Adaptation has been a constant at Valentín Rius Capers, based in the town of Manresa, a few kilometers from Barcelona. The company originally manufactured machinery for the textile industry, beginning in 1940. Although it initially produced knitting and warping machinery, over time, new trends in the markets compelled Rius to change its strategy.
The company has managed to adapt to demand, using its wide range of machinery to meet the needs of a variety of new markets without forgetting its origins, says Valentín Rius Jr., Rius sales manager.
In the 1980s, the company began developing new machinery lines, relying on the reputation of its original textile machinery to market tools for manufacturing technical textiles (for cleaning, healthcare, automotive, food, sports and fishing industries, among others), medical textiles, and mesh packaging for the food industry.
The new machinery models developed by the company are capable of producing safety nets, tubular meshes and three-dimensional fabrics. To a certain extent this has been possible due to the emergence of glass fibers, aramid fibers, elastomer fibers or kevlar, which broaden the business opportunities to include sectors such as the agro-textile industry, agro-technology, food, medicine-orthopedics-healthcare, and packaging.
In addition, adds Rius Jr., "The proper combination of machinery, threads, and specific fabric structures opens up a wide range of applications within various technical fields.”
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