Find out more about our success stories and meet our Brand Ambassador.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr Silvio Albini, Board Member of Albini Group and President of Cotonificio Albini.
When it comes to luxury shirting, Albini is certainly at the very pinnacle of prestige, producing some of most sophisticated and premium-quality shirting fabrics in the world with a fully integrated, innovation-minded and quality-focused approach. It is no wonder that Albini, a veritable purveyor of innovation and excellence, has entrusted the weaving of its fabrics’ intricate designs with the finest or most special yarns and with the most complex structures, exclusively to Itema technology.
Albini Group, with seven plants, including four weaving mills, and more than 1,300 employees, is the largest European manufacturer of high-quality exclusive shirting fabrics and all its weaving machines are, in the words of Mr Silvio Albini, “100% Itema.”
Itema is proud to have a long-standing partnership with Albini, which is one of our oldest and most loyal Customers. Itema and Albini have worked closely to develop and perfect the rapier R9500, which ensures Albini the utmost versatility and flexibility needed to weave its exclusive, top-of-the-line shirting fabrics.
From carefully selecting and, in some cases, directly cultivating raw materials, such as Giza 45 (also known as the “Queen” of all Egyptian cottons), to continuously researching and developing superfine yarns in the finest yarn counts and as many as 20,000 different fabrics per year, Albini injects excellence, innovation and passion in every step of its production process. Weaving is no exception—in fact, all four Albini weaving mills are fully equipped with the most modern looms offered by Itema, which can handle the finest and most special yarns, even with the most complex structures. When only the best will do.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr Arunkumar Lalwani — Arihant Syncotex Mills Managing Director.
Arihant Textiles is a leading producer of high quality apparel fabrics cooperating with the top fashion brands based in Ichalkaranji, India. Part of the secret of its success is choosing the most advanced airjet weaving machine on the market today, the Itema airjet A9500p, guaranteeing unparalleled flexibility to weave the widest range of fabrics – ranging from heavy canvas, shirting and bottom weight – ensuring Arihant Textiles to meet the fashion market fast changing requests. With more than 200 Itema airjet A9500 and A9500p installed, Arihant testifies how the Itema airjet technology is the most advanced in the market today, guaranteeing to achieve the highest production speeds and excellent efficiency rates.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr. Ahmed Shaikh –Azgard 9 CEO
Azgard 9 summarises all the reasons why today Pakistan is at the pinnacles of the worldwide fabrics manufacturing industry.
The company, born in 1994 with a joint venture with a leading Italian company, is today a fully integrated industry encompassing spinning, weaving, dyeing and stitching facilities and active in the manufacturing and sale of yarns, denim fabrics and denim finished products.
Azgard 9 produces a wide range of denim fabrics, ranging from standard to stretch, super stretch and fancy indigo textiles, including all the latest denim evolutions such as knit-effect denim and post consumer recycled denim. With a global reach and focused in serving both the internal and external market demand, Azgard 9 features some of the most renowned brands in its customer portfolio, such as G-Star, Zara, Miss Sixty.
The company recently deeply studied all the weaving machines available on the market to set-up a new weaving unit in Lahore.
Azgard 9 decided to install the Itema R9500denim, considering the denim dedicated Itema rapier machine as the best option in the market, able to meet and exceed the company demanding requirements in terms of quality and versatility.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr Berk Noyan – Berteks Tekstil President
Berteks Tekstil is family-run company established in 1922 that has steadily grown to become one of the most important European producers of sophisticated curtain fabrics.
Focusing on design and quality, Berteks has been capable to constantly introduce innovative fabrics in its product portfolio ensuring endless creative possibilities and no technical limits to its customers. Premium plissé, zebra and black-out curtains are woven exclusively on Itema rapier weaving machines – both in dobby and Jacquard versions – since more than 30 years, guaranteeing to Berteks unparalleled textile versatility and machine reliability.
