PENTEK Textile Machinery designs, manufactures, sells and services textile equipment and technologies in the preparation and finishing segments. Pentek's design and production philosophy focuses on innovation and export since the very first steps. Aware of the high manufacturing costs typical of European areas, it was clear from the outset that the challenge was to offer totally innovative solutions and services capable of competing on international markets.


Pentek has been exporting 92% of its production for at least 5 years and has been producing since 2020 in a new state-of-the art building on an area of ​​approximately 10,000 m2, energy autonomous, and production 100% made in Italy. It has a sales network of 53 agencies worldwide and currently exports 58% to Asia, 20% to Europe and the Mediterranean basin and 14% to the Americas.

For many years now, the investment rate in Research and Development has averaged 15.6% of turnover. The growth of personnel dedicated to the development of machinery and processes did not stop even in 2020, aggregating 4 new figures with great experience and history between the management and as many in the operating sector.


Pentek is a world leader for innovative technologies in the preparation and finishing sector in specific segments: continuous tumbler and continuous rope washing ranges. Our products are characterized by a high degree of innovation and all machines are protected by registered international patents.

The logic of each new product inevitably arises from production or commercial problems collected from our international customers, thanks to a constant and constructive dialogue with our customers around the world in search of unresolved problems.The timeframe that goes from the primary idea - daughter of market needs - to design, patent registration, prototype creation, up to the development of tests and new samples, covers an average of 2 years. As many years are then necessary before the principle is grafted into the world production context to offer the desired commercial returns and set significant sales trends.This hard and continuous task has allowed us over time to be recognized as true innovators and reliable partners, and has pushed the growth, quadruplicating its turnover in the decade 2007 to 2017 and then consolidating its positioning with a steady regular growth in the last 3 years, thanks to an adequate internal structure.

For many years now we have been developing processes and products with a strong emphasis on SUSTAINABILITY, founded right from the design stages with patents and process criteria aimed at reducing energy and thermal consumption for drying lines, and consumption of water and chemicals on washing lines.


PENTEK starts designing, producing and marketing textile machinery from the year 2000. Initially dedicated to niche sectors, such as discontinuous rope tumblers and wool finishing machinery, PENTEK goes beyond the logic of the single machine and proposes process technology solutions that involve a combination of machinery and continuous process logics.

Historically the most widespread product and the driving force behind this growth was EnAIRgy, the continuous open-air tumbler, mainly in the Home textile, Denim, printed and silky fabrics, pile fabrics, linen and shirting sectors.To date, the continuous tumbling production segment, both in open and in rope (extended to 4 product families), still accounts for half of Pentek of turnover.

Since 2017 the growth is ensured by the new washing range in continuous, particularly dedicated to the after print washes, preparation step (bleaching, optical white, enzymatic biopolishing), after washes as well as washing for chemical-physical finishing using air jet. The revolutionary and winning feature was to reproduce the effectiveness of a dyeing soft flow finally continuous with substantial savings in the consumption of water, products and labor, in direction of an effective eco-sustainability, so essential today.


Well aware that a stable growth occurs only through the aggregation of knowledge and consolidation of processes, Pentek has embarked on an agglomeration path of key figures in the sector, drivers of innovation always in a context of open dialogue and partnership with our suppliers: what we call the K-factor.

Since 2007 it has been associated with Orion, a solid reality for the construction of electrical panels and industrial software, SIEMENS licensee, and became e sister company of Pentek in 2020. Orion is a central resource for customized solutions and absolute competence in the field.

The new frontier for 2021 was the creation of a subsidiary company, called Kromatica Textile Machinery Srl, which makes use of the technical and industrial knowledge and resources in after printing processes. This new production line is the ideal complement to the machinery described above and allows us to offer turnkey plant solutions for the printing sector (digital and conventional), which has become strategic in the last 5 years.

The key to the future is sustainable development and service, understood as proximity to the customer, in synergy and with the relocation of services. We have developed local start-up and service centers with direct international presence and with remote assistance, by deploying centralized service management model, complete with training and monitoring.

First installations of Mystik (flash ager) and Geyser (open width continuous steamer for printed goods)

Pentek introduces K-Booster, modular dryer in open width.In the same year Pentek sets up the new company KROMATICA Textile Machinery srl, to boost its product range to the printing finishing and services (steamers and flash agers)

It is the year of ITMA in Barcelona, PENTEK presents PowAIR, the sustainable choice of tumbling: PowAIR combines high evaporation capacity within significant gas and energy savings.  

The company proposes a new machine: FlyAIR – mn two variants (4 and 8 vats), following its vocation for novelty. FlyAIR is the first continuous tumbler in rope form.

During ITMA's four-year appointment in Milan Pentek presents a new technological tool: WANNY, the modular and continuous soft flow washing range for washing after printing, preparation baths and washing after dyeing.

During ITMA 2011 in Barcelona, ​​ PENTEK presents DreamAIR. the first air jet in continuous to perform chemical-phisical processes in rope form, such as enzyming, caustifications and color fading effects.

Thanks to the new patent, PENTEK presents DesAIR, the evolution of the EnAIRgy continuous tumbler, designed for knitted fabrics.

Thanks to a new international patent, EnAIRgy was created. EnAIRgy is the first continuous tumbler with adjustable width to operate both In open width and rope form in a continuous mode.

PentAIR line enriches with the version for washing processes and in two variants: 2 and 4 channels.

Pentek creates PentAIR, discontinuos rope form equipment for steaming, drying and tumbling 

Pentek was born in later summer 1999. Its name comes from the 5 founding partners, including the current president, Alberto Ciabattini and a primary textile machinery company of the Prato district.