First European Textile Machinery Roadshow
The first European roadshow of fourteen textile
machinery manufacturers took place on October 18 in Bogota and
on October 19 in Medellin. With more than 100 Colombian textile
producers attending, it exceeded the expectations of the
organizers, the Belgian (SYMATEX), French (UCMTF), Spanish (AMTEX)
and Swedish (TMAS) textile machinery associations.
ALCOTEX (the Colombian Association of Textile Techniques and
Professionals and of Dressmaking) and ANDI (the Colombian
association of entrepreneurs) which helped organize and promote
the events. The following machinery manufacturers presented
their knowhow and latest technologies
BONAS (Belgium): Bonas, the jacquard brand
within VANDEWIELE, produces state-of-the-art electronic
jacquards for all kinds of fabric applications: terry toweling,
furnishing fabrics, curtain fabrics, apparel.
CANMARTEX (Spain): Electronic Jacquard
circular. Single and double jersey. Since its constitution in
2002, Canmartex Catgrup has sought an exclusive, differentiating
space in the textile machinery industry.
DOLLFUS & MULLER (France): Dollfus & Muller
founded in 1811 develops, manufactures and sells endless belts
and felts for textile finishing machineries, net conveyors for
various dryers among them printing dryers and thermobonding
ESCARRE (Spain): The most comprehensive
solution to improve efficiency and productivity in the textile
industry. Specialists in monitoring and control of dyeing and
finishing since 1990.
GOMPLAST (Spain): Gomplast S.A. (Barcelona
1958) engages in the coating of rollers with rubber,
polyurethane and fluropolymers, supplying both original
equipment manufacturers and the end consumers of the main
ICOMATEX (Spain): Icomatex is a family owned
company located in Terrassa, just outside Barcelona, Spain.
Founded in 1975, the company started out as a manufacturer of
mainly dyeing and drying machinery.
INDUSTRIAL SAGARRA (Spain): Industrial Sagarra
is a high-specialized company in manufacturing and distributing
paper cores. Founded in 1965, it has grown throughout the years,
reaching 70 employees and generates an annual income of 8M
IRO (Sweden): Iro AB was founded in 1958 and
has since then been active in yarn feeding business. IRO
strengthened its leadership position by buying Roj Electrotex in
LAROCHE (France): As a pioneer in fiber
processing machines, Laroche has been developing new solutions
for almost 100 years. With integrated manufacturing, can supply
lines for a wide range of industries.
N. SCHLUMBERGER (France): Manufacturer of
textile machinery and complete fibre-to-yarn lines. Founded in
1810, N. Schlumberger is a member company of the NSC Group.
PETIT SPARE PARTS (France): Petit Spare Parts,
the specialist partner for textile industries. Petit Spare Parts
today is the specialized provider for textile industries.
PICANOL (Belgium): The Picanol Group is an
international, customer-oriented group that specializes in the
development, production and sale of weaving machines, engineered
casting solutions and custom-made controllers.
TACOME (Spain): Tacome S.A. present in the
market for more than 40 years, is dedicated to the manufacturing
of textile printing and finishing machinery.
VANDEWIELE (Belgium): Vandewiele develops,
builds, assembles and installs carpet and velvet weaving
machines, weaving machines for technical fabrics, extrusion
lines, heatsetting, jacquard machines and finishing lines.