Talking with Mr. Berk Noyan, Berteks Tekstil President, what further comes out is the ability of the company to easily adapt to market demand to effectively overcome the endemic instability of the textile market by introducing new products in their portfolio, such as apparel fabrics. This agility was made possible due to the unbeatable flexibility of the Itema R9500.
Meet our Brand Ambassadors Mr. Khalid Ehsan and Mr. Taha Khalid - Directors of Bilal Textile and Mr. Adnan Qureshi - General Manager of Bilal Textile
Bilal Textile was born in 1985 as the textile division of Bilal Group, one of the leading Pakistani exporters of Yarn and Grey Fabrics. After consolidating its presence on the American market in the hospitality sector during 1990s, the company never stopped expanding and today its main target is represented by European countries. To gain a long-lasting competitive advantage in such a demanding and fast-paced market, Bilal Textile decided to invest in what the company’s top management evaluated as the most innovative and advanced weaving technology available on the market: the Itema rapier R9500terry. Thanks to its flexibility, R9500terry is the perfect choice to weave the widest range of terry fabrics, while ensuring outstanding performances and top quality products. The terry-dedicated Itema machine allows Bilal Textile to weave any sort of yarn and to produce soft, premium quality terry towels, an added-value truly appreciated by European customers. As Mr. Ehsan Khalid, Director of Bilal Textile, stated in his interview, the relationship with Itema exceeded the expectations not only because of its best-in-class weaving machinery, but also thanks to the customer-oriented approach that permeated every single step of their experience as prospects first and customers later, characterized by an incessant commitment in providing a reliable, timely and professional support whenever was needed.
Meet here our Brand Ambassador Dr Gianluigi Candiani – Owner of Candiani Denim and discover more about an exclusive Italian success story.
CROSSING THE THRESHOLD OF CANDIANI DENIM, YOU INSTANTLY BREATHE THE TRADITION WHICH IS BEHIND THIS FAMOUS COMPANY.
AND IF CANDIANI IS A WORLDWIDE RENOWNED DENIM PRODUCER, THIS CERTAINLY DID NOT COME BY CHANCE
For over seventy-five years Candiani supplies some of the world’s most exclusive fashion Brands with its prestigious, high-quality Denim fabrics.
The family owned Company was established in 1938 in Robecchetto, a small village situated in the green plains between Milan, Varese and Novara in North Italy. Since the beginning, Candiani family has given the footprint of a pioneering Company, in terms of human capital value, technological equipments and sustainable production.
Candiani Denim is renowned worldwide as a staple of quality and Itema is proud to play a part in the making of this premium Denim woven on our very own best-in-class weaving machine, the one-of-a-kind: Projectile P7300HP.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr. Hu Zhiping, general manager of Changzhou Kailong.
Born as a company producing additives for textile dyeing and printing, in 2004 Changzhou Kailong decided to focus on an emerging trend in China: the production of screen mesh fabrics. These very fine fabrics are used for the production of electronic circuit boards, touch screen panels and filter fabrics. As our brand ambassador Hu Jinpin states, “Good quality goes hand in hand with good equipment, and effective machines such as the Itema P7300HP allows us to fully satisfy our customers’ needs.” When weaving this peculiar kind of fabrics, two are the main crucial factors: production capacity and flexibility. Thanks to Itema P7300HP outstanding efficiency level, unbeatable running performances and superior versatility, Changzhou Kailong can perfectly meet this target and successfully weave the widest range of polyester and nylon monofilament yarns, from 300 to 6 deniers.
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 D’DECOR, LOYAL CUSTOMER OF ITEMA, 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.
With an installed base of more than 400 Itema rapier machines in 5 state-of-the-art plants, D’Decor produces everyday over 120,000 sqm of top quality fabrics for homes all around the world. The Itema R9500 best-in-class rapier machine—in both SK Weft Transfer with guided hooks and FPA Weft Transfer with no guiding hooks in the shed—allows D’Decor to weave a wide range of furnishing and curtain fabrics, with no limitation of patterns and yarns, including coarse and delicate weft yarns such as lurex, chenille and linen, just to name a few.
