On December, the 1st Premio Gaetano Marzotto’s final event took place in Rome.
With 71 awards, 51 startups awarded a total prize money of over 2 and a half million euro and an extended network of a hundred partners, Premio Gaetano Marzotto – founded by Santex Rimar Group shareholders – is one of the biggest European startup competitions.
Santex Rimar Group is directly involved as Premio Gaetano Marzotto’s partner for assigning Corporate Prizes with the aim of selecting and rewarding the startup companies considered to be most in line with Group’s growth strategies.
The winners are:
BE DIMENSIONAL – new materials for the manufacturing industry by introducing newly designed two-dimensional crystals, including Graphene.
MARKO – augmented reality browser to enhance manuals and real objects with digital content
SANTEX RIMAR GROUP is today expanding its presence in India, through the new organization of Santex Rimar India which will be the direct contact of the Group sales and service in the Country to ensure continuous support, improved quality and more efficiency for customers.
SANTEX RIMAR GROUP is constantly interested in being close to Country’s developments and activities; thus, we are an official sponsor of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) Conference which will be held in Jaipur from 17th to 19th November.
ITMF is one of the most important international conferences for the world’s textile industries, being a forum for discussion for textile companies, an occasion of information exchange in all matters affecting the industry both in industrialized and developing countries. Furthermore, ITMF aims to act as spokesman for the world textile industry in matters relating to raw materials (cotton and man-made fibres) as well as to perform the functions of a liaison agent between the textile industries, governments and intergovernmental organizations.
With its huge showcase of cutting-edge solutions for textile makers, 100,000 visitors from all sectors of the global textile industry and over 180,000 sqm of exhibition space, ITMA ASIA have been a great opportunity for SANTEX RIMAR GROUP to meet old and new customers, Chinese Government representatives and Group partners.
“ITMA ASIA have been an important moment to officially present SMIT and its new CEO, and therefore to discuss with customers about our new vision and new solutions we could provide, from weaving to finishing, to coat or to laminate” says Stefano Gallucci, Group CEO, who concludes: “We have customers that have been using the same machine from Santex Rimar Group for more than 25 years and eventually change it only for another Santex Rimar. This is what we call quality. Any entrepreneur making a project in textiles, technical textiles or a new application calls Santex Rimar Group”.
“With almost 30,000 machines installed worldwide we are constantly visiting customers and listening to them. Our goal is to provide custom solutions in terms of quality and sustainability in order to enable them to build stronger relationships also with their customers: our customers’ success is our success” said Stefano Gallucci, SANTEX RIMAR GROUP CEO, and concludes: “Santex Rimar Group is flexible, integrated, sustainable and above all, expert on customers”.
The Group keeps on investing in Qingpu (Shanghai) based production site to fulfil the demand of such an important market like China. Also thanks to the local management, Chinese productions are continuously growing and improving and machines’ level upgraded. The strong commitment to China has been confirmed also with the establishment of New Smit China, under the lead of Mr. Rock Luo, to strengthen customers’ support.
Established in 1938 and worldwide recognized as a forerunner in weaving technology, SMIT officially joined SANTEX RIMAR GROUP in April 2016.
The brand new SMIT production site is already working in Trissino (Vicenza) where Group’s headquarters is based and new Chief Executive Officer has been nominated: after several years of experience in the textile world, Simone Rancan officially joined SANTEX RIMAR GROUP and assumed the role of SMIT CEO.
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“Our solutions perform, consistently. We help our customers achieve their goals, I call this success. We do this with a full vision on our customers’ business, from looms to finishing or impregnation or coating. No other industrial machine manufacturer can claim the same” said Stefano Gallucci, Santex Rimar Group CEO.read more
The first textile machinery had been shipped from Santex Rimar Group factory located in Trissino
Smit factory was built in 1938, but in January 2015 bankrupted. Ferdinando Businaro, Santex Rimar Group President, said: «It’s an important and decisive element for the strategic development of Santex Rimar Group and we want to have it alive again».
The plans have been respected. The first Santex Rimar Group loom for terry fabrics of the new era left the establishment in Trissino. Its destination is an important client of the Far East who believes in the relaunch of the company.
It was quite a long time that Smit was not producing weaving machines anymore. For Ferdinando Businaro restarting producing was possible thanks to the skills of people and to the “courageous intelligence” necessary for rebuilding Smit reputation and for making it big as it was, maybe even more.
«It is so moving to observe these machines working – said the technician Gecchelin – they still represent a cutting edge technological vision that with no doubts will continuously grow».
After 3 years of inactivity Smit restarts producing in Trissino (Vicenza) where Santex Rimar Group headquarters are based and people who have been previously working for the company had been already rehired and their number will double in the next months.
«We have decided to move in Trissino, where we are owners of the whole industrial area, in order to be more competitive and to implement innovation, quality and flexibility to better satisfy customers».
But the goals of the President and of Stefano Gallucci, Group CEO, are even more ambitious and the operations which started on the occasion of ITMA 2015 Milan are now bringing the long awaited results: Smit changed the whole Group mission and orders keep on arriving.
«I’m sure -adds Businaro- that one of the ways to contribute to the restart of the country, is to create new opportunities. We want to serve customers all over the world and Smit represents a key element for the strategic development of the Group. Today we are the only technology provider from weaving to finishing, from weaving to technical textile productions and no other textile machinery producers can claim the same. We will invest several millions in the next years for Smit growth with the goal of producing 800 looms per year».
Gran crecimiento del Grupo Santex Rimar
Con la adquisiciòn del fabricante de telares SMIT, el grupo ofrece también màquinas de acabado, laminado, y tratamiento de agua.
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