Martex was founded in 1980 thanks to founder Giovanni Piacentini’s collaboration with two other partners.
The business was initially characterised by an assistance service for companies in the textile sector and the sale of spare parts for knitting machines. The founders’ high level of professionalism and their know-how made it possible to develop products that are still the core business of Martex today: the Creel, initially positioned in a “castle” layout for interlocking with textile machines.
In the years that followed, solutions with even higher performance were devised thanks to Martex research and development, with the creation of circular structures and, after that, modular systems.
Martex grew into a Limited Liability Company in 1997 thanks to Giovanni Piacentini’s great passion for work, interlocking mechanics and knitting machines.
The Piacentini family took full control of the Company and, through the values and determination transmitted by Giovanni, which are still the cornerstones of Martex S.r.l. to this day, the company in time became the World Leader in the construction of Creels for Knitting Machines
The Martex production unit is located in Castelmella, with a surface area of more than 5000 m2 in the Province of Brescia, the centre for Italian knitting machine manufacturers and the beating heart of Northern Italy for production and manufacturing.
To best satisfy the network, the Martex logistics area also has a subordinate warehouse with an office building in Prato, the heart of Italian textiles production, close to Florence.
Brescia is strategically positioned thanks to its vicinity to the main international ports of shipment, and has easy links to the main communication channels and transport networks.