Automatex’ automation solutions for varied textile applications
By K. Gopalakrishnan
Automatex, a Canadian-based company, is specializing in automated cutting and sewing equipment primarily in home furnishings and institutional industries, which include bedding, towels and kitchen linens. Its presence all over the globe is supported through its alliance with the Swedish ES Automatex Solution AB enterprise, represented by Eckhard Zimek and Stefan Persson, and a significant network of sales agents. To meet the marketing needs of its technologies on all continents, it can rely on the competence of a team of professionals attuned in understanding the needs of its customers.
Automatex recently concluded an agreement with Jensen AG Burgdorf, Switzerland, under which Jensen has appointed Automatex as its exclusive worldwide distributor for folding machines for the textile industry. Automatex has also received permission to adapt its technology to Jensen’s textile folding line and redesign if deemed necessary. Many of the clients need complete production lines, including folding machines, so the folding lines will be totally adapted to the sewing automates from Automatex. It will be convenient to the clients to have access to service and technical support from one supplier as a “total solutions” package is offered. The entire products range from cutting of home textiles to folding of home textiles is manufactured at the company’s facilities in Montreal.
At the moment the strongest markets for Automatex are Argentina, Brazil, Turkey and France. The company has executed some major projects in Brazil, where whole bed textile and terry towel facilities have been built up. Another major project has been executed in France for bed textiles. Automatex has been witnessing 100 per cent growth in sales and turnover year-on-year.
Automatex feels India is one of the most important markets in the future. Its products will have a big potential for the Indian market, since automatization will be unavoidable in India in the future.