1930. Mr Juan Payás Ausiró founds the company PAYAS in Manresa (Spain).
The company starts manufacturing spinning spindles, drafting rollers and metal accessories for the spinning industry. He has a workshop, cast iron and aluminium foundry. He gets a license to sell SKF products in Spain, specially the spindle bearings that were for the first time used in the spinning industry. The company is born with the aim of upgrading and reforming existing spinning machinery.

1957. The company is constituted as JUAN PAYAS S.A. under the new mercantile laws that came in force at that time.

1963. The company gets the license to sell drafting systems from SKF such as pendulum arms.

1971. Export business starts, first in Europe and South America

1974. The company receives from the Chamber of Commerce the prize for leading Export Company.

1974. PINTER was founded as a trading company as a successor of JUAN PAYAS S.A.
PINTER name comes from the acronym: Payas International.
The aim of this new company is to adapt the company to the new times and new products. The new company is transformed into a more dynamic; export oriented, and efficient organization. The production is mostly outsourced and the critical components and assembly are verified in a smaller workshop.
The company focus its activities in the commercial area and in R+D.
New agents are searched around the world, especially in Asia.
As components business for upgradation of machines becomes more difficult and more competitive, the company also starts the business of upgrading second hand machinery.

1975. PINTER starts the manufacturing of its own products and not only components. For example: Core Yarn and Slub attachments and yarn Sensors.

1985. PINTER buys the current building in the town of Santpedor next to Manresa and moves all its activity to this new facility.

2000. PINTER activity is by that time only centered in the Core Yarn and Slubs, where a great success is achieved due to the patented V-roller guide for the Lycra.

2004. PINTER develops its own Compact Spinning system and stops its production in 2008.

2007. PINTER buys FANI (Italy). This company is specialised in the manufacture of detection systems, roving stop devices and monitoring systems. These systems complement perfectly with the Core Yarn business.

2010. Pinter Service Asia is founded in Coimbatore India. This branch assembles, erects and services Pinter products in the Indian market.

2012. Pinter Fani Asia is founded in Coimbatore India. This branch assembles, sells and services Pinter-Fani products in the Indian market. PFA also develops software applications for the monitoring systems

2012. Pinter merges with CAIPO (Italy). This company that was once a direct competitor becomes a partner and the slubs are renewed using the best of both technologies. The name of the company becomes PINTER CAIPO

2015. A joint venture with a Chinese manufacturer creates PINTER YUHUA CHINA. This company takes care of the manufacturing and marketing of monitoring systems for the Chinese market

2016 PINTER CAIPO buys SOFTEX (Italy). This company is specialized in the development of software for monitoring systems. With this acquisition, PINTER CAIPO group becomes very strong in this field and now it can offer a complete software suite not only for the spinning sector but also for the weaving and dyeing departments.




1963. Bolli Giuseppe founds the company CAIPO in Vallemosso (Biella).
The name CAIPO comes from the acronym: Costruzione Apparecchiature Industriali Pneumatiche Oleodinamiche. The company starts manufacturing pneumatic cylinders and electro-pneumatic attachments for the textile sector, mainly for finishing machinery because of Mr Bolli’s deep experience in this field. The proximity of the many wool mills in Biella, famous around the world, allows developing automation systems for kinds of textile processes.

1968. A terrible landslide hits Vallestrona and the workshop is completely destroyed. The new installation is built on a hill in Frazione Violetto, where we can still find it.

1972. In order to help in the management of the company, the daughter Marilena and his husband Miorelli Alvaro join the company. The international commercial network is developed, with the reinforcement of the European markets, specially, in France, Spain, Yugoslavia and Switzerland.

1974. CAIPO is one of the first companies to use electronics in their attachments. The first electronic system to produce slub yarn on a ring frame is born. The model of control boxes for finishing machines is extended in order to supply to all the main Italian textile machinery manufacturers. The automation for the textile sector is revolutionized.

1976. The production premises are enlarged and the production of electronic control boxes is increased. The pneumatic line is also completed with a section of on-off valves. Exports increase in Southeast Asia, America and Africa.

1980. CAIPO di Bolli Giuseppe becomes CAIPO AUTOMAZIONE INDUSTRIALE.

1989. The electronic and IT department of CAIPO develops one of the first CAD for the textile design and the representation and creation on paper of samples of fabric made on a loom with dobby. This product receives the award of the Italian Ministry of Research and Development. In order to give answer to the necessities of the Italian fancy spinners, the Fancy Tops is projected and constructed as a draw frame that plays with different coloured tops. This is the first machine in the world with such features.

1995. In the spinning sector the system for the production of Core yarns on ring frames is introduced.

2000. The Asian market expands; the requests for attachments for the spinning are increased significantly; the use of microprocessors and the development of specialized software calls for a reorganization and concentration of the research activity and production towards the spinning sector.

2007. Due to the importance of the Indian textile market and in order to lead it in the right way, the LAKSHMI CAIPO INDUSTRIES Ltd is formed. This company is a joint venture with Lakshmi Ring and Travellers Ltd.

2012. CAIPO merges with Pinter (Spain). This company, which was once a direct competitor, becomes a partner. The technological, productive, and commercial synergies of both make as a result the absolute world leader in special yarn attachments.

2016. CAIPO, on behalf of the PinterCaipo group, buys the majority of SOFTEX Biella. This company is specialized in the development of software for monitoring systems. With this acquisition the PINTER CAIPO group becomes very strong in monitoring software, not only for the spinning sector but also for the weaving and dyeing departments