Watch the video and hear the story directly from the protagonist, Mr Ajay Arora.
Meet our Brand Ambassador
Dr. Nicolò Torrani, Gavazzi Tessuti Tecnici President
Organization, know-how and responsiveness to market trends are the driving forces behind Gavazzi Tessuti Tecnici success.
Since 50 years Gavazzi produces, exclusively in Italy, high-end fiberglass fabrics distributed all over the world and employed in numerous final applications, such as electronics, medical and industrial. Operating in a highly competitive market segment and processing specific and delicate yarns, Gavazzi maintains a leading position thanks to its full dedication in providing the market with custom-made solutions and guaranteeing the highest quality standards.
Gavazzi and Itema partnership is based on this principle: providing the perfect weaving equipment to fulfil Gavazzi demanding requirements to excel in its specific fabric production.
The Itema rapier R9500 dedicated to fiberglass weaving has been fine-tuned to meet the expectations of the most expert weavers in this field, including Gavazzi engineers and technical team. Thanks to fiberglass dedicated advancements, the Itema rapier R9500 represents today the perfect weaving machine to ensure the high versatility and superior fabric quality which distinguish Gavazzi on the market.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr. Víctor A. Melul Nacmías, Owner & General Manager of Hispano Tex
Founded in 1956 in the city of Barcelona, Hispano Tex - a family run business – is a leading producer of a wide range of home textile fabrics and a selection of technical fabrics.
Integrating a 60-years long know-how with the latest technology available in the market, Hispano Tex carries on its ambitious quality oriented mission along the entire production process: from dying to weaving, printing and finishing. In Hispano Tex excellence is a real obsession. This is why they decided to install the most advanced airjet machine in the market, the Itema airjet A9500 – that the company appreciated especially for its user-friendliness, the low energy and spare parts consumption, and the perfect fabric quality.
Hispano Tex acts as a future-oriented company, strongly believing that constantly updated manufacurung technology is fundamental not only to be aligned with times, but even to anticipate it. Today
Itema guarantees to Hispano Tex the ideal airjet weaving technology which ensures the highest textile efficiency and the possibility to quickly adapt to market trends.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr İhsan İpeker – İpeker Tekstil Managing Director
and Board Member.
A future-oriented Company. This is the best description that one can give about Ipeker, the textile company based in Bursa than since 1930 manufacturers innovative and creative high fashion fabrics for worldwide renowned brands and that today represents one of the few “vegan” companies in the weaving landscape.
When the company started its operations, the main yarn processed was silk, as the name “Ipek” says, but during the years Ipeker shifted its focus increasingly towards sustainable production till to become a real master in Cupro weaving.
Cupro, New Life, rayon, viscose, polyester, cotton, modal, linen, polyamide, acrylic, acetate, elastane and many different mixtures of yarns are today processed on high-end weaving machinery. Itema
R9500 rapier weaving machine plays a center role in Ipeker’s state of- the-art plant, guaranteeing to the Turkish future-oriented company the ability to weave the widest range of yarns and patterns.
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. JF Almeida, a family-run company where every little detail is treated with utmost importance, produces its wonderful terry fabrics exclusively on 93 Itema rapier terry weaving machines. The most famous fashion brands are trusted customers of the Portuguese leading weaver, favoring the high quality and efficiency standards that JF Almeida is able to guarantee. Itema is proud to be part of this great company success, providing the best rapier terry weaving machine in the market – the R9500terry – to weave some of the most beautiful terry towels in the world. In Mr. Joaquim Almeida words “versatility and production efficiency” are key factors when producing high-end terry fabrics and when dealing with the most demanding distributors in the world. Thus confirming to us that the Itema R9500terry has been designed exactly to run in the most sophisticated, advanced and competitive terry mills. When looking at the most beautiful and soft terry towels treasured in your home, think that easily they might have been designed and woven by JF Almeida on the Itema R9500terry machines in the Guimarães rolling green hills.
