Itema at ITMACH India 2017

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

EVENTS

22/11/2017
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Customers and Special Guests had the possibility to learn about, see and experience directly the latest-generation weaving machines [...]

Itema exhibits best-in-class weaving innovations for technical fabrics at TECHTEXTIL INDIA September 13th – 15th, 2017 Hall 6 – Stand C109

12/09/2017
NEWS
Colzate (Italy) and Mumbai (India) – Itema, the largest privately-owned manufacturer of best-in-class weaving machines, spare [...]

D’Decor’s Mr Ajay Arora: “Trust in ITEMA Weaving Machines for Quality and Performance”

12/07/2017
NEWS
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr Ajay Arora – Managing Director of D’Decor – and discover how Itema best-in-class weaving technology can [...]

EVENTS

07/07/2017
NEWS
Customers and Special Guests had the possibility to see and experience directly the latest-generation weaving machines running live [...]

Itema Group Launches Diversification Strategy; Acquires Majority Stake in Lamiflex and Minority Stake in NoeCha

08/05/2017
PRESS RELEASE
May 2017 (Colzate, Bergamo, Italy): Itema, the world’s largest privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, including [...]

Events

29/03/2017
NEWS
Calendar of 2017 Itema trade shows/events: Mark your calendars with the dates and locations of where Itema is waiting to meet you next [...]

Itema exhibits its latest innovations in weaving at EGE TMF in Denizli and KTM in Kahramanmaraş

22/03/2017
PRESS RELEASE
Colzate (Italy) and Istanbul (Turkey) – Itema, the world’s largest privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, including [...]

ETHIOPIA: a growing textile hub ideal for the excellence of Made in Italy textile machinery

24/02/2017
NEWS
Source: Africa e Affari  There is also a considerable representation of the Italian textile machinery industry at the multi-sector [...]

Itema exhibits the brand-new rapier weaving machine R9500denim at DTG Dhaka Int’l Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition (Hall 6 Booth 609)

16/02/2017
PRESS RELEASE
Colzate (Italy) and Dhaka (Bangladesh) – Itema, the world’s largest privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, including [...]

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

EVENTS

NEWS22/11/2017

Customers and Special Guests had the possibility to learn about, see and experience directly the latest-generation weaving machines running live during special events. Here below a glimpse of select events in the last quarter, as well as highlights of what is yet to come before the end of the year.

 

TechTextil India

13–15 September 2017 · Media coverage

Itema Switzerland Open House, Zuchwil

16 September 2017

ItemaCampus Lahore Grand Opening

4 October 2017 · Technology: A9500p and R9500p

Itema Golden Jubilee Party—Somet 50 Year Anniversary, Colzate HQ

14 October 2017 · Press release and video

Itema Innovation Roadshow & University Day, Vietnam

26–28 October 2017

Itema Innovation Roadshow, South Korea

21 and 28 October 2017

Itema Innovation Roadshow—AITEX, Spain

24 October 2017 · Technology: R9500

Itema Innovation Roadshow, Dhaka

11 November 2017

Itema Innovation Roadshow, Cairo

21 November 2017

Itema Open House and Golden Jubilee, Shanghai

28–29 November 2017

ITMACH—Ahmedabad, India

7–10 December 2017

Itema Innovation Roadshow, Iran

13 December 2017

Itema exhibits best-in-class weaving innovations for technical fabrics at TECHTEXTIL INDIA September 13th – 15th, 2017 Hall 6 – Stand C109

NEWS12/09/2017

Colzate (Italy) and Mumbai (India) – Itema, the largest privately-owned manufacturer of best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and services, is exhibiting at Techtextil India (Hall 6 – C109) from September 13th to 15th at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.

Itema is registering an upward trend in inquiries for advanced weaving machines from weavers of technical fabrics and the Italian technology major – with over 180 years of combined expertise from the merger of three historic brands, such as Sulzer, Somet and Vamatex – expects that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.
Focusing on the Indian market, several trade and textile experts identify technical textiles as the market segment of the future since the internal demand is constantly growing reflecting the worldwide trend.

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 technical textile manufacturers the top three weft insertion technologies Rapier, Airjet and Projectile, in what is the most comprehensive portfolio on the market today for technical applications to weave the widest range of fabrics.

The rapier R9500 loom is by far the most successful rapier loom in recent history. The continuous roll-out of customized special versions tailored for technical applications, including OPW Airbag, Fiber Glass, Bolting Cloth, among others, the wide weaving width up to 540 cm, as well as new and advanced devices make the R9500 by Itema the perfect machine for the manufacture of the full range of technical textiles, including ones with the finest monofilament yarn, multifilament yarn with high tenacity, and multiple pick insertion fabrics.

