SANTONI – One group linked in technical
and commercial synergies
Founded in 1919. Santoni is the
very first Italian sock knitting machine manufacturer. In 1988
it became part of the Lonati group, a Group that operates in
several different sectors of activity, i.e., textile
engineering, electronics, iron and steel manufacture,
agriculture, financing, real estate, research and multi-utility.
In the last 20 years, Santoni has developed a series of
circular electronic “Seamlesswear” knitting machines becoming
the world leader in this technology.
“ Seamlesswear” machines are a revolution in the world of
textile machinery. Their use was initially limited to the
production of underwear, but now they have evolved into the
various applications areas, such as sportswear, beachwear,
medical-wear, knitwear, sweaters and other types of outerwear
The constant drive of Santoni’s Research and Development
Department has brought to the market a unique range of different
types of machines to satisfy various market requirements.
The Santoni Group is the unique combination of a
technological and a commercial synergy among related companies.
“All-in-one-Group“ means that with this combined innovation and
leadership, machinery solutions are constantly being created for
customers to allow them to meet the continually challenging
demands of the textile fashion world.
Complete range of textile machinery
offered by Santoni includes:
SANTONI – Electronic Seamlesswear Knitting Machines
comprehensive range of electronic single and double jersey
circular knitting machines for the production of seamless
sportswear, activewear, outerwear, knitwear, swimwear,
beachwear, underwear, lingerie, loungewear, nightwear, medical
wear and shapewear.
SANTONI – Large Diameter Circular Knitting Machines
A comprehensive range of Large Diameter Circular Knitting
Machines offering both Single and Double Jersey machines. It
includes also the well-known ATLAS ‘sinkerless’ machine
available in conventional as well as ultrafine Gauges (up to
SANGIACOMO & MATEC - Sock, Hosiery and Medical
A complete range of circular knitting machines for mens’
socks and ladies hosiery as well as machines for medical legwear
for both men and ladies.
MEC-MOR - Circular Knitted Garment Length MEC-MOR
Circular knitting machines complete with rib border
separation. The only more efficient and profitable alternative
to flat-bed machine knitting is now available upto 20gg.
The reversible track jacket.
SANTONI – Automatic Sewing Machines
Automatic sewing machines for the hosiery industry. Robotics
for Hosiery, Sewing and Finishing.
Finishing line of products
Boarding (Tecnopea) and finishing
Design and production of Boarding and Packaging Machines for
the Hosiery Industry.
Electronic Software and Hardware.
What is the Seamless technology?
Seamless technology is an innovative concept in producing
clothing free of those irritating side seams. Fewer seams and
strategically placed boundaries provide designers with a
multitude of style and colours in which to create products for a
variety of end users that fully integrate fashion with function.
Most important key advantages and
Fewer sewing and finishing costs, lower energy costs,
“just-in-time” production, ability to transition from one yarn
type to another without sewing, different layers with specific
properties, breathability, engineered zones and “ wellness”
applications, different elasticity in different parts of the
body and design, flexibility styling and performance are some
of the most important key advantages.
Machines & products
A new original interpretation of seamless products with high
performance personality for a modern urban look has been created
with SANTONI’S SM8-TOP2V, the latest generation of
machine. This machine offers exceptional productivity, on
average 30% higher than the previous model and is incredibly
energy efficient. Thanks to continuous technological research,
it allows a lower environmental footprint, with improved
ergonomic design enabling an ease of servicing, all combining to
offer a potential 30% extra production. When combined with a 15%
reduction in energy consumption and the machine offers improved
environmental sustainability. It is also user friendly, and
equipped with redesigned parts, all of which contribute to an
increased final product quality.
The MEC-MOR CMP machine with open variable
panel (Variatex Technology) is a circular knitted garment length
machine complete with rib border separation. It offers both high
quality finished items, and superb productivity with its large
number of feeds. One single machine can produce all sizes
without wastages, thanks to the variable width of the fabric
panels that allows the exact number of working needles to be
selected for the required size of product.
New one-piece stretch-denim apparel collection.
In earlier models the knit and transfer systems had to be
manually replaced according to the knit design. On the CMP
machine the integral knit or transfer function can be selected
to perform either function as dictated by the knitting design,
optimizing the machine’s production capability.
On this machine a highly innovative and totally reversible
track jacket has been created that provides great comfort.
Incorporated into the fabric panel are both the border and the
pockets. Various patterns and logos can be designed on this
double-faced jacket as well.
The Mec-Mor machine is now available up to 20gg and is the
only more efficient and profitable alternative to the flat-bed
Santoni is also approaching the Denim market with the
brand-new Santoni machine type SM8-EVO4J with its
new one-piece stretch-denim apparel collection. A totally
innovative new look denim capsule collection has been recently
This machine further exploits its unique seamless features,
enabling it to play an important new role in the denim market.
Santoni group is represented
by Al Ameen and can be contacted at Hall 5 during
IGATEXexhibition at Karachi Expo Centre.