Meet our Brand Ambassador, Mr. Liu Ji, general manager of Kingshore.
Kingshore Group is a leading producer of high quality terry products, based in Shandong province, China.
Since the first order of Itema looms, the company never stopped to purchase the latest models of Itema terry machine. Today, more than 300 sets of Itema rapier terry machines are installed in the Company plant, out of which 150 sets of the latest Itema model, the R9500terry.
Kingshore production covers a wide variety of terry fabrics, from square towels, bath towels, to towelling coverlets and bathrobes, all 100% made with the best imported cotton yarns. Beyond the choice of high quality raw materials, also the employment of best-in-class weaving machines such as Itema R9500terry plays a central role in ensuring superior textile performances in terms of softer hand-feel and appearance.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr Mustafa Buluntu – Koton Chairman of the Board.
Kahramanmaraş region is one of the richest Turkish textile basin and Koton perfectly fits in this scenario. Established in 2011 by three partners and producing the widest range of cotton fabrics, Koton is today an advanced textile company and not only from a manufacturing point of view.
In fact, as marketing pioneers the owners decided to launch – only one year after company’s inception – their own fashion brand “Pelle” to distribute and sell directly their fabrics into ready-made garments. In 2016 Koton management demonstrated their confidence in Itema by confirming a bunch of 32 airjet A9500. After the installation trust has been rewarded by the excellent A9500 performances both in terms of production speed and energy consumption, both values reported as better than competition machines installed in the plant.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr. Rafael Amaro Heredia, General Manager of Toallas Josefina.
Longstanding whilst dynamic, wise and innovative.
La Josefina, the oldest Mexican company still running nowadays, is ultimately a brilliant company manufacturing luxurious terry fabrics for home and hotel applications. Relying on a strong tradition dating back over a century, Toallas Josefina produces refined cotton terry fabrics on the most advanced rapier technology on the market, the Itema R9500terry. La Josefina is a fully quality-oriented company: from the selection of long-fiber raw materials, to the installation of best-in-class technologies in order to produce durable towels, characterized by and impressive absorption capacity. The relationship with Itema began more than 20 years ago with Sulzer and it has naturally evolved till literally falling in love with the Itema R9500terry due to its superior versatility and unique performances.
Meet our Brand Ambassadors Mr. Carlos Couttolenc López, Mr. Fernando González Cobián and Mr. Alejandro Couttolenc García Teruel- respectively Managing Director, Textile Manager, and Production Manager of Textiles La Libertad.
Textiles La Libertad can certainly be considered as one of the best family-run textile companies in Mexico, due to the perfect balance between strong heritage and future-oriented approach. Founded in late fifties in Puebla, it is currently managed by the third generation of the founding family.
The combination of the wise textile know-how and the choice of the most advanced airjet machine on the market – the A9500 - allows the company to achieve a remarkable level of flexibility and productivity, which represent key requirements when serving markets such as apparel, but also hotel and hospital industries. Indeed, starting from spinning of cotton yarns and its blends with polyester, La Libertad offers to its customers both raw fabrics and garmented pieces.
After an extensive machines’ trial, La Libertad experienced first-hand that with the Itema airjet A9500 quality and speed weren’t anymore a trade-off. Efficiency, user-friendliness and reliability are some of the key factors they were looking for, and that they ultimately met thanks to the close partnership with Itema.
Meet our Brand Ambassadors Mr. Marco Biagioni, CEO and Owner of Luilor
Luilor, founded in 1990, is a leading reality in the world panorama of the production of high-end contemporary furnishing fabrics made with natural fibres.
A story of passion for textiles handed down from father to sons and still based today on the meticulous attention for quality in every step of the value chain, starting from raw materials till the choice of the most advanced weaving technology to produce these beautiful, sophisticated and precious fabrics. The versatility and ease of use of Itema R95002 allow Luilor to weave “even the unimaginable” in the words of Mr. Biagioni, Luilor Owner and CEO, while pursuing increasingly high standards of excellence in their products.
