Sitex Surat International Textile Expo Review
Itema inaugurated the new year by exhibiting weaving innovations at SITEX Surat International Textile Expo 2022, from January 8th to 10th 2022 at the Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre (SIECC).
The Surat region in India produces daily 25 million meters of fabrics and is recognized as the hub for the production of synthetic textiles. Surat Region is an important market for Itema which has grown multifold in recent years. Itema is today the leading supplier of rapier weaving technology in the Region, thanks to the excellent versatility and the superior textile mastery of its rapier machines which guarantee to Surat weavers to produce at best their fancy, sophisticated and fashionable Saree and women dress fabrics. The impressive number of Itema rapier R9500 and R9000 family models installed in Surat mills testifies how the Itema weaving technology is the preferred by weavers to produce fabrics made with different yarns and weaving patterns.
Itema is present in India with a fully-operational branch since 2002, counting more than 50 employees, with sales and after-sales teams, technical support and advanced repair centers to ensure the highest possible standard of weaving solutions, with a complete offering and range of services to its valuable Customers in the Indian market.
Itema is a trusted partner of many Indian weaving mills, from large textile conglomerates to smaller textile manufacturers, providing the most advanced and user-friendly weaving technology and real-time assistance, from the initial negotiation stage and throughout the whole machine life cycle.
Itema showcased at SITEX a rapier R95002 weaving machine, in weaving width 3800mm and equipped with a Stäubli LXM 5376 hooks Jacquard shedding machine. The machine on display in Stäubli booth wove a fabric traditionally produced in the mills of the Region and was configured to meet the local weavers production needs.
The Itema staff on place to illustrate all the weaving innovations and the latest company updates to visitors was very busy in welcoming visitors thus confirming the golden moment of the Surat textile industry. The Itema (and previous brands – Somet, Vamatex and Sulzer) spare parts and after-sales advanced solutions also raised a lot of interest due to the possibility to discover all the opportunities to give new life to old looms, such as customized upgrade kits to optimize machine performance and retrofit latest Itema innovations on existing looms and electric, electronic and mechanic repairs.
SITEX was also the official launch of the recently established partnership between Itema and the leading Italian circular knitting machines manufacturer Cesare Colosio for the marketing and distribution of the company highly innovative machines in India. With this partnership Itema expands its portfolio of textile products, thus creating a significant benefit for all the Indian textile companies that need both the Itema and the Colosio machinery, that share the same attention to innovation and excellence that Itema guarantees to its Customers.
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