Itema, the world’s largest privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services, has prepared an impressive product line-up for India ITME 2016 in Mumbai on December 3-8, 2016 (Hall 6, Booth B1). Itema, will leverage this prominent stage to demonstrate its strong commitment to the Indian and neighbouring markets, both in terms of advanced, superior weaving technology and real time, highly qualified after-sales service.
During India ITME, Itema is exhibiting five weaving machines in its booth and one rapier machine with Jacquard application in Stäubli booth. Moreover, the company will highlight the strong advantages of its original spare parts in a dedicated corner, which will be of great interest for many weavers who have installed both the latest Itema machines and the previous Sulzer, Somet and Vamatex models.
Rapier weaving machines
Visitors can get a chance to see live the most successful rapier machine in recent history, the Itema R9500. With a solid installed base in more than 50 countries and the widest range of fabrics produced, the Itema rapier R9500 is nowadays the industry benchmark for versatility and superior textile performances. The R9500 on show during India ITME will display a high-end shirting fabric, featuring the latest technological advancements dedicated specifically to shirting applications, such as the brand-new Itema Pneumatic Tuckers, the most appreciated in this specific market segment allowing reduced maintenance costs and no speed limitations. Moreover, the Itema pneumatic tuckers provide utmost fabric quality and the possibility to have very narrow tucked-in selvedges leading to a significant fabric waste reduction.
Presented for the first time in India, the Itema R9500terry, which is already a big favourite of sophisticated premium terry weavers worldwide after its debut in Milan in 2015, will demonstrate its strong leading position in weaving the most refined and soft terry fabrics.
Airjet weaving machines
In airjet technology, three machines are on display, covering all main airjet technology application fields growing continuously in the Indian and surroundings markets. The A9500 featuring a bed sheeting style, will run with the latest improvements designed to excel in this market, meeting weavers’ requirements of widest versatility and substantial cost savings. The brand-new Full Width Reed Tuckers guarantee weavers the possibility to reduce reed stock and increase the flexibility of the machine. Moreover, the brand-new Double Tandem Nozzles ensure superior fabric quality and significant cost savings.
The third airjet machine is an A9500p weaving top quality yarn-dyed shirting and featuring another Itema patented feature – the ELD Electronic Leno Device – which, with its innovative design, self-cleaning and no need to wind the leno spools, provides a perfect leno binding even at highest speeds, whilst significantly reducing operational costs.
Carlo Rogora, CEO, Itema says, “India ITME 2016 is the perfect stage to show customers our best-in-class weaving machines, fine-tuned and equipped for the occasion with new and innovative technical devices perfect to answer the specific needs of the most requested applications in the Indian and surrounding markets”.
Itema in India
Itema is present in India since 2002, with sales and after-sales teams, technical support and advanced repair centres in Mumbai, Coimbatore, New Delhi and Ichalkaranji to ensure the highest possible standard of weaving solutions, with a complete offering and service to its valuable customers in the Indian market.
Updeep Singh, MD, Itema India avers, “In October, we opened the doors of our new offices in Mumbai and, recently, we established a new electronic repair center in Ichalkaranji, where highly qualified engineers take care of all the electronic components of our weaving machines, ensuring the best assistance to our customers. Itema offers best-in-class rapier, airjet and projectile weaving machines along with a real-time after-sales service, and the key reasons of our weaving machines success in India are the superior textile performance of the machines and the unrivalled expertise of our technicians. Moreover, we are confident in our machines’ reliability and performances that we are the only weaving machine manufacturer to offer two years’ extended warranty.”