The airjet A9500 – the most innovative airjet weaving machine in the market – inspires the curiosity and sparks the interest from real technology buffs and has already amassed important references, especially in medical applications and automotive fabrics.
Looking at specific technical applications, the Itema airjet A9500 provides undeniable benefits, matching unparalleled performances and the highest productivity with superior textile efficiency.

The Itema A9500 is pre-set for independent motorized Jacquard with no cardan shaft, allowing to weave specific technical textiles (such as Airbag OPW) with no speed limitations.

When it comes to weaving very high density fabrics, the A9500 is customized with dedicated devices to ensure best-in-class results. Key components are reinforced to ensure optimized machine control and reliability whilst Itema patented devices guarantee reduced consumption and superior textile efficiency.
Technical fabrics are the specialty of the legendary and unique projectile P7300HP due to the unparalleled versatility and reliability of its weft insertion system. The unmatchable uniqueness of the positive weft transfer consists in the single insertion driven by the projectile, which catches the weft and carries it directly with no exchanges, providing unmatched efficiency.
The P7300HP continues to harness great interest from projectile weaving aficionados and represents an unbeaten and unbeatable benchmark for those looking to weave the very widest fabrics – up to 655cm weaving width – and high-specialty materials, such as agrotextile, geotextile and carpet backing fabrics. When it comes to weaving tape yarns, the Itema projectile weaving machine provides the highest performance compared to all the other insertion technologies in the market.

To discover the Itema innovations for technical fabrics and the utmost Customers’ dedication, make sure to visit the Company booth at Techtextil India, H6-C109.

 

D’Decor’s Mr Ajay Arora: “Trust in ITEMA Weaving Machines for Quality and Performance”

NEWS12/07/2017

Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr Ajay Arora – Managing Director of D’Decor – and discover how Itema best-in-class weaving technology can contribute to a Company’s success.

Sometimes, business is more than a mere commercial exchange, but a real win-win relationship. This is the case with Itema and our loyal Customer – D’Decor – renowned worldwide for its sophisticated furnishing fabrics woven, since the company’s inception, on Itema rapier weaving machines.

Listening to Mr Ajay Arora, D’Decor Managing Director, you immediately feel what’s behind D’Decor success: the determination to offer its Customers only the best. And therein lies the profound link between D’Decor and Itema. The cooperation between the two Companies dates back to 1999, when D’Decor was founded in Tarapur, Maharashtra, India, starting its production of furnishing fabrics on the Itema rapier Super Excel. Since then D’Decor has grown to become the world’s largest producer of soft furnishing fabrics and has repeatedly shown its confidence in Itema by installing every year new weaving machines. In 2013, D’Decor was one of the first companies in India to install Itema’s latest rapier model R9500, testing its superior textile performances and higher machine efficiency and confirming – through several repeat orders – the choice.

EVENTS

NEWS07/07/2017

Customers and Special Guests had the possibility to see and experience directly the latest-generation weaving machines running live during special events in Turkey and in China.

BURSA/TURKEY

March 8–9 · Host Mill: Itema Customer R.E ÖZ-ELİ · Technology: R9500 & A9500

DENIZLI/TURKEY

March 22 · Technology: R9500terry & A9500

PINGDI/CHINA

March 22–25 · Technology: R9500denim & R9500p

Itema Group Launches Diversification Strategy; Acquires Majority Stake in Lamiflex and Minority Stake in NoeCha

PRESS RELEASE08/05/2017

May 2017 (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, finalized the agreements to acquire 61% of shares in Lamiflex, leading supplier of technical composite products, and a minority stake in NoeCha, provider of high-tech, wide-format printing solutions. The acquisitions are part of a wider strategy of Itema and its shareholders, namely the Radici family with 60% of shares and the Arizzi e Torri families with the remaining 40%, to ultimately accelerate the continued expansion and secure the long-term profitability of Itema by diversifying into complementary, high-growth markets through stakes in innovation-driven companies which offer significant economies of scale to fuel the joint development of each others’ core businesses.

