1930. Mr Juan Payás Ausiró founds the company PAYAS in Manresa (Spain).
The company starts manufacturing spinning spindles, drafting rollers and metal accessories for the spinning industry. He has a workshop, cast iron and aluminium foundry. He gets a license to sell SKF products in Spain, specially the spindle bearings that were for the first time used in the spinning industry. The company is born with the aim of upgrading and reforming existing spinning machinery. 

1957. The company is constituted as JUAN PAYAS S.A. under the new mercantile laws that came in force at that time. 

1963. The company gets the license to sell drafting systems from SKF such as pendulum arms. 

1971. Export business starts, first in Europe and South America 

1974. The company receives from the Chamber of Commerce the prize for leading Export Company. 

1974. PINTER was founded as a trading company as a successor of JUAN PAYAS S.A.
PINTER name comes from the acronym: Payas International
The aim of this new company is to adapt the company to the new times and new products. The new company is transformed into a more dynamic; export oriented, and efficient organization. The production is mostly outsourced and the critical components and assembly are verified in a smaller workshop.
The company focus its activities in the commercial area and in R+D.
New agents are searched around the world, especially in Asia.
As components business for upgradation of machines becomes more difficult and more competitive, the company also starts the business of upgrading second hand machinery. 

1975. PINTER starts the manufacturing of its own products and not only components. For example: Core Yarn and Slub attachments and yarn Sensors. 

1985. PINTER buys the current building in the town of Santpedor next to Manresa and moves all its activity to this new facility. 

2000. PINTER activity is by that time only centered in the Core Yarn and Slubs, where a great success is achieved due to the patented V-roller guide for the Lycra. 

2004. PINTER develops its own Compact Spinning system and stops its production in 2008. 

2007. PINTER buys FANI (Italy). This company is specialised in the manufacture of detection systems, roving stop devices and monitoring systems. These systems complement perfectly with the Core Yarn business. 

2010. Pinter Service Asia is founded in Coimbatore India. This branch assembles, erects and services Pinter products in the Indian market. 

2012. Pinter Fani Asia is founded in Coimbatore India. This branch assembles, sells and services Pinter-Fani products in the Indian market. PFA also develops software applications for the monitoring systems 

2012. Pinter merges with CAIPO (Italy). This company that was once a direct competitor becomes a partner and the slubs are renewed using the best of both technologies. The name of the company becomes PINTER CAIPO 

2015. A joint venture with a Chinese manufacturer creates PINTER YUHUA CHINA. This company takes care of the manufacturing and marketing of monitoring systems for the Chinese market 

2016 PINTER CAIPO buys SOFTEX (Italy). This company is specialized in the development of software for monitoring systems. With this acquisition, PINTER CAIPO group becomes very strong in this field and now it can offer a complete software suite not only for the spinning sector but also for the weaving and dyeing departments.


1963. Bolli Giuseppe founds the company CAIPO in Vallemosso (Biella).
The name CAIPO comes from the acronym: Costruzione Apparecchiature Industriali Pneumatiche Oleodinamiche. The company starts manufacturing pneumatic cylinders and electro-pneumatic attachments for the textile sector, mainly for finishing machinery because of Mr Bolli’s deep experience in this field. The proximity of the many wool mills in Biella, famous around the world, allows developing automation systems for kinds of textile processes. 

1968. A terrible landslide hits Vallestrona and the workshop is completely destroyed. The new installation is built on a hill in Frazione Violetto, where we can still find it. 

1972. In order to help in the management of the company, the daughter Marilena and his husband Miorelli Alvaro join the company. The international commercial network is developed, with the reinforcement of the European markets, specially, in France, Spain, Yugoslavia and Switzerland. 

1974. CAIPO is one of the first companies to use electronics in their attachments. The first electronic system to produce slub yarn on a ring frame is born. The model of control boxes for finishing machines is extended in order to supply to all the main Italian textile machinery manufacturers. The automation for the textile sector is revolutionized. 

1976. The production premises are enlarged and the production of electronic control boxes is increased. The pneumatic line is also completed with a section of on-off valves. Exports increase in Southeast Asia, America and Africa. 

1980. CAIPO di Bolli Giuseppe becomes Caipo Automazione Industriale. 

1989. The electronic and IT department of CAIPO develops one of the first CAD for the textile design and the representation and creation on paper of samples of fabric made on a loom with dobby. This product receives the award of the Italian Ministry of Research and Development. In order to give answer to the necessities of the Italian fancy spinners, the Fancy Tops is projected and constructed as a draw frame that plays with different coloured tops. This is the first machine in the world with such features. 

1995. In the spinning sector the system for the production of Core yarns on ring frames is introduced. 

2000. The Asian market expands; the requests for attachments for the spinning are increased significantly; the use of microprocessors and the development of specialized software calls for a reorganization and concentration of the research activity and production towards the spinning sector. 

2007. Due to the importance of the Indian textile market and in order to lead it in the right way, the Lakshmi Caipo Industries Ltd is formed. This company is a joint venture with Lakshmi Ring and Travellers Ltd. 

