Somelos Expands With Benninger Machinery

In an effort to increase capacity at its Portugal plant, Somelos Group, Portugal, has ordered a
Bensizetec sizing system and four Ergotec sectional warpers from Switzerland-based Benninger Co.

The international textile group expects the Ben-sizetec system will provide a controlled and
reproducible sizing process, leading to improved quality and efficiency in weaving. The Ergotec
installations are expected to improve warp quality and increase productivity. Somelos already owns
several Benninger warpers, sectional warpers and sizing ranges.

January/February 2006