About Itema

Itema America is a premier provider of innovative weaving and textile machinery. We can provide the right equipment for any type of woven fabric and we also offer an extensive range of additional services to ensure your satisfaction.

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Corporate History

  • 1953: The first SULZER projectile weaving machines are supplied from Zuchwil (Switzerland)
  • 1967: Società Meccanica Tessile (SO.ME.T) founded in Casnigo (Italy) and established Somet brand (weaving machines)
  • 1973: Vamatex Weaving Machines brand
  • 1982: Sulzer takes over Maschinenfabrik Ruti and introduces the brand name SULZER RUTI
  • 1992: Acquisition of Nuova Vamatex weaving machines by Somet
  • 2000: Promatech created by the merger of Somet and Nuova Vamatex
  • 2001: Itema holding, set-up in December
  • 2003: Opening of Itema Weaving Machinery Cooperation in Shanghai
  • 2009: Name change of Sultex Ldt. to Itema (Switzerland) Ltd.
  • 2011: Name change of Promatech SpA to Itema S.p.A.