Luilor creates, designs and manufactures all its products at the Company’s headquarter in Montemurlo, in the textile district of Prato, Italy, in a modern and organized environment featuring a state-of-the-art weaving plant with more than 42 Itema R9500 and R95002 rapier weaving machines – a number destined to increase by the end of 2021 with the recent repeat order of n.48 machines.
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Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr. Guo Ping Tang, Blue Dream (Lan Zhi Meng).
Blue Dream (Lan Zhi Meng) is a located in the so-called “China’s Weaving City”, Lanxi, in the central western part of Zhejiang province. Founded in 2006, this family owned company rapidly grew and expanded, till becoming today one of the main suppliers of denim brands worldwide.
Blue Dream has always stood for Customer Centricity and Innovation – two values that describe Itema ever since and on which the two companies build up their longstanding cooperation that – in the words of Mr Guo Ping Tang – is at the same time a professional and friendly.
The partnership with Itema started ten years ago and was reinforced over the years by repeated orders, that culminated in 2018 with the purchase of 180 sets of the latest model of the Second Generation of Itema R95002denim for the Bluedream new state-of-the-art weaving plant.
Denim is an ever-changing market, where being flexible is the key. Elasticity, comfort, eco-friendliness – these are some of the most common requirements for denim fabrics today that Blue Dream is able to satisfy thanks to the investment in the latest Itema technology.
As explained by Mr. Guo Ping Tang, Itema R95002denim is a fast and easy-to-operate machine. But Itema is not simply advanced technology. The latest innovations, indeed, are paired with a timely after-sales service and professional service, that accompanies and supports the Customers throughout the whole lifetime of Itema machines.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr Celal Canlı, owner and director of Osman Canlı Tekstil.
The partnership between Osman Canlı Tekstil and Itema dates back to 2002, when the leading Turkish company installed the first lot of Sulzer rapier machines to produce high quality bed sheeting, home textile and, later on, apparel fabrics.
Since then the cooperation never stopped to transform into a long-lasting business relationship cemented by trust and mutual respect.
Despite the large dimensions and the high business volume, Osman Canlı is still today a family-run company, represented by a logo which shows the father name’s initial—Osman—that encloses and protects the three sons—Celal, Namık and Fatih.
The mill is equipped with more than 300 looms, out which 148 are latest generation Itema rapier R9500 and airjet A9500, in different weaving widths to answer to every market demand.
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. The strong partnership between this sophisticated weaver and Itema dates back to the famous rapier terry machines of the Italian Company, and has been renewed in recent years with the installation of the Itema latest model, the rapier R9500terry. Counting a Ozanteks among its Customers, gives Itema
a reason of pride, especially if our rapier technology allows the company to compete at the highest levels in the worldwide terry fabric market as evidenced by Mr. Zafer Katranci, Ozanteks owner.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr José Antonio Boronat, Owner & General Manager of Plast Textil
Masters of agro-textiles fabrics. This is the perfect description for Plast Textil, a Spanish family run business specialized in providing comprehensive solutions to protect agricultural worldwide fields.
Since 1975, Plast Textil constantly renews its strong partnership with Itema as unique supplier of best in class weaving machines to weave a wide array of top-quality technical fabrics. In fact, as a consequence of the positive experience with Sulzer machines, the relationship has naturally evolved till the adoption of the latest version of the projectile weft insertion technology, the Itema P7300HP. According to Mr. José Antonio Boronat, owner and general manager of the company, the projectile P7300HP is the unique machine in the market capable to ensure them the perfect combination between production speed and fabric quality to compete in what is a very flexible and competitive market.
