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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 founded in 1974, specialized in the manufacturing of knitting machines for women’s tights, single-cylinder men’s socks and for the medical textile field. Since its beginnings, MATEC has worked in Italy and abroad, establishing itself as a world leader for technology in this sector. In 1978 MATEC joined the ENI group, then later passed over to Parmec and ultimately was acquired by the Lonati Group.

MEC-MOR

Thanks to over 60 years of exclusive experience in the market MEC-MOR has been able to develop a highly specialized system in the marketing and sales of the best electronic circular and straight textile machines of the market for manufacturing of open and closed panel sweaters knitwear.

SANGIACOMO

A leading company that for over 50 years has been active in the production of circular machines for men’s and children’s socks, SANGIACOMO offers a wide range of products : single-cylinder machines, with classic linking toe closing device and circular machines for the production  of seamless underwear, nightwear, outerwear, swimwear and sportwear.

VIGNONI

VIGNONI is a manufacturer of circular knitting machines for the production of socks, pantyhose and women’s knitwear and 0-12, with a completely verticalized processing cycle which ensures a continuous and effective control of each phase from the sewing, to the dyeing, until the packaging of the product. The company is a private label partner with one of the major European distribution chains and collaborates with the most important purchasing groups.