A family company founded in 1908, this SME employs 160 people and generates an annual turnover of €18 million. It specialises in producing knits using flat-bed, circular, and Jacquard knitting machines. The firm’s integrated production system is entirely based in Italy on two sites in the Veneto – one in Feltre, the other in Monastier. The total surface area of the two sites is 20,000m². Piave Maitex operates over 130 knitting machines. The firm also has a unit near Milan that specialises in printing, finishing, and various surface operations (dévoré, flocking, sequins, etc.). Piave Maitex offers a monthly capacity of 350.000 metres of plain fabrics and 80.000 metres of printed fabrics.
Piave Maitex offers over 200 different qualities of stretch, rigid, plain stitch, printed, dévoré and finished knits for the lingerie, swimwear, activewear, and outerwear markets. New collections, designed every season, are presented thematically depending on different markets and technologies. They include Peau d’Ange (microfibers for lingerie), Technogrip Technology (non-slip knits), Smart Fabrics (functional knits for activewear), Long Life (resistant stretch knits for swimsuits), Shock (fluorescent), Stampa (prints), and many other products.
Piave Maitex is a highly innovative company that partners with its clients on developing and realising personalised projects. Export accounts for 40 products of the firm’s turnover. Piave Maitex sells its products the world over via a network of around 20 agents.
Latest innovations: Highly structured 3D microfiber knits; tulle bands with reinforced, finished edges; recycled polyester knits (Perpetual).