The evolution of a trade since 1949
with more than 60 years of experience in the building of flat knitting machines, is today a company which is recognized internationally for their advanced high quality knitting machines.
The company Steiger Participations SA is active in the production and the sales of industrial knitting machines. With a headquarter based in Vionnaz Switzerland, its activity is supported by operations in China. Steiger is specialized in the textile machines for the fashion and has become the world leader for the medical applications.
Steiger, with more than 60 years of experience in the building of flat knitting machines, is today a company which is recognized internationally for their advanced high quality knitting machines. Steiger has always aimed from the beginning to satisfy the needs and requirements of their customers and has directed his research activities towards developing highly innovative technologies and to build flat knitting machines which are able to anticipate and satisfy the ever changing fashion trends in the world’s market.
Since july 2010, Steiger is member of the group Ningbo Cixing Co. Ltd. based in the province of Zhejiang in China. Ningbo Cixing Co. Is a company devoted to promoting knitting machinery technology. The main products including automatic flat knitting machines, seamless knitting machines for underwear and computerized high-speed pantyhose jacquard knitting machines. Today, Ningbo Cixing is the leading manufacturer worldwide in flat bed knitting.
HISTORY OF 60 YEARS
1979 – THE FIRST FULL ELECTRONIC MACHINE WORLDWIDE: ELECTRA
1991 – INTRODUCTION OF VESTA – INDIVIDUAL NEEDLE SELECTION
1999 – THE FIRST MACHINE WORLDWIDE WITH MOTORISED YARN GUIDES: VESTA MULTI: 4 HEADS – 24 YARN GUIDES
2000 – REVOLUTIONARY COMPOUND NEEDLE (PAT. WORLDWIDE)
- 2001 – BEST INTARSIA MACHINE: ARIES.3
2010 – MEMBER OF NINGBO YUREN GROUP
2011 – MEMBER OF FACTOR +
2012 – IPO SHENZEN STOCK EXCHANGE
2014 – ACQUISITION OF THE PRODUCTION BUILDING IN VIONNAZ
2015 – DEVELOPMENT OF THE FIRST FLAT KNITTING MACHINE FOR THE PRODUCTION IN 3 DIMENSIONS OF CARBON FIBER COMPOSITE MATERIAL
2017 – PRODUCTION OF THE TAURUS 2.170 XP FLAT KNITTING MACHINE USING THE PATENTED COMPOUND NEEDLE