“Following a remarkable five-year period in which Itema Group has doubled the sales of its weaving machines with consecutive, double-digit growth per annum, the Company is now ready to strengthen its leadership, to quicken the pace of its expansion and to accelerate its global reach through targeted acquisitions,” said Carlo Rogora, CEO of Itema Group. “We chose Lamiflex and NoeCha due to their forward-thinking missions and innovative approaches, which perfectly match our dedication to supply top-performing, advanced machinery. Combining our strengths, we will no doubt reach new heights of success in the development and manufacturing of innovative, highly technological products. Itema will guarantee to Lamiflex and NoeCha Customers worldwide a structured organization, based on lean manufacturing concepts in its world-class production sites and on a global network of agents and distributors,” continued Rogora. “We are confident that this first round of acquisitions will act as an important launch-pad for our diversification strategy and will bring positive results in the nearest future, creating significant synergies and adding value for our Customers and Shareholders.”

Headquartered in Ponte Nossa, Bergamo province, Lamiflex specializes in composites materials, such as carbon, glass and Kevlar and offers a portfolio of innovative solutions and patented new products with exceptional versatility and adaptability for industrial applications, catering to industries as wide-ranging as weaving machinery, medical and aerospace, among others.

NoeCha, also Bergamo-based, is a quickly-scaling-up young company which offers high-tech printing solutions, such as the revolutionary wide-format industrial UV-LED flatbed digital press, the NoeCha ONE, for photo-realistic, high impact graphics. NoeCha ensures excellent printability on different type and size of material up to 3.2x2meters at production speeds with a native 600dpi x 600dpi image resolution.

Itema Group’s move is set to create and stimulate significant synergies along the respective supply chains in which Itema, Lamiflex and NoeCha, as well as RadiciGroup companies operate and to grow not only in the textile machinery sector, but also to expand into new, highly innovative sectors, such as composites, and thus, together, be much more competitive than otherwise possible individually. These acquisitions will lead to optimizing processes and improving product performances, as well as providing advantages derived from a shorter, more sustainable supply chain, lessening the environmental impact of the joint operations, in line with the principles of a circular, greener economy.

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Events

NEWS29/03/2017

Calendar of 2017 Itema trade shows/events:

Mark your calendars with the dates and locations of where Itema is waiting to meet you next from a list of specialized trade fairs and more customized events:

 

Sep 13-15 CAITME, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Sep 26-29 IFAI, New Orleans, LA, USA

Review of 2017 Events To Date:

Since the start of 2017, Itema has staged a number of events so far, including repeat Itema Innovation Roadshows in Bursa, Turkey and in Guangdong, China. More on this to follow in the future edition of the Red Dot News.

Jan 24-26 COLOMBIATEX, Medellin, Colombia
Feb 23-26 DTG, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Itema_DTG_Dhaka_PressRelease)
Feb 23-26 EgyTex, Cairo, Egypt
Feb 23-Mar 1 ACITF, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Mar 8-9 Itema Innovation Roadshow, Bursa, Turkey
Mar 22-25 Itema Innovation Roadshow, Pingdi, China
Mar 22-25 EGE TMF, Denizli, Turkey (Itema_EGE+KTM_TurkeyExhibitions)
Apr 4 Seminar ABTT (Brazilian Association of Textile Technicians), Sao Paolo, Brazil (by invitation only)
Apr 5-8 SaigonTex, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hall A1 – 1D12
Apr 6-8 KTM, Kahramanmaras, Turkey (Itema_EGE+KTM_TurkeyExhibitions)
Apr 19-21 IndoInterTex, Jakarta, Indonesia; Hall A2 – 126
Apr 26-29 IGATEX, Karachi Pakistan; Hall 2 – C211
May 9 Seminar ABTT, Brusque, Brazil (by invitation only)
May 9-12 TechTextil, Frankfurt, Germany; Hall 3.0 – D05
May 30 Seminar ABTT, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (by invitation only)

Review of 2016 Big Events:

Following the success of ITMA, the year 2016 brought us ever closer to our Customers with the three big appointments of ITM in Istanbul in June, ITMA ASIA/CITME in Shanghai in October and ITME in Mumbai in December. Moreover, in 2016 Itema rolled out a series of open houses and technology seminars under the banner “Itema Innovation Roadshow” with appointments with Customers and stakeholders around the globe from Bursa in Turkey to Kolhapur in India and from Xiqiao in China to Dhaka in Bangladesh.

 

ITEMA at ITM in Istanbul ITEMA at ITMA ASIA in Shanghai 2016 ITEMA at ITME Mumbai

 

Review of 2015 Big Events:

Every four years, the textile machinery industry comes together in the unmissable ITMA days. The year 2015 has seen the return of the ITMA show to Milan and it was a real success, overall and for us in Itema. In Milan, Itema Group showcased innovative weaving machines, the new MyItema spare parts portal and the latest developments in the 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 our 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.

