Svegea’s solutions boost Tritex sewing operations
Svegea customer Triteks Trejd is one of the most resilient garments manufacturing companies with highly-automated processes and strong brand identity in Europe. It has retained production since the early 1990s.
solutions offered by Swedish firm Svegea has enhanced Tritex sewing operations.
Founded in 1952, Svegea of Sweden â€“ a member of TMAS, the Swedish textile
machinery association has over 60 years of experience in exclusively designing,
manufacturing and installing the highest quality collarette band cutting
These are used
by garment manufacturers around the world for the production of tubular apparel
components such as waistbands, cuff and neck tapes and other seam
Much since the
companyâ€™s formation, when its earliest technologies had operational speeds of
around 360 metres per hour. Currently, Svegeaâ€™s most productive collarette
machine has an output of 20,000 metres per hour.
manufacturing was a dominant industry across Europe in the first decades of
Svegeaâ€™s existence, largely enabled by automatic machine production. However,
labour costs, especially for sewing machinists, became too high in many
As a result,
companies began moving their operations, first to nearby lower-wage countries
and then to Asia and Far East, which is the main destination for Svegeaâ€™s
collarette machines for knitwear nowadays. The companyâ€™s expertise has
increasingly turned to the development of bespoke machines for the production of
special technical textiles and tailor-made units for specific niche
Covid-19 situation is now leading to the reshoring of certain niche textile
production operations in Europe like face masks, medical gowns, and also fast
fashion items with lesser dependence on overseas suppliers with long lead
Founded in 1994,
Triteks Trejd was a family-owned business and employs over 280 people at its
Macedonia, where high quality cotton fabrics are expertly converted into the
products of the Tritex Underwear brand. The Prilep operation includes the
processing of fabrics, design, cutting, sewing, quality control and packing in
a fully integrated workflow.
Plant Manager, Tritex, said that, they constantly monitor market and fashion
trends, and the team of designers creates collections that meet the needs of
the most demanding consumers. The high-quality cotton fabrics are chosen
through a stringent selection process and the work complies to the ISO 9001
With around 200
sewing machinists, the Tritex product range encompasses briefs, boxers, slips,
t-shirts, pyjamas and body slips which are primarily sold to countries within
the European Union, as well as the domestic market.
The company has
also just completed the digitalisation of its full production via the in-house
DPC-SYS system, installing around 200 industrial PCs linking each of its
workstations and departments.
that, they have all data in real time across all of their operations and also
make the most of the benefits. The business climate in Prilep is relatively
stable, there are qualified and productive workers, and the textile industry is
highly flexible to the marketâ€™s needs. The countryâ€™s proximity to EU countries,
as well as well-developed transport and logistics, are certainly a big plus.
They also have a very efficient e-commerce operation which is essential in the
Dejan also said
that, the latest machines are simple to operate, and they are very impressed
with their precision, as well as with the waste reduction that is achieved
through their use. Any problem that may occur are rare and easily solvable and
so far, service has been online via viber or mail, and it is always fast and
currently operates three of the latest Svegea collarette cutting machines and
is highly satisfied with their performance, as well as the service provided by
the Swedish company.
Hakan Steene, Managing Director, Svegea, in recent years, Triteks Trejd has
replaced its original Svegea collarette machines with Svegeaâ€™s latest
highly-automatic units with True-Drive control systems. They are also equipped
with Dust Phantom units to ensure an optimum working environment through the
efficient removal of dust and lint. Festooning of the trim from the machines
directly into boxes, rather than winding them onto rolls, also ensures less
breaks in production for the sewing machinists, with less stretch from the
endless material produced.
Secretary General Therese Premler-Andersson, the relationship between Triteks Trejd and Svegea is a good example of
how Swedish textile machinery manufacturers are contributing to production in
Europe. She says that, with a high level of automation and expertise in many
areas of technology, TMAS members support the competitive edge of the European
She also said
that business now is about much more than just supplying machines or
technologies. As suppliers their members understand and are prepared to
integrate with the procurement, administration and production and stock
handling operations in order to create complete, intelligent systems. This
means working closely with customers and supplying a constant flow of ideas on
efficiency, quality improvements, reduced waste and adapting for automation.
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