Plast Textil, due to its firm strategy to opt only for the excellence both in terms of weaving machines and original spare parts, can be truly considered as a successful, devoted to quality, business model.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr. Fernando Gomes, Polopique Weaving Manager
A perfectly run company: this is what you feel when visiting Polopique. The Portuguese company, based in
Guimarães, represents an undeniable example of entrepreneurial acumen and brilliant management. Based on a strong and historic legacy, today Polopique carries on the family heritage coupling passion for textiles with a constant injection of innovation. A fully vertical integrated company, encompassing spinning, weaving, garmenting, R&D and design, Polopique weaves the widest range of shirting fabrics, including the worldwide renowned flannels - which are sought-after by the most recognized fashion brands in the world given their outstanding resistance to time - exclusively on 80 Itema R9500 rapier machines.
In 2011, after an accurate market investigation, Polopique management identified the R9500 as the most versatile rapier machine in the market, able also to guarantee the highest performances when weaving the widest range of patterns and designs, such as seersucker, stretch, fil coupé, twill fabrics and the before mentioned flannels.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr. Leo Koo, General manager of Prosperity Textile.
Prosperity Textiles was born as a small weaving mill in 1999 in Shaoguan, a small city in the northern area of Guangdong province, China. Since the very beginning, the company always had a “glocal” vision of the market, being able to conciliate the Chinese and the international demand, while constantly focusing on innovation. Today Prosperity Textiles is one of the main denim producers worldwide, counting 1,300 employees and 20 offices worldwide. Moreover, a second state-of-the-art denim mill will be inaugurated in Vietnam in the autumn of 2018. What makes Prosperity able to stand out on a global scale, is not simply its products high quality but the ability to conciliate flawless denim fabric production with a sustainability-oriented mindset that permeates every stage of their textile supply chain. Prosperity, acting as a pioneer in the textile industry, adopted innovative green manufacturing concepts through all stages of the company’s operations, from product development, raw materials procurement and processing, to natural resources and energy utilization including waste management. In this continuous process of improvement and contribution to a greener industry and planet, plays a central role the recent renewal of the historic partnership and strategic alliance with Itema which represents the natural evolution of a constant process of research for partners able to support Prosperity Textiles’ growth as a sustainable company. Prosperity Textiles demonstrated once again its green, future-oriented approach by being one of the early adopters of the new Itema R95002denim equipped with iSAVER™. The new plant that the world-famous indigo fabrics producer will open in Vietnam will be exclusively equipped with the latest Itema weaving machine model. Thanks to its partnership with Itema, Prosperity Textiles makes again a step forward in terms of sustainable innovation, as one of the first denim producers able to successfully turn - even the weaving production - green.
Meet our brand ambassador, Mr. Yu Jinchang, General Manager of Qianbaihui Weaving.
Qianbaihui Weaving was founded in 2005 in Haining, a famous Chinese textile area.
The company is today a leading producer of high quality upholstery fabrics, supplying several famous high-end brands all over the world.
The making of such beautiful fabrics is the result of the perfect mix among a skilled weaving team, a continuous R&D work and the employment of the best weaving equipment on the market.
Thanks to the unparalleled flexibility that only the Itema R9500 is able to guarantee, Qianbaihui Weaving can easily weave the widest range of yarns, reaching the highest fabric’s warp densities with no compromises in terms of efficiency and quality.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr Hüseyin Koç, RB Karesi Weaving Manager.
RB Karesi approaches every step of its integrated textile manufacturing company in a meticulous and effective way.
When entering their premises in Bursa it is immediately clear that their worldwide success is based on the flawless organization that lays behind every process. Efficiency rates are the highest in the industry and from the weaving side they can only be achieved by deploying on reliable, advanced and flexible weaving technology.
Totalling 248 Itema weaving machines – 124 airjet A9500 and 124 rapier R9500 – the impressive RB Karesi weaving plant represents a benchmark in terms of production skills and operational speed where every Itema weaving machine give its best ensuring excellent textile versatility and machine performances.
