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Zimmer Machinery announces merger with Patterson Group
Feb '09
Zimmer Machinery announces the merger with The Patterson Group of Charlotte, NC. Bob Patterson, founder and principal of The Patterson Group has a long career in the field of sales of capital textile finishing machinery sales.

He started his career in textiles in 1972 as an engineer with the American Artos company, a subsidiary of the German company Artos. After American Artos closed in 1981, he joined the sales team of Zima Corporation in Spartanburg, SC and was responsible for the Babcock carpet finishing machinery. He later had tenures with Keiltex Corp. and PSP Marketing until forming his own company in 1992.

Over the past 16 years he has represented various European and American companies in the U.S. and Canadian textile finishing market. He brings, many years of experience and a portfolio of some well known and respected machine suppliers such as Cibitex , Jaume Anglada Vinas, Ehwha Glotech and Daroitex to Zimmer Machinery.

CIBITEX, is an Italian finishing machinery manufacturer specializing in sanforizing and mercerizing machinery, that has been active on the U.S and Canadian market through The Patterson Group since 1993. During this span they have had good success in both knits and wovens with one well known company on the West Coast having nine shrinking machines in one plant.

JAUME ANGLADA VINAS, is a Spanish finishing machinery manufacturer holds all the patents for the TURBANG continuous open width tumble dryer. This unique machine offers superior quality enhancement for all types of upholstery fabric, flocked fabric, artificial leather and towels.

EHWHA GLOTEX, is a high quality Korean stenter frame manufacturer, that offers a unique alternative to the high cost of European machinery without sacrificing quality. With more than 100 machines sold in the U.S. to leading textile finishers and coaters, EHWHA has proven to be a reliable and economic solution in today's competitive market.

DAROITEX, is a Italian machinery manufacturer, specializing in all types of winding, packaging and inspection machinery not only for the classic textile production but also for technical, geo-textile and non-woven fabrics.

Zimmer Machinery welcomes Bob Patterson to our team and would like for all our customers to do the same! His primary area of responsibility will be the above mentioned machine lines as well as MATEX, Italy knife coating systems and complete lines, and LACOM, Germany, hotmelt coating and laminating systems and complete production lines

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