LONATI

LONATI

LONATI was founded in 1945 by Francesco Lonati, who set up the first production plant for the production of circular knitting machines for men’s and children’s socks. At that time, the needs of the emerging mass societies, the increasing demand   for consumables asked for a greater diversification in production on a larger industrial scale. So, in 1952 Francesco Lonati considerably increased the range of products and started to manufacture women’s stocking machines in the new facilities in Brescia.  The 1000 m2 production plant and a workforce of thirty employees or so made it possible to handle bigger job orders and Francesco Lonati searched for new outlet markets abroad. LONATI women’s stocking machines met with great success as they were the first marketed in Europe to adopt a basic innovation: double-feed technology. The new-concept machine was soon appreciated in the European common market countries, West Germany first and foremost, which was later followed by Great Britain.

Between 1955 and 1960 Lonati machines were overseas, namely Australia, New Zealand,  Japan, the Phi-lippines, South Korea, Mexico, Chile, Latin America and the Scandinavian countries. LONATI has gained a firm foothold since 1966, when its position strengthened even further in North European markets. A worldwide presence required a careful assessment of market trends, continuous technological updating and progressive upgrading of industrial plants, so in 1969 Lonati enlarged the production site to cover 30,000 m2, of which 15,000 m2 indoors, with a workforce of 300 people.

And now the production plant is based in San Polo, Brescia, Italy and covers a surface area of 80000 m2, of which 24500 m2 indoors.

In parallel with technological innovation, LONATI strengthened its presence in overseas markets by setting up an efficient export department and a capillary sales network of agents and dealers worldwide. When the company decided to produce double-cylinder machines for knitting men’s and children socks, it made a bold choice considering the strong tradition of competitors and the significant investments required to turn out a new-concept machine, which is still considered the most technologically advanced. An entrepreneurial endeavour that has been rewarded by the impressive success on all world markets.

MARKET SHARE

The penetration of international markets accounts for 60% of the machines produced and sold world over. Since more than 70 years leader in Textile machine manufacturing.

PRODUCTION CAPACITY

Production capacity of Lonati is approximately 10,000 to 11,000 sock knitting machines per year.

PRODUCTS THE WIDEST SELECTION ON THE MARKET

LONATI can meet all requirements from the industry thanks to continuous search for aspects associated with the production process and those specific to each machine. The result is premium quality production at competitive prices. The distinctive features of  LONATI equipment is simplicity, versatility and high returns, with focus on environmental protection and energy saving, maximum level of safety in the workplace, reduced noise levels, ease of access and maintenance. The Integrated Management System (IMS) for Quality, Health & Safety and the Environment, which is formalised by UNI EN ISO 9001 2008 and BS OHSAS 18001 2007 certifications, confirms LONATI’s expertise in designing and manufac-turing machines in accordance with customer requirements and statutory regulations, while improving performance in terms of occupational health & safety and environment.

Approximately 50 models of Sock Knitting Machines

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GOAL Series GK S/0/D

SINGLE CYLINDER // MEN’S, CHILDREN’S, WOMEN’S

MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SOCKS
OR PANTYHOSE: TERRY, PLAIN FABRIC
PATTERNS AND JACQUARD, 4 FEEDS.
GK544 S/0 (4”) – GK744 S/0 (3”½)
MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SOCKS
OR PANTYHOSE: TERRY, PLAIN FABRIC
PATTERNS AND JACQUARD, 2 FEEDS.
GK525 S/0 (4”) – GK625 S/0 (3”¾) – GK725 S/0 (3”½)
MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SOCKS
OR PANTYHOSE: TERRY, PLAIN FABRIC E
PATTERNS, 1 FEED.
GK516 S/0 (4”) – GK616 S/0 (3”¾) – GK716 S/0 (3”½)
GK615 S/0 (3”¾) – GK715 S/0 (3”½)
MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF
SOCKS OR PANTYHOSE: PATTERNED TERRY,
PLAIN FABRIC AND PATTERNS, 1 FEED.
GK516D (4”) – GK616D (3”¾)

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GOAL Series GK F/H-DF-DF3

SINGLE CYLINDER // MEN’S, CHILDREN’S, WOMEN’S

MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SOCKS
OR PANTYHOSE: TERRY, PLAIN FABRIC
PATTERNS AND JACQUARD,
4 FEEDS CLOSED TOE.
GK544 F/H (4”)
MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SOCKS
OR PANTYHOSE: TERRY, PLAIN FABRIC
PATTERNS AND JACQUARD,
2 FEEDS. CLOSED TOE.
GK523 F/H (4”) – GK525 F/H (4”) – GK625 F/H (3”¾)
GK725 F/H (3”½)
MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SOCKS
OR PANTYHOSE: TERRY,
PLAIN FABRIC AND PATTERNS,
1 FEED. CLOSED TOE.
GK516 F/H (4”) – GK616 F/H (3”¾) – GK716 F/H (3”½)
GK515 F/H (4”) – GK615 F/H (3”¾) – GK715 F/H (3”½)
MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SOCKS OR PANTYHOSE: PATTERNED TERRY,
PLAIN FABRIC AND PATTERNS,
1 FEED. CLOSED TOE.
GK516DF (4”) – GK616DF (3”¾)
GK616DF3 (3”¾)