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Ing. Andrea Favaretto Rubelli - Rubelli CEO and Mr. Marco Grigioni - Rubelli Plant Manager
Rubelli is a leading Italian producer of high quality, sophisticated, worldwide renowned furnishing fabrics which embodies the real essence of the Made in Italy seal: relentless pursuit of beauty, dedication to quality and ability to quickly adapt to market trends.
Since almost 200 years, Rubelli weaves skillfully and with passion some of the most famous fabrics in the world, including the curtain of the famous Bolshoi theatre in Moscow, woven with golden yarn. It is our pride to list Rubelli among our valuable Customers and to be part of their history made of excellence and success. The Itema rapier R9500 provides Rubelli with the superior versatility and unparalleled flexibility needed to weave their demanding styles, which range from traditional silk based fabrics to technical upholstery fabrics and special furnishing styles woven with the finest yarns.
Meet our Brand Ambassadors Mr. Andrea Sampietro, CEO and Owner of Sampietro.
Beside its beautiful landscapes, stunning villas and gardens, Lake Como is also worldwide famous for the production of high-end, elegant silk fabrics. Since 15th Century, indeed, these precious fabrics have been one of the most exported European products, playing a pivotal role for the economic development of Como’s textile cluster, in the North of Italy.
As for the creation of a work of art, silk fabrics do not only require technique, precision and manual skills, but also a great passion and the clear understanding that certain goals can be achieved only through the contribution of all. That’s the reason why Sampietro carefully chooses each one of its partners and suppliers, including Itema.
The longstanding partnership with Itema has accompanied Sampietro’s evolution over the last 40 years, with continuous support and cooperation to tailor-made each loom model to the Customer’ specific needs.
Even in such a difficult moment for the global economy, Sampietro decided to rely once again on Itema and invested in 12 sets of R95002, “an efficient and versatile weaving machines, the perfect combination of previous Itema machine models”, as described by Mr. Andrea Sampietro, CEO and Owner of the Company.
Meet our brand ambassador Sharabati Denim, one of the world’s leading producer of denim fabrics with operational sites in Egypt and Turkey
Established in 1978 in Syria and still run today by the founding family, Sharabati Denim was one of the first companies to produce denim fabrics in the Middle East.
In 1998 the company moved its main production site in Egypt, setting up Alroubaia Textile Co. Fourtex Egypt and, later on, a second production unit in Turkey, JNR Mensucat. More than 80 million meters of denim, corduroy and grey fabrics are woven every year in the two plants.
Sharabati Denim is today among the most renowned denim mills in the world, featuring a customer portfolio that includes globally famous fashion brands and mass retailers and exporting its fabrics to 27 countries worldwide.
With 3.000 employees around the world and commercial offices in many strategic locations, Sharabati Denim is a fully integrated company encompassing all the production stages: from cotton processing, to yarn preparation, down to finished denim and gabardine fabric.
The long standing partnership between Itema and Sharabati Denim started with the installation in the Egyptian plant of the first projectile weaving machines and has been constantly renewed over the years through the purchase of Itema’s latest machine models.
Ever since committed to respecting environmental sustainability, Sharabati Denim introduced process optimizations to decrease water and energy waste and to promote responsible employment of chemicals.
Fundamental driver of the mission of the Company is, in fact, the tireless pursuit of solutions for sustainable production with the aim of reducing the environmental impact, to provide customers with sustainable fabrics.
Precisely because of this vision, after the market launch of R9500²denim in 2018, the Itema rapier weaving machine exclusively dedicated to weave denim, Sharabati Denim was among the first in the world to install a first bunch of this machine model.
The R9500²denim performance was very satisfactory – the best in its category – and led to a repeat order both for the Egyptian and the Turkish plant.
Beside the excellent performances in terms of production speed and fabric quality, the R9500²denim has been chosen for its unique features in terms of environmental sustainability. The reduced machine power consumption and iSAVER® - the device that, unique-in-the-market, completely eliminates weft and warp waste on the left side of the fabric – made in fact the R9500²denim the weaving machine that defined the new benchmark of sustainability in the weaving industry.
