Italy-based Itema Group Managing
Director Miro Radici has signed orders to supply nearly 1,500 Promatech Mythos E-Tec air-jet
weaving machines to textile manufacturers in China.
Miro Radici (seated, left), Itema Group managing director, signs an order for 776 Promatech
weaving machines to be supplied to Jiangsu Hengli Chemical Fibre Co. Ltd.
Jiangsu Hengli Chemical Fibre Co.
Ltd., a manufacturer of polyester yarn and fabric, has ordered 776 machines for its new production
facility. In addition, a group comprising 11 private textile manufacturers has ordered 680
Jiangsu Hengli currently produces 500
million square meters (m2) of fabric and 400 tons of yarn per year, and will more than double its
capacity to 1.1 billion m2 of fabric and 540 tons of yarn upon completion of current expansion
projects. The company already has installed 3,000 water-jet and 400 air-jet weaving machines.
Itema Group’s 20,000-m2 manufacturing facility in Shanghai, which employs 170 people, had a
turnover of 30 million euros in 2005 and expects to produce more than 2,200 weaving machines worth
55.4 million euros in 2006.