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Interview with Larry Fontana

Larry Fontana
Larry Fontana
Sales Manager
Lafer SpA
Lafer SpA

All our technologies are Industry 4.0 compliant

Italy-based Lafer SpA is one of the most innovative surface finishing machinery suppliers and have been in this niche for over 40 years. All mechanical, electronic and software elements are designed, assembled and tested at the company's Schio factory to ensure total control over machines. Sales manager Larry Fontana shares details about the latest innovations at Lafer and the plans for 2019.

What are your core competencies? What did you show at ITMA Asia '18?

We manufacture surface finishing machines for wovens and knits like razing, sueding, compacting, liquid ammonia machines, etc. We have recently introduced a new technology called open width continuous enzyme washing machine. At ITMA Asia, we promoted our razing, sueding and the latest compactor machines. In the compactor, we have combined two different technologies, to get the best compacting. The benefit is much better hand feel. This is a new generation compacting machine.

Are your technologies Industry 4.0 compliant?

All our technologies are Industry 4.0 compliant.

How important are the Chinese and Southeast Asian markets for your company?

We generate majority of sales from the Asian region, which include China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, South Korea, India, Pakistan, etc.

How have the first nine months of 2018 fared for your company?

This year has been particularly good and has been better than the previous year. We are also looking forward to 2019 being as good.

Please share your plans for 2019?

The year 2019 is that of ITMA Barcelona to be held from 20-26 June 2019. We will be showing more sustainable technologies and upgraded technologies of our existing machines. (HO)
Published on: 12/11/2018

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