 

ITEMA at ITMA 2015 in Milan

 

Itema exhibits its latest innovations in weaving at EGE TMF in Denizli and KTM in Kahramanmaraş

PRESS RELEASE22/03/2017

Colzate (Italy) and Istanbul (Turkey) – Itema, the world’s largest privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services, is exhibiting at EGE TMF in Denizli (Booth C2) and KTM in Kahramanmaraş (Booth B1).

Turkey is undoubtedly one of the major textile markets, producing a large amount of the worldwide fabric and its leadership position perfectly reflects in the Itema turnover. In fact, Turkey is historically one of the top three main markets for Itema.
Born from the successful mergers and acquisitions over the years of legendary textile machinery brands, such as Somet, Sulzer and Vamatex, Itema is headquartered in Northern Italy’s Bergamo area – historic cradle of the Italian textile industry – and is uniquely positioned as the only manufacturer in the world to provide all three top weft insertion technologies: rapier, airjet and projectile.

With an impressive number of Sulzer, Somet and Vamatex weaving machines still successfully operating in Turkey and an every-day growing installed base of the new generation Itema weaving machines, Itema is no doubt a reliable and renowned partner of Turkish weavers for the supply of weaving machines.

The decision to participate in both EGE TMF and KTM comes from the Italian Company attitude to be close to its Customers, to listen in person to their requirements and to demonstrate on the field the innovations featured on its weaving machines.

During EGE TMF in Denizli, Itema will showcase a rapier R9500terry and an airjet A9500 weaving a bed sheeting style.
The Itema R9500terry on show is nowadays the undisputed leader in weaving terry cloth. After marlket launch in 2015, Itema produced an impressive number of R9500terry machines which have been installed in more than 20 Countries demonstrating that, when it comes to weaving high quality, superior softness and hand-feel terry towels, the Itema rapier technology machine is the favourite choice of the weavers.
The A9500 featuring a bed sheeting style, will run with the latest improvements designed to excel in this market, meeting weavers’ requirements of utmost versatility and substantial cost savings.
Among the best-in-class devices to weave sheeting fabrics, a special mention goes to the brand-new Full Width Reed Tuckers, which guarantee to the weavers the possibility to reduce reed stock and increase machine’s flexibility.

After a couple of weeks, from 6 to 8 of April, Itema will exhibit again in Kahamanmaraş at KTM.
Both the Itema rapier R9500 and airjet A9500 will run the most commonly woven styles in the Region. The rapier R9500, the absolute Itema best-seller and the most successful rapier machine in recent history will be exhibited weaving a cotton apparel style. The Itema best-in-class shed geometry and the unique Turboprop system, coupled with the brand-new main motor with oil cooling, will demonstrate the superior machine’s speed and textile performances. Moreover, the airjet A9500 will show live its extraordinary skills in weaving denim, guaranteeing mass production whilst ensuring optimized running costs.

To learn more about Itema’s technological innovations, visit the EGE TMF in Denizli from the 22nd to the 25th of March (Booth C2) and KTM in Kahramanmaraş from the 6th to the 8th of April (Booth B1).

Download here our Press Release: Itema_EGE+KTM_TurkeyExhibitions

ETHIOPIA: a growing textile hub ideal for the excellence of Made in Italy textile machinery

NEWS24/02/2017

Source: Africa e Affari 

There is also a considerable representation of the Italian textile machinery industry at the multi-sector trade fair Addis Chamber International Trade Fair (Acitf), which began yesterday in Addis Ababa and which will continue until March 1, 2017.
Ethiopia is one of the emerging manufacturing hubs for the textile and garment world. Cheap labor, free trade agreements with major Western markets, an economy in constant development, all these factors have made the sub-Saharan Africa country a preferred destination for the production of clothing by major retailers in the sector.
Given the necessary technological improvements required, the demand for textile machinery is growing accordingly, supported by incentive programs to attract foreign capital put in place by government authorities.
For this reason, at the 21st edition of the multi-sector Acitf fair, in the Italian pavilion organized by ICE-agency, there are many Italian textile machinery manufacturers convened by Acimit, the Association of textile machinery manufacturers, including Carù, Corino, Fadis, Ferraro, Itema, Marzoli, Mei, Reggiani, Roj, Salvadè, Savio, Sicam, Simet.
The large representation of Acimit members shows better than any other fact the interest and confidence that companies are placing in the sector and in Ethiopia’s ability to develop its own industry in the near future. “Our exports have grown significantly over the last five years, although their value is still modest (4.4 million euro in 2015),” said, confirming the interest in the Ethiopian market, the President of Acimit, Mrs. Raffaella Carabelli.
In the first nine months of 2016 Italy is third, behind China and Turkey, for sales of textile machinery in the Ethiopian market. Mrs. Carabelli continued: “The quality of our machines is most certainly much higher than that of competitors currently operating in this market. We aim to raise awareness of the quality of our technology through occasions such as Acitf, but also through institutional missions carried out in the past years thanks to the support of Mise and ICE-Agency (nb: Italian trade agency and Ministry of Economic Development.”
To further strengthen the Italian presence in Ethiopia, in 2015 Acimit and the Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute jointly signed a memorandum for the establishment of a textile machinery technology training center in order to help train future local textile operators. Acimit represents an industrial sector comprising roughly 300 companies (employing about 12,000 people), which produces machinery for an overall value of about 2.6 billion euro, of which 86% is exported. Creativity, sustainable technology, reliability and quality are the characteristics that have made Italian machinery products renowned as world-class leaders.

