Picanol celebrates historic milestone with production of 400,000th weaving machine
The weaving machine manufacturer Picanol achieved a new milestone last week with the production of its 400,000th weaving machine in Ieper, Belgium. This is a new high point in the company's rich history of production, which started in Ieper. The very first Picanol weaving machine was produced in 1936, based on a design by Spanish engineer Jaimé Picañol, after whom the company was named. The 400,000th weaving machine, an OmniPlus-i Connect airjet weaving machine, leaves the home base in Ieper this week on its way to a customer in India.
"We are extremely proud of this achievement, which once again highlights our position as the global leader in weaving machines. Over the past decades, we have continually pushed our boundaries, always working in close partnership with our customers. At the same time, we have always remained true to our core mission — to design and manufacture innovative, high-tech weaving machines. The experience gained in the production, to date, of 400,000 weaving machines is also the best guarantee to our customers, worldwide, that Picanol produces the very best weaving machines on the market. This is, therefore, also the moment to thank all of our employees who have contributed to this milestone achievement over the past decades. It is purely due to their commitment and dedication that Picanol has grown into the world leader it is today," explains Johan Verstraete, Vice President Weaving Machines.For more information, consult the Picanol website