DC88X

DOUBLE CYLINDER // MEN’S-WOMEN’S-CHILDREN’S

DC88X WITH SBYS LINKING DEVICE

SINGLE-FEED MACHINE FOR THE
PRODUCTION OF SOCKS:
PLAIN FABRIC, DERBY AND LINKS.
TUCK STITCH OPTION ON LOWER CYLINDER.
E136HX – E146HX – E156HX (3” ½ , 3” ¾ , 4”)
SINGLE-FEED MACHINE FOR THE
PRODUCTION OF SOCKS:
PLAIN FABRIC, DERBY, LINKS AND FLOATED LINKS.
TUCK STITCH OPTION ON LOWER CYLINDER.
E136HX3 – E146HX3 – E156HX3 (3” ½ , 3” ¾ , 4”)
2-FEEDS MACHINE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SOCKS:
PLAIN FABRIC, DERBY AND LINKS.
TUCK STITCH OPTION ON LOWER CYLINDER.
E132HX – E142HX – E152HX (3” ½ , 3” ¾ , 4”)
2-FEEDS MACHINE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SOCKS:
PLAIN FABRIC, DERBY AND LINKS JACQUARD.
POSSIBILITY OF:
-1ST FEED TUCK STITCH ON LOWER CYLINDER.
– SHADOW RIB.
– OPEN KNIT FABRIC.
E133HX – E143HX – E153HX (3” ½ , 3” ¾ , 4”)

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DC88X

DOUBLE CYLINDER // MEN’S-WOMEN’S-CHILDREN’S

DC88X OPEN TOE

SINGLE-FEED MACHINE FOR THE
PRODUCTION OF SOCKS:
PLAIN FABRIC, DERBY AND LINKS.
TUCK STITCH OPTION ON LOWER CYLINDER.
E1360X – E1460X – E1560X (3” ½ , 3” ¾ , 4”)
SINGLE-FEED MACHINE FOR THE
PRODUCTION OF SOCKS:
PLAIN FABRIC, DERBY, LINKS AND FLOATED LINKS.
TUCK STITCH OPTION ON LOWER CYLINDER
E1360X3 – E1460X3 – E1560X3 (3” ½ , 3” ¾ , 4”)
2-FEEDS MACHINE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SOCKS:
PLAIN FABRIC, DERBY AND LINKS.
1ST FEED TUCK STITCH OPTION ON LOWER CYLINDER.
E1320X – E1420X – E1520X (3” ½ , 3” ¾ , 4”)
2-FEEDS MACHINE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SOCKS:
PLAIN FABRIC, DERBY AND LINKS
JACQUARD.
POSSIBILITY OF:
– 1ST FEED TUCK STITCH ON LOWER
CYLINDER.
– SHADOW RIB.
– OPEN KNIT FABRIC.
E1330X – E1430X – E1530X (3” ½ , 3” ¾ , 4”)

WOMEN’S Series LB

SINGLE-CYLINDER // SOCKS AND PANTYHOSE

MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PANTYHOSE:
MESH AND PLAIN FABRIC.
LB10P6P7 (4”)
LB12P7(4”) – LB22P7 (4”¼)
LB45P7 (4”½) – LB5P7 (5”)
MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PANTYHOSE:
MESH, PLAIN FABRIC, JACQUARD /BAGUETTE
PATTERN AND BIKINI.
LB04E7 (4”) – LB24E7(4”¼)
LB04M7(4”)
LB45E7(4”½)
MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PANTYHOSE:
MESH, PLAIN FABRIC, JACQUARD/BAGUETTE PATTERN,
BIKINI AND SHAPING PANTYHOSE.
LB02MJ (4”)
LB04MJ (4”)
LB08MJ (4”)
LB0P (4”½)
MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PANTYHOSE:
WITH HEEL AND TOE IN RECIPROCATING MOTION.
LB41TV (4”)
MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PANTYHOSE:
TERRY.
LB5T (5”)
LB45T (4”½)
LB4TS (4”)
MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PANTYHOSE:
MESH, PLAIN FABRIC, PATTERNED
JACQUARD /BAGUETTE, BIKINI AND SHAPING
PANTYHOSE MADE OF NATURAL FIBRES.
LB04JS (4”)
LB4TS (4”

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BRAVO Series 900NL

DOUBLE CYLINDER // MEN’S-CHILDREN’S

MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF
SOCKS: PLAIN FABRIC, DERBY AND LINKS.
TWO FEEDS.
RL DERBY LINKS 2C:962 (4”½)
MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SOCKS:
PLAIN FABRIC, DERBY, LINKS, JACQUARD
AND LINKS JACQUARDS, 2 COLOURS.
TWO FEEDS.
J LINKS JACQUARD 2C
903 (2”¾) – 913 (3”) – 923(3” ¼) – 963 (4”½)
MACHINES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SOCKS:
PLAIN FABRIC, DERBY, LINKS, JACQUARD
AND LINKS JACQUARDS, 2-3 COLOURS.
THREE FEEDS.
J3 LINKS JACQUARD 3C
954 (4”)

MEDICAL Series LB-ME

SINGLE CYLINDER // MEDICAL STOCKINGS

MACHINE FOR THE PRODUCTION
OF MEDICAL STOCKINGS.
LB40ME (4”) – LB45ME (4”½) – LB50ME (5”)
LB55ME (5”½) – LB60ME (6”)

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