Look Who's Heading South for the Winter

Happy New Year! Or perhaps we should say: ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! For a while now, SPESA has started off the beginning of every new year with a trip to Medellin for Colombiatex de las Américas. The trade show attracts thousands of attendees from all over the world interested in learning more about fashion, textiles, and sewn products equipment in South America.

This year, we will be sharing our booth with a few SPESA members showcasing their exceptional products and services to the Latin American market.

FKgroup has been focusing on analysis, planning, and automation for the cutting room for more than 55 years. From its headquarters in Dalmine, Bergamo – the heart of “Made in Italy” textile production – to Asia and South America, FKgroup has carried its brand name with the most eminent Italian and international brands in textile production in all its segments, from fashion to home textile, from automotive to composite fabrics. FKgroup’s business philosophy is to change each environment into a new concept of production – a way of thinking that FKgroup applies to each of its customers with its “tailor made” service.

Methods Workshop LLC is a leading developer and provider of engineering and costing software solutions for the global fashion and sewn products industries. Since 1982, Methods Workshop has provided more than 400 leading apparel, footwear, furniture, home fashion, transportation, industrial textiles, and other sewn products companies with the systems, support, consulting, training, and certification they need to increase competitiveness and accelerate speed to market.

Advanced Distribution Technologies, Inc. is a dependable provider of laser engraving tools and equipment. In operation since 1985, Advanced Distribution Technologies expertly helps customers find the right product to complete a personal project or specific business goal, handling single or bulk orders with ease. The company is known for high-quality tools at an affordable pricing standard.

Henderson Sewing Machine Co., founded in 1968, is a global supplier of industrial sewing machines, sewing machine parts, and custom automated sewing machines for the sewn products industry. It has grown by offering customers the highest quality products at competitive prices with superior customer service. The company also has a cutting edge engineering team that designs custom automated systems to fill any need a customer may have. Henderson Sewing Machine Co. helps create a competitive advantage for its customers through superior customer service, advanced technology, and a successful partner relationship with each.

Frontier Distributors have made quality sewing machine tables in the United States since 1984. Under the leadership of Lewis Feinberg, the company transformed from a pure distribution operation to a manufacturing/distribution operation, delivering quality products in half the time of its major competitors. Vice President Bert Feinberg now seeks to maintain Frontier Distributors/Phillocraft, Inc.’s established reputation for quality products and services, while at the same time modernizing and optimizing its operations as the workstation industry prepares for the future of manufacturing. Frontier Distributers acquired Phillocraft, Inc. in 2004.

Phillocraft is a leading American manufacturer of industrial equipment: industrial tables, workstations, workbenches, and distributor of ergonomic seating. Through the ups and downs of economic cycles, Phillocraft has been there. It has been providing quality design, trustworthy craftsmanship, and responsive service to its customers since 1924. When it comes to sales, Phillocraft wears only one hat: Phillocraft products are sold exclusively through its network of over 600 Authorized Distributors.

Colombiatex 2020 will be January 21-23 at Plaza Mayor in Medellin, Colombia. Be sure to stop by Stand RJ164 in the Red Pavilion to learn more about these impressive SPESA members!