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LEADING THE SECTOR

THE ORIGINS OF THE STORY

The textile machinery industry is the core business of the Lonati Group, more than any other activity.

The machinery production of Lonati Group covers almost all production of women’s, men’s and children’s socks (60%), sportswear and seamless (90%) and traditional knitwear (60%) in the world. With the acquisition of historical national and international brands, as well as the development and optimization of technologies and expansion worldwide, Lonati Group has brought local industrial traditions to levels previously never achieved. This is the source of strength and inspiration of the entire Lonati Group.

A CONSTANT PASSION FOR INNOVATION

TEXTILE

LONATI

World technological and market leader of hosiery machines, with more than 8,000 machines produced in a year and a production capacity of over 15,000, the company covers an area of 80,000 square meters, of which 24,500 covered. LONATI boasts the largest selection on the market of machines for the production of men’s, women’s, children’s and sports socks. 

SANTONI

Thanks to the valuable intuition of Tiberio Lonati, Santoni is the absolute leader in circular electronic “Seamlesswear” knitting machines meeting the 97% of world demand for underwear, sportswear, beachwear, medicalwear, knitwear, sweaters and other types of outerwear apparel. sportswear, beachwear, outerwear, medicalwear and outerwear.  The SANTONI SCHOOL trains technicians and operators on hardware and software technology.

TECNOPEA

Thanks to continuous and intensive research in technology, TECNOPEA achieved a remarkable level of quality in the production of automatic ironing and packaging machines for men’s, women’s, children’s socks and seamless undergarments. The dynamic management and high level of automation ensure a quick and efficient service worldwide.

RENOWNED INDSUTRIAL COMPANIES

BRANDS OWNED

MATEC

The Company was established in 1974 and in 1978 joined the ENI group. Since its inception MATEC has operated successfully in Italy and abroad becoming one of the leading companies for technology in the market. Later MATEC was handed over to Parmec and then subsequently transferred to  Lonati Group. Currently the brand MATEC is used on machines for women’s tights, single-cylinder men’s socks and for the medical line.

MEC-MOR

Thanks to over 60 years of experience MEC-MOR is the brand dedicated to the marketing and brokerage of electronic circular and straight textile machines for open and closed panel knitwear.

SANGIACOMO

A leading brand for over 50 years in the production of circular knitting machines for men’s and children’s socks, SANGIACOMO offers a wide range of products: single-cylinder machines, Classic Linking and circular machines for the production of seamless underwear, nightwear, outerwear, swimwear and sportswear.

VIGNONI

Established in 1982, the company VIGNONI immediately became one of the most important manufacturers of circular knitting machines. Over the years the undeniable characteristics of the projects it developed became known for their high quality and reliability. In 1998 VIGNONI was acquired by SANTONI. Currently the brand VIGNONI is used on one or two needle-bed machines for the production of ‘basic’ items, simple and operated jersey, or plush, toweling, minijack and electronic jacquard, in addition to the traditional interlock and ribs.