Picanol Group, a leading manufacturer of weaving technology, is celebrating 45 years of its business into rapier weaving machine production in 2020.
And what a 45th year it has been!
The company recently hit milestone when its 100,000th rapier weaving machine (OptiMax-i) came out of its production line.
The machine, notably, will be shipped this week to the Sitek Fabrics, Vietnam.
The Group’s maiden weaving machine PGW was launched in 1975 with rapier insertion technology. Since then it has introduced various innovations in the field including GTM in 1983, the Gamma in 1996, the GamMax in 2002 and the OptiMax and the GT-Max in 2007.
The flagship rapier weaving machine the OptiMax-i (2015) and GTMax-i 3.0 (2018) cover the entire range of application and are considered the best performing rapier machines in market.