Santex Rimar Group focuses on market needs

Santex Rimar Group focuses on market needs

Santex Rimar Group is one of the leading machine manufacturers for weaving, textile finishing, nonwovens, technical textiles and green technologies for water treatment and drying processes.

Santex Rimar Group is one of the leading machine manufacturers for weaving, textile finishing, nonwovens, technical textiles and green technologies for water treatment and drying processes.
As a technology partner for knitted, woven fabrics, nonwovens and green solutions the Group started as different companies that in 2015 have evolved into Santex Rimar Group: Cavitec and Isotex lead the technical textiles machinery market; Santex and Sperotto Rimar produce machines for textile finishing; Solwa provides eco-friendly machinery for water treatment, food dehydration, agribusiness sector and industrial waste management. With the entrance of SMIT, the Group has recently become a solution provider also in the weaving sector.

´Turkey demands high technology standards and cost control, high productivity and quality. We are very strong in this: Santex Rimar Group and its brands in weaving, textile finishing and technical textile are putting a lot of effort in this high-end market,´ says Stefano Gallucci, Group CEO. He adds, ´We want to help our customers to achieve their goals: our success is their success. We do this with a full vision on our customers´ business, from looms to finishing, to impregnation or to coating. No other industrial machine manufacturer can claim the same.´

Santex Rimar Group has a strong strategy focused on market needs. Sperotto Rimar has new solutions for decatizing wool and artificial fibres, a ´must have´ in Europe as well as in Asia: the new Decofast 3.5 was present at ITM 2016. Moreover, as a result of a successful partnership on the development of plasma to reduce textile production costs, it presented Plana for long lasting anti-shrinkage effect on woollen fibres and dyeability without chemicals. Textile machinery brands have three goals: processes for man-made fibers, greentech, flexibility.

Santex is focused on shrink dryers for knitted fabrics and on the new Santacompact RD, an evolution of the compacting machine.

The company´s technical textile division has delivered impregnation lines for aerospace and insulation material: the new Cavimelt P+P is the latest solution under Cavitec brand for coating and laminating while Isotex is working on an exclusive partnership with Covestro, former Bayer, on water based solvent free synthetic leather.

In 2014, Santex Rimar Group invested in a complete new technology of a product line of sustainability: Solwa is a startup company specialist in the water treatment sector (human and agricultural needs) and dehydration processes, using renewable technologies that gave the new Greentech line great vitality in Southern America and Asia.

Santex Rimar and SMIT foster strong commitment in Turkey
SMIT has been a forerunner in the weaving textile machine sector since 1938 and has become a key player worldwide in supplying weaving machines for a large variety of applications: the technology characterising SMIT production includes weaving machines with rapier weft insertion for home textiles, garments and terry cloths; airjet weft insertion machine for high production volumes and customised solutions for the production of special technical fabrics.

The entrance in Santex Rimar Group will allow SMIT to use a vast sales and support network worldwide to open up new opportunities and to provide a higher level of know-how for customers. The synergy between SMIT and Santex Rimar Group will allow customers to rely on global service network, high quality products, deep technological heritage and above all on an integrated technology provider for all production processes, from loom to finished – natural and technical – textiles. At ITM 2016, SMIT exhibited a loom for high quality shirting, which is an evolution of the series characterised by absence of guide block, flying ribbon technology and optimised warp shed studied to reduce yarn breakages or defects. SMIT smart platform of weaving machines is available in various configurations and can be used in all the textile sectors, including terry and home-textile.

´Turkey has always been one of the most important market for SMIT: with more than 2,000 looms installed all over the Country we are present in important textile areas such as Istanbul, Bursa, Denizli, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras and others´ says Stefano Gallucci, Group CEO.

Santex Rimar Group together with SMIT will continue focusing on products innovation and development to guarantee all their customers new solutions and further growth of their production processes. With more than 150 years of activity the Group has the experience to be innovative yet offer reliability, lower cost of production and environment friendly technologies.

Santex Rimar Group is present in Italy, Switzerland, China and India and has more than 10,000 customers throughout the world.

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