HITEX / HITEX HISTORY

THE HITEX HISTORY

1982

1982

Company established by Jerk Jepson & Lars Runeman

1985

First prestige carpet order for Swedish goverment. The carpet is placed at the Swedish embassy in Riyad

The first robot was built

1986

First prestige carpet order for cruise ship

1987

Cooperation with Kinnasand

1989

The company was sold to Kinnasand

1991

The prototype for todays robot was made

1993

Mr. Jepson and Mr. Runeman bought the company back from Kinnasand

Industrial buildings acquired

1997

Major upgrade of the robot

2001

First participation in Domotex, Hanover. Exhibitor every year since

2002

The first robot was sold to Turkey, delivered in Januari 2003

2003

First participation in ITMA, Birmingham

Started cooperation with sales representative in Turkey, England/Ireland, Holland/Belgium

2004

Hitex AB founds the subsidiary
Hitex Robot Handtuft AB

2005

First participation in Domotex ASIA, Shanghai. Exhibitor every year since

First participation in ITMA asia, Singapore

Started cooperation with sales representatives in China

2006

Jerk Jepson sells his part of the company to Lars Runeman

2007

A prototype for a new robot is built

Started cooperation with sales representatives in USA

First participation in FloorTek, Dalton GA

2008

Started cooperation with sales representative in Iran

Release of HPR 3×2 and the HPR 4×3

2009

Release of the revolutionary dynamic yarn feed control

2010

Release of the revolutionary dynamic cut/loop control

2011

Prestiges order of 10 units to the worlds largest rug producer, Oriental Weavers, Egypt

Hitex starts co-operation with German company Convenient Air GmbH for custom VIP aircraft carpet

2012

Introduction of the Hitex EASY SPARE program to aviation industry

2013

Introduction of the Hitex E-CONDUCT system to aviation industry

Release of Hitex Data Analyzer. Software to compile production statistics from Hitex tuft robots

2014

Release of Hitex Tuft CAD. First real vector based deisgn software for robot tufting

2016

Filip Stålebjer, Markus Sandström and Johanna Porshammar new shareholders

2017

Hitex Robot Handtuft AB becomes Hitex Robot Tuft AB

Launch of new webpage

2017