Itema exhibits the brand-new rapier weaving machine R9500denim at DTG Dhaka Int’l Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition (Hall 6 Booth 609)

PRESS RELEASE16/02/2017

Colzate (Italy) and Dhaka (Bangladesh) – Itema, the world’s largest privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services, is exhibiting at DTG – the 14th Dhaka Int’l Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition.

Born from the successful mergers and acquisitions over the years of legendary textile machinery brands, such as Somet, Sulzer and Vamatex, Itema is headquartered in Northern Italy’s Bergamo area – historic cradle of the Italian textile industry – and is uniquely positioned as the only manufacturer in the world to provide all three top weft insertion technologies: rapier, airjet and projectile.

Bangladesh has always been a key market for the Company, with an impressive installed base of Sulzer and Somet weaving machines going back to the early ’60s and still running today in the Country’s mills.

During DTG, Itema will showcase for the first time in Bangladesh the rapier weaving machine R9500denim, the brand-new product concept launched in October 2016 during ITMA Asia dedicated exclusively and especially to denim mills in search of customized solutions to respond faster, more effectively and efficiently to changing denim trends with versatile, high-performance, ad-hoc machinery.

“Bangladesh is where a large part of the denim apparel we wear becomes ready-made clothing. If you consider that the Country’s weaving mills weave today around 45 million meters of denim fabrics, which covers only around 15% of the annual demand of garmenting companies, and spend almost USD 4 Bln to import fabric, you can imagine what a huge opportunity producing indigo fabric locally could be for the Bangladeshi industry” stated Itema Group Sales & Marketing Director, Mr Christian Straubhaar. “We, at Itema, are ready to actively support denim mills with our rapier R9500denim designed especially for markets like Bangladesh, to provide weavers with the perfect machine engineered for the highest performance, superior fabric quality, lower running costs and maximum versatility of patterns needed to excel in denim production” continued Mr Straubhaar.

The Itema R9500denim comes fully accessorized and equipped with dedicated devices, including the new main motor with oil cooling to ensure unparalleled machine performances. Unrivalled textile versatility is guaranteed by the unique Itema shed geometry, widely recognized in the industry as best-in-class, and the SK weft transfer system featuring reinforced rapier heads and tapes optimized to weave denim weft yarns.

The R9500denim at DTG will weave a heavy denim (14 oz.), thus highlighting Itema machines’ unique-in-the-market ability to produce even the most demanding and heavy denim styles, due to the sturdy machine structure and to the renowned Itema shed geometry. Even though the width of the machine – 2200 mm – may not seem usual for the Bangladeshi denim weavers, the aim of Itema is to introduce the latest trend in the global denim market related to weaving machines width necessary to weave stretch and super stretch denim.

Mr Updeep Singh, Itema India Managing Director, added: “We are excited to take DTG as the opportunity to demonstrate to the Bangladeshi weavers visiting DTG our most innovative, latest-generation weaving technology, as well as our full and value-added service capabilities. Our Company is structured and organized to answer in real time to every Customer’s request, providing a fast and efficient after-sales service, accurate hands-on training courses and active textile consultancy also through our Indian branch.”

The 14th edition of DTG – is open to visitors from February 23rd until February 26th.
To learn more about Itema’s technological innovations, visit the Joint ITEMA & PACIFIC ASSOCIATES booth in Hall 6 Stand 609.

Download here our official Press Release: Itema_DTG_Dhaka_PressRelease

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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