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Knitting machines sector gains global fame

12
Mar '07
The excellence of the Italian textile machines is recognized all over the world; innovation, creativity, quality, reliability are the main features which allowed the Italian industry of textile machines to attain a worldwide leadership, and to become the pride of the whole Italian industry of instrumental machines.

In particular, the knitting machinery sector has a share of 18% in the Italian production of the whole sector (about 470 million Euro). The exports of knitting machines amounted in 2005 to 392 million euro, thus confirming the absolute quality of the Italian machinery working worldwide. In the first eleven months of 2006 the exports value was equivalent to 357 million Euro.

The success of the Italian knitting machines is based mainly on the strong synergy existing between the machinery manufacturers and their users and on the strong innovative drive resulting from this synergy. The co-operation between the machine manufacturers and their customers has played on the strong textile tradition existing in Italy and located in the Italian knitting districts.

Just the continuous exchange of experiences resulting from the typical dynamism and creativity of this districts permits to the textile machinery industry to develop, contributing at the same time to the success of the whole Italian textile system.

The knitwear production in Italy is concentrated today on small lots addressed to market sectors of medium-high quality level. The market requires primarily high sampling potential and large flexibility in machine use.


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