We are delighted to give you a little insight in one of the show’s first confirmed exhibitors.
Please tell us a little bit about WINTECH and the history of the company？
WINTECH is an Italian company based in Venice, specialised in producing footwear injection machineries. The brand WINTECH has been established in 1999 by our founders which had over 40-year experiences on injection machinery for the footwear industry. The EVA material boom, helped WINTECH to become an international brand, specialised in EVA injection machineries for soles, boots and sandals.
Over the years, WINTECH managed to establish itself worldwide with its entire line of products, providing customers any type of injection footwear machinery, a full 360 service, from the boot in PVC / TR and PU, safety or casual footwear in polyurethane up to the soles and sandals in EVA and TR.
What is your core business?
The spearhead of our product offer are the thermoplastic boots machine and the direct injection polyurethane machine for safety and casual shoes.
Big player such as HONEYWELL, L.L.BEAN, CHINOOK, COFRA SAFETY, PLASTICAUCHO and RIO VINYL are just a few of the customers around the globe that embrace the WINTECH technology on polyurethane direct injection machines, thermoplastic boots machines and soles machines.
What makes your machines unique?
WINTECH machines are well known for being reliable, robust, easy to operate and practical! Our machines are designed to help our customers to create the highest profit in terms of efficiency and output. The versatility of our engineering departments helps the customer to find the best machine configuration based on their needs.
WLX series THERMOPLASTIC BOOTS MACHINE
How important is innovation for you?
Innovation is key! Innovation for WINTECH is the starting point for every new machine development. We are always looking for the best possible solution to guarantee our customers the most innovative machinery on the market.
What is/are your latest innovation/s?
Over the last two years, WINTECH has revolutionised the thermoplastic soles production, by turn out the new BORADUE machine. This is a three-station rotary machine, for the production of dual color soles with thermoplastic materials. A true innovation compared to conventional three-station static machines. BORADUE machine configuration is unique in the market, patented and a real innovation in the soles business, key differentiator it the very high output and reduced consumption rate.
BORADUE is not the only innovation in the WINTECH pipeline, also in polyurethane direct injection, with the WINSHOES machine series, we have developed a new concept of mould-holder, which – thanks to the “arched opening” design of the rings allows and facilitates the use of robotics, increasing the machine automation. Automation is the direction we are focusing on. The global market asks for automation, it wants more and more automated machines where human interaction is reduced to a minimum. At WINTECH we can fully satisfy this demand, thanks to our engineering team which is fully dedicated in its research and has its own automation department.
WINSHOES series SAMPLE
Why did you decide to be a part of the Footwear Innovation Show?
We decide to attend to this show because the footwear world is changing very fast, it is undergoing a continuous evolution and always looking for latest innovation.
One of the main products we will be focusing on this exhibition is our polyurethane WINSHOES machine series. The world’s biggest players in footwear industry are using direct injection and we are convinced that our machine gives them the best solutions and support.
What are your expectation for the Show?
Our expectation is very high! We expect to get in touch with high level footwear manufacturers, to give and understand their vision of the future of the footwear market.
We believe that the interaction between machine manufacturer and the shoes manufacturer is fundamental, necessary to create real innovation.
Interview with Mr. Andrea Miotto / WINTECH SRL / www.wintechitalia.it