Denis & Fils was established near Lyon in 1956 and is now being run by the third generation. Originally a silk manufacturer, the company has become a prestigious weaving workshop that specializes in luxury textiles for women's clothing and top French fashion brands. The beautiful fabrics are woven in silk, wool and cotton.
Chairman Bruno Denis is proud of the company’s heritage and its rise to success: “Stäubli has accompanied us throughout our journey, and the arrival of a new Stäubli machine has always been an auspicious event. We received our first Stäubli machine in 1987, when I was only eleven years old. We were in awe of its capabilities. Two years later, in 1989, a famous French design house entrusted us with weaving their collection, which allowed us to enter the luxury market.” Denis & Fils has relied on Stäubli machinery to meet the stringent demands of its luxury customers ever since. State-of-the-art, precision machinery is essential to handle the delicate and expensive yarns and avoid wastage. The machinery must be able to produce complex design patterns and offer great versatility in order to weave fine silks, delicate wools, and complex lamé threads into fabric collections of the highest quality.
Denis & Fils is now counting on the new Stäubli SX PRO Jacquard machine to meet the next challenges of the future. Weaving Mill Manager Patrick Seyve explains the choice: “Not only does the SX PRO give us the highest quality and design versatility, it will lower our energy costs and optimize production time. Its robust, low-maintenance design, combined with NOEMI electronic data transmission and the user-friendly intuitive controller, will save us downtime and thereby dramatically reduce our operating costs.”
"The new electronics have already been tried and tested on new formats which combine new modules that enable us to save energy, both mechanically, and in the hook selection system for the shed. All the strong points of the SX have been kept or improved. So this machine will certainly serve us for a long time and save us money in both energy and maintenance."