RED DOT NEWS Summertime

Edition no. 3 of 2018

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Dear Customers & Partners,

we are ready to close the first half of this 2018 and we are now in the position to draw the initial conclusions.
I am proud to share with you that Itema Group financial results for the first half of 2018 confirm the Group’s constant growth over the past few years. A special mention goes to our Company’s core business, manufacturing and marketing of best-in-class weaving machines, which registered unprecedented sales results over the same period of 2017. This is an exceptional leap for Itema weaving machines which increasingly represent the preferred choice of weavers around the world and, encouragingly, continue to gather weavers’ appreciation also in the biggest textile markets, such as China, Turkey and India. Herein lies our greatest fortune: producing weaving machines which are fully appreciated and favored by weavers.



ITEMA RAPIER R9500terry:


Itema, the first and foremost rapier terry loom producer, carries on the rich heritage and reputation in terry weaving of historic Sulzer, Vamatex and now Itema brands.

Terry cloth represents one of the most fascinating fabrics among all woven textiles due to the high mastery required to weave complex design patterns. Itema believes that the rapier transfer system is the best technology when it comes to producing superior quality terry towels, guaranteeing weavers the capability to manufacture not only the softest towels, but also the most creative designs to meet the requests of home textile brands.



Below the highlights of the trade fairs and events at which Itema has participated so far in 2018 and a quick overview of what is yet to come…



Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr Joaquim Almeida, founder and CEO of JF Almeida.
Founded in 1979, JF Almeida sums up all the reasons why Portuguese terry weavers are considered to be among the best ones in the world. Passion, accuracy and a real obsession with quality are clearly evident when visiting their headquarters in Guimarães.



Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr Seyfi Başer, Yedeks Tekstil Owner.

When reputation in the market comes before profits – as it is in the words of Yedeks Tekstil owner Mr. Seyfi Başer, you expect a company organized exactly as Yedeks is. Highly professional and qualified employees take care of every step of the production process ensuring the highest quality to their customers.



Itema purchasing policy: a quality guarantee

Following the awards won in 2016 by the Itema PD&I and Legal Departments (respectively The Italian Mechatronics Award and Top Legal Corporate Counsel Award as Best Emerging Legal Dept) another important recognition was recently assigned to Itema.



Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr Zafer Katrancı, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

One of the 500 biggest enterprises in Turkey, Ozanteks is producing since 1973 premium home textile fabrics. Among its wide production, a special mention goes to the soft, high quality, luxurious terry fabrics, always woven with the most advanced machinery in the market.



Download here the Itema 2018 calendar artworks as background for your desktop

Every year we make the Itema Calendar by selecting and cooperating with emerging talented artists to illustrate in a bold manner our guiding values and principles. For the Itema 2018 Calendar, we further expanded our search and chose 14 different international artists, authors of textile-based art.