Sultex Becomes Sole Sulzer Machinery Manufacturer

Effective the end of 2003, Switzerland-based Sultex Ltd. became the sole manufacturer and marketer
of weaving machines sold under the Sulzer Textil brand name. The company and its products are no
longer affiliated with Sulzer Tessile, now SMIT S.p.A., Italy. Sulzer’s product portfolio includes
the L9400 air-jet, rapier, projectile and multi-phase weaving machines built in Switzerland, as
well as its L5400 air-jet machines manufactured in cooperation with Japan-based Toyota Industries

January 2004