During the last ITMA exhibition in BARCELONA happens the reappearance of the historic JUMBERCA brand making new circular knitting machines by CANMARTEX. Based in Argentona (BARCELONA), the company designs and assembles machinery for the textile industry.

Those of us who founded Canmartex came from Jumberca, where we had different management positions“, explains Enric Martí, one of the company’s current partners, along with Josep Maria Dalmau and Vicenç Lloret. Based in Argentona (Barcelona), the company designs and assembles machinery for the textile industry.

Jumberca, the last giants of Catalan textile

The machinery manufacturer Jumberca, based in Badalona (Barcelona), became one of the largest Catalan textile companies. Founded in 1948 by the Dalmau family, the factory went public in 1988, when it had more than 600 workers. The company lived its golden age in the 1980s.

A year before making the leap to the parquet, Jumberca attended Itma with a 770 square meter stand, for which it moved fifteen circular machines, according to the edition of El País at the time. That year, the company’s exports reached 8,000 million pesetas (the equivalent today of 48.08 million euros).

However, starting in the nineties, the company began a period of falling sales, increasing losses and debts, which dragged it to court twice, until it finally faced liquidation at the turn of the century. In 1993, the company’s turnover was 11,000 million pesetas (66.11 million euros today) while in 1997 it was 4,500 million pesetas (27.5 million euros).

When Jumberca made the final closure, in 2002, it had a liability of 56.16 million euros and an asset of 34.19 million euros, according to the edition of Cinco Días that year. The company had been in suspension of payments (the old formula of the bankruptcy process) since 1998 and had a staff of 202 workers. (source: Modaes.es)

Jumberca by Canmartex will be present at the most important textile supplier fair in Peru, which will take place on its specialized digital platform from November 16 to 21. At the event we will show our machinery and equipment for the textile industry, as well as our innovative circular knitting machines.

Our commitment to the organization of the event, as well as to Peruvian entrepreneurs in the textile sector, is evident, and we could not stop participating in this fair, which has made all possible efforts to carry it out, as stated by Luisa Mesones, director General of Expotextil Perú Digital 2020: “We join national and international efforts to actively fight against the coronavirus pandemic and, therefore, we have migrated to a digital fair to contribute to the State’s efforts to reduce infections, while continuing to provide new opportunities to both bidders and buyers”.

Last Monday, December 14, the Secretary General for Industry and SMEs, Raül Blanco, visited the companies Hallotex and Minoryx Therapeutics to see first-hand their commitment to innovation and the latest generation products.

At Hallotex, the Secretary General for Industry, accompanied by the mayor of Mataró, David Bote, and various deputies, such as Alicia Romero and Eva Menor, learned about the latest generation of textile materials for the manufacture of products such as masks.

Canmartex is the supplier of the circular textile machines that Hallotex uses in its commitment to innovation.

According our strategic R&D plan, from CANMARTEX confirm our participation in the PRECATEX project: Design and development of a new generation of circular knitting machines with quality control.

Project included within the Spanish government program for research, development and innovation, within the framework of the state plan for scientific and technical research and innovation.

CANMARTEX continues evolving the know-how and technology of JUMBERCA, the prototype of the links-links machine in gauge 18 is in its final phase. In January 2021 the new machine model and its industrial production will be presented.