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26th September 2012, Brescia

FIMAST opens its doors to hosiery industry

Brescia and its surrounding area has always been one of the most important manufacturing centres for hosiery and sock manufacturing machinery as well as home to many internationally renowned producers of socks and hosiery.

Accordingly, today, FIMAST (International Textile Machinery and Accessories Trade Show) opens its doors to the trade where it hopes to prove that the Italian and European hosiery machine building industry is still a dynamic force to be reckoned with and that the Brescia based exhibition is a viable and desirable alternative to FAST which ceased to exist after it was last held in 2005.

FIMAST is a specialised trade fair being held at the Fiera di Brescia (Brescia Trade Fair) which has a particular emphasis on technologies for the production of socks and hosiery.  Organisers say that FIMAST means living close to new trends, new markets and world leading specialists in the field for four days.

“The exhibition will showcase the most important  machinery production of this particular field, worldwide recognized as the most advanced, versatile and reliable,” the organisers say.

FIMAST’s exhibitors include companies and organisations involved in:

machinery for socks; spinning;  chemical fibres production and accessories; winding, twisting and accessories; knitwear, hosiery and accessories; embroidery, auxiliary machineries and accessories; cable and accessories, packaging industries and accessories; test and measuring in laboratory, accessories; transport, logistic, storage, packaging; recycle, waste and prevention of pollution; drawing software; data processing; colourings, chemical products, accessories; products for the machineries function; natural fibres, synthetic fibres, technical fibres, natural yarn; university institutes for research.


The list of exhibitors to date includes:

Agostoni, Artur Moench, Autotex Italia, Beschi Oscar, Bicchierai, Boggiani Renato, BSE, BTSR International, Busi Giovanni, Christoph Liebers, Colosio, Cubotex, Dakong, Eneas Informatica, Fadis, Fimatex, Knitting Service, Martex, Merz Maschinen Fabrik, Nagata Seiki, Nuova Irmac Tex, Off.Meccanica Dora Enrico, Ratti Luino, Rimoldi & Cf, Rosso Industrie, Salzmann, Sandonini, Signal, Ships, Simet, SSM Scharer Schweiter Mettler, Technical & Textile Service, Tecniche Nuove, Tregisistemi, Triveneta Grande Impianti, Textile Service Centre, Vartex, W.Zimmermann.

Exhibition App 

Organisers have introduced an App to help visitors get around the exhibition and let exhibitors gather contact information from visitors. “In order to cope with your requirements, we inform you that we have organized a system to register visitors’ data for the next FIMAST. Every visitor registered before the exhibition or at the entrance will be given a ticket with a QR code to be read by any IPhone or IPad,” FIMAST organisers said.

“Every time a visitor enters your stand, you will be able to download all his/her data reading the QR code with your IPhone or IPad. In this way you have a data base of visitors at disposal and you will be able to receive an update of the four days of the exhibition at the end of FIMAST. It is very simple. The app is available for the download on Apple Store.”

Innovation and Trends

FIMAST, at Brescia Exhibition Centre from 26th to 29th September, is the  most important meeting in Italy in 2012 for textile machineries and accessory  industries.

From today until Saturday 29th September visitors will be able to access FIMAST’s Innovation & Trends area as well as the main exhibition. The new showcase will include machines parts, textile accessories, fabrics, knits, prints, outfits and prototypes resulting from the research and development and technical innovation by the following companies:

Aurora, Calzedonia, Calzificio Bonetti Giordano, Centro Servizi Calza, Conti Fashion, Emilio Cavallini, Fulgar, Gallo, Invista/Lycra, La Perla, Lonati, Max Mara Bodywear, Miss Blumarine, Pierre Mantoux, Santoni, Sina Filati, Solidea, Studio 7B, Tintoria Manifattura Barbara and Trerè Innovation

FIMAST 2012 will display the best of the Italian and European hosiery and knitted textiles sector to trade members, international buyers, designers and stylists working for the most important brands in the fashion business that look forward to learning more about the latest technology in the industry.


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