ÅTVIDABERG – A pioneering Swedish tech business which has developed patented technology that provides high quality colouring of textile thread on demand has entered a partnership with a major leading global manufacturer, Scanfil. The deal will see Scanfil manufacture Coloreel’s first commercial product, Coloreel Embroline, with production set to start in autumn at Åtvidaberg, Sweden.
The Coloreel technology enables the instant colouring of textile thread while it is in textile production and can work with existing embroidery machine. By instantly colouring a white base thread during embroidery production, the technology allows users the freedom to create unique embroideries without any limitations in the use of colours and opening up significant design possibilities. The technology can be used for industrial embroidery, sewing, knitting and weaving.
Established in 2009, Coloreel has attracted considerable interest within the apparel industry, and was awarded a €2.1m grant from the EU Framework program for research and innovation, Horizon 2020.
“We have been working many years with technology development, and Scanfil has a high level of competence in production, purchasing, quality assurance and industrialization. Together we have an efficient organisation for producing good products,” said Mattias Nordin, CEO at Coloreel.
Said Steve Creutz, managing director of Scanfil Åtvidaberg AB: “We are very pleased that Coloreel chooses Scanfil as its strategic partner. We have extensive experience working on developing and manufacturing technically advanced systems, which has been crucial for Coloreel. Another advantage is our industrial structure where our local units enable close dialogue with the customer regarding, for example, technologies, prototypes and volume ramp-up, while at the same time our global factory network can provide alternative production options throughout the product lifecycle.”
Scanfil’s services to Coloreel include manufacturing, product development and sourcing activities. Scanfil will also support with all the logistics around the machines.