Itema is a leading global provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services. Headquartered in Colzate, Bergamo province of Italy, Itema is the only manufacturer in the world to provide the top three weft insertion technologies: rapier, airjet and projectile, with an ample product portfolio and a commitment to continuous innovation and technological advancement of its weaving machines. With 10 locations, 4 production sites and more than 800 employees in the world, Itema is a real flagship of the entrepreneurial skills, the breakthrough technological approach and the excellence of Made in Italy.
Thanks to a double-digit growth every year since 2012, Itema places itself at the pinnacles of the worldwide weaving machines industry especially due to the constant investments in multiple areas of the Company: from production processes to commercial hubs and, particularly, in the field of research and development. Itema focuses on the technological value of its weaving machines and the Company invests every year a sizeable share of its profits in innovation. The Itema Product Development and Innovation department is, unique in the industry, structured in two units out of which one – ItemaLab located in the Kilometro Rosso Science and Technology Park – is exclusively dedicated to breakthrough innovations.
ItemaLab, that opened its doors in the Spring of 2014, represents for Itema the commitment to create a real incubator of advanced innovation striving to achieve new scientific and technological heights also with the benefits resulting from its location inside Kilometro Rosso, a hub focused on ideas, experimentation and dialogue among intellectuals coming from the academic, business and scientific world, in what is a mutually beneficial exchange of different competences all driven by the common innovative attitude.