2012. CAIPO merges with Pinter (Spain). This company, which was once a direct competitor, becomes a partner. The technological, productive, and commercial synergies of both make as a result the absolute world leader in special yarn attachments. 

2016. CAIPO, on behalf of the PinterCaipo, buys the majority of Softex Biella. This company is specialized in the development of software for monitoring systems. With this acquisition the Pinter Group becomes very strong in monitoring software, not only for the spinning sector but also for the weaving and dyeing departments

Pinter to launch next-gen spindle monitoring system with Industry 4.0 capabilities

The Pinter Group has through its innovative range of products been able to make deep inroads into several key global textile markets. It is lining up an interesting mix of products, including an exciting new launch, for the forthcoming ITMA 2019 event.

From left, Mr. Ramon, Director Manufacturing, Pinter FA.NI India, Mr. Josep Torrent, Chief Operating Officer, Pinter Group, Spain, Mr. Adria Serra, Chief Executive Officer, Pinter Group, Spain, and Mr. R. Soundararajan, Director Operations, Pinter FA.NI India

We caught up with Mr. Josep Torrent, COO, Mr. Adria Serra, CEO of the group, and Mr. R. Soundararajan, Managing Director of Pinter FA.NI Asia Private Ltd., the group’s Indian subsidiary, based out of Coimbatore, to find out what’s instore for the visitors at ITMA 2019.

Mr. Adria Serra explained: “This time we have a space of 250 sq. m. We will be showcasing five machines. There will be a fashion corner where we will display finished fabric for visitors to see the effects that we provide. There is a space for meetings and the rest of the stall will be used for exhibiting our machines which will be, a new type of mosaic, a machine with TRI core, a machine equipped with mosaic for wool and the fourth machine is the latest version of our ‘fancy tops’ machine. We have changed the insertions and adapted it for the cotton market. The machine’s speed is also higher now.

The highlight of the show will be the latest version of our spindle monitoring system that we will be displaying at the event. As it is well known that the Pinter Group has been a pioneer in this field, we will be presenting a system with new sensors, called ‘OPTIFIL’. This system is equipped with Industry 4.0 capabilities. In fact, everything that we are developing in recent times goes in this direction, to maintain what are known as ‘smart factories’. The trend had already started in the automobile industry. In textiles, the technology was a late entrant. This is an exciting launch with many possibilities.”

Adding to the point, Mr. Soundarajan mentioned: “Last year we have sold 1.8 million spindle monitoring systems and roving stops worldwide, which is a testimony to the leadership position that we enjoy.”

Pointing out the key benefits that Pinter has accrued over the years by participating in ITMA, Mr. Torrent explained: “We want our customers to know that we are a very innovative company and give solutions for core yarn attachments, monitoring systems, slub and color yarn attachments. Besides we also benefit from the orders that we are able to book at the event.”

Continuing further he said: “People come to the event specifically to see the latest in each field and once they see that we have what they wanted, they end up making a purchase decision at the event. So the event not only helps us strengthen our brand image, but also to get orders too.”

Adding to the point, Mr. Soundarajan said: “In ITMA 2015 held in Milan, the Pinter stall was adjudged the best innovative stall and was appreciated by top Indian companies.”

Speaking about his expectations from the premier textile trade show, Mr. Torrent said: “We hope there will be a good number of Indian visitors. Since the event is taking place in Spain, we also expect a lot of visitors from South America, which is also a very important market for us. Visitors are expected from Bangladesh, Turkey and some parts of Europe, which earlier didn’t have much presence in the textile industry. We hope that that there is good footfall and a lot of people learn about our innovations.”

Listing down a few key factors that make Pinter Group’s products stand out from the crowd, Mr. Torrent mentioned: “Our products are robust, we make military electronics and driver mechanics. Everything that we make is robust. Regarding service, we are in Spain, Italy, India, China, etc. Almost all major textile markets globally are covered by our engineers. Our R&D team gets feedback from the market and develops innovative products. We have our exclusive R&D set up in two locations, Spain and Italy. In Barcelona, Spain, we do most of the mechanical components. We have two facilities in Italy for software and research on electronics. We invest heavily in R&D and it has been one of the corner stones of our success story over the years.”

The group’s strong focus on aftersales service can be gauged from the fact that it has set up a separate company, namely, Pinter Service India Private Ltd., for the purpose in India. Mr. Soundarajan while going into this detail, said: “We have around 22 engineers operating out of India and one in Bangladesh. All these engineers handle installation and service calls in neighbouring countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Egypt and Turkey, whenever required.”

“We are keeping the same level of sales from the previous year. We have not grown but been able to maintain the same turnover. Globally we have done well in markets like China. We have also grown in smaller countries like Uzbekistan,” added Mr. Torrent.

“Visitors can take a closer look at our products at Hall-5, Stall No.A-209 at the event. We welcome them to experience the latest in technology and innovation”, he signed off.