Just consider that – as reported by the company – iSAVER® ensures to Sharabati Denim a yarn saving that ranges from 650 Kg to 900 Kg per year.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr Ripan Jain, Sharman Shawls Chairman and Owner.
Beautiful, precious, sophisticated cashmere and silk fabrics are part of the Indian textile tradition.
Sharman Shawls, based in Ludhiana, carries on this strong heritage weaving the most refined shawls and stoles fabrics, with sophisticated Jacquard designs and delicate cashmere, wool and silk yarns.
Itema is honored to supply its best-in-class rapier machine, the Itema R9500, to Sharman Shawls, allowing this valuable Company to produce some of the most famous fabrics in the world.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr Anil Kumar Nuwal, Sitaram India Limited Managing Director.
Based in Bhilwara, one of the main Indian textile districts, Sitaram India embodies the concept of flexibility.
A prominent weaver producing fabrics both for the domestic and the international market, Sitaram’s main added value is the ability to switch its production to quickly adapt to market trends and requests.
The 72 Itema Rapier R9500 were initially installed and equipped to weave suitings fabrics but due to the increasing request of denim, Itema effectively fine-tuned the machines to weaving denim giving Sitaram the opportunity to quickly meet market trends.
Meet our Brand Ambassador Mr Mehmet Ali Sürü, owner and director of Sürü Tekstil.
The art of transforming raw materials into exceptional fabrics doesn’t apply to everybody.
Especially when the whole process is driven by a single, fundamental criterion: efficiency.
And it is exactly what happens at Sürü Tekstil, since 2001 one of the most relevant players of the Denizli textile industry district.
The weaving mill is a masterpiece of organization and effectiveness: more than 300,000 m of fabric woven every month and subject to a strict quality control, the ability to quickly switch among a wide range of bed sheeting and apparel fabrics and more than 200 latest generation Itema machines—half airjet A9500 and half rapier R9500—running at the highest efficiency rates. This is the perfect success recipe and the reason why Itema is proud to list Sürü Tekstil as one of its reference Customers in the world.
Meet our brand ambassador, Mr. Xu Wenzhang, General Manager of Wanxinglong Textile.
Wanxinglong Textile was founded in 1991 as a towel manufacturing mill. Over the years the company has developed till to become a diversified group also active in financial and real-estate businesses.
The partnership with Itema started in 2003, with the purchase of the first bunch of Itema airjet A9500 to weave tencel, modal, pure cotton, nylon and polyester based fabrics.
Thanks to the high speed and superior textile quality ensured by the Itema machines, coupled with the Itema service team ability to meet Wanxinglong requirement to quickly adapt to new market trends, a simple supplier-customer relation evolved into a strategic win-win relationship based on mutual trust and success.
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.
Yedeks designs and manufacturers premium terry towels since 1986 and the cooperation with Itema started since the inception of the company. As one of the early adopters of the new Itema R9500terry Yedeks highlights how the new technology ensures an enhanced fabric quality and a boost in manufacturing efficiency by guaranteeing higher machine speed, unparalleled textile versatility and optimized user-friendliness. Weavers like Yedeks Tekstil are valuable
witnesses of the technological superiority of the Itema rapier terry machine R9500terry.
Meet our brand ambassador, Mr Liu Hengshan, general manager of Zibo Daranfang Silk Group.
Daranfang Group, based in Shandong, is a leading producer of silk fabrics that has shown over the 60 years of company’s history the strong ability to conciliate the ancient and noble Chinese silk tradition with the latest fashion trends.
The partnership with Itema dates back to 1988. In the past 30 years more than 400 sets of Itema rapier machines have been installed in their five production plants in Guangxi and Shandong province. What makes Itema R9500 and R9000 the perfect choice when weaving silk are features such as high speed, high efficiency, user-friendliness and energy saving. But as Mr. Liu states in his interview, the R9000 “biggest benefit is that the fabric woven with machine doesn’t show any defect!”.