

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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