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Founded in 1929, Navis TubeTex is a leader in finishing machinery for the global textile industry. Based in Lexington, North Carolina, Navis TubeTex designs, engineers and manufactures the world’s leading machinery for the global knit, woven, nonwoven, technical and geotextile industries.
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TubeTex was founded in Woodside, New York in 1929 by Samuel “Pop” Cohn. The company supplied machinery for finishing “tubular” knit fabrics.

Since then, the customer base has grown and diversified into many areas outside the core “tubular” knit business such as wovens, open-width knits, nonwovens, technical textiles, home furnishings, carpet and plastic film.

Reflecting the diversification and “navigation” into new areas the company name was changed to “Navis TubeTex” in 2006.

It was during this same year that Will Motchar was named President and Chief Executive Officer having previously been the Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing. In 2011, Motchar teamed with the Capitala Group, based in Charlotte, NC, to purchase the company.

Today the company is flourishing through an ever increasing commitment to organic growth of new technologies and products with a special focus on “green” technologies that decreases water, chemical and energy usage for its customers.

In addition of internal product development, Navis TubeTex continues to acquire strategic brands to better serve existing customers while expanding its customer base.

2018

Tandematic – Purchase of Tandematic low tension feed systems and tenter auxiliaries.

2018

Consultex Spray Systems – Purchase of Consultex Spray Systems

2006

Marshall & Williams – Manufacturer of tenter frames (stenters), mercerizers, hot-flue ovens, and pre-dryers

AshbyMaterialHandling

1999

Ashby Industries – Manufacturer of continuous bleaching and fabric handling machinery

RFG

1998

RFG – Manufacturer of surface finishing machinery

jemco

1997

Jemco – Manufacturer of continuous bleaching machinery

Testimonials

  • Navis TubeTex has been the best choice for Humbolt Sugereaza Moda. The machines arrived and have performed exactly as described. The quality and service has been excellent. We feel we have a true partner standing with us.

     

    Mr. Sergiu Cimak Humbolt Sugereaza Moda
  • Navis TubeTex is a strategic partner that provides us with not just machinery but solutions to our processing challenges. They have always been at the forefront of product development and introducing new technologies. Their expertise in finishing is an asset for them and invaluable to us.

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    Todd Dickson Director Operations/Technical Support Hanesbrands, Inc.
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