History

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The 40s: The Beginnings

1940

Jaume Galan, trained as a metallurgist in different companies in Barcelona and its surrooundings sets up a workshop of machinery repair in Terrassa.

1942

The lack of resources caused by the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) and the difficulties of importing machinery derived from the World War II (1939-45) offers Jaume Galan the opportunity to manufacturate machines, which are as far apart as a leather-surface measurer or a circular knitting loom.

1943

The first hanking machines are manufactures for the local manufacturers of hand knitting yarns.

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The 50s: Subsistance and Research for a Distinguishing Product

1952

Jaume Galan develops and registers as a patent an innovative spindle transmission system by means of gears. This new technology is integrated in his machines as it provides many advantages regarding the existing technology. Design of his first assembling machine.

1956

The Molinosa Machine and its novel design is a sales success on account of the reliability amd sturdiness given by the gear transmission system.

The 60s: Consolidation

1960

Design of his first ring assembling-twisting machine model CR60-64 with gear-driven splindles.

1962

Machines are exhibited for the first time at the first Expomatex fair in Barcelona.

1963

Moving into new premises of 1,000m2.

1967

First great exports order of six machines for Argentina.

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The 70s: Commitment to Long-Fibre Spinning

1975

Jaume Galan retires and sets up HERMANOS TALLERES GALAN, S.A., handing over the company administration to his two sons Jaume and Josep.

1977

Design of the ring spinning frame without draft for carded wool model CHSE, intended for the carpet sector.

1979

GALAN Takes part in the international machinery exhibition ITMA’79 in Milan, where the novelties in twisting ang long fibre spinning models CRR-75 y CHSE are exhibited.
This same year the minitwister concept is born: the first monoblock twister with a few spindles. It is an innovative machine that stands out because it is versatile and adapts to the market needs.

The 80s: Going International

1980

His ring spinning frame for woolen carded yarns model CHFT is designed, which is meant for the manufacture of fine wool yarns. The Spanish association of textile machinery AMTEX is born and GALAN becomes a founding member.

1982

The company’s international presence increases dramatically, exhibiting its products in fairs all over the world.

1983

His first precision winder model CAP83 is designed.

1987

The automatic doffing for large package twisters is carried out to improve efficiency and safety.

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The 90s: Difficult Years of Transition to Technical Yarns

A great crisis in the textile sector forces the company to reinvent itself and to carry out new products in order to keep its presence in the market.

1993

His first machine for twisting and winding Baler Twine is developed. This machine is completed with the innovative bobbin automatic doffing for the model CRG and the automatic precision rewinder model BBA.

1995

A machine range for fancy yarn spinning model CRF is developed. His first machines with Ø 400 mm rings are manufactured.

1997

12,000 spidles model CHEP for a cotton spinning in Romania are supplied.

1999

The differences in the company management lead to a division of the society. Josep Galan sets up the new GALAN TEXTILE MACHINERY, S.L., following the original philosophy.

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Years 2000: Investment for Quality

The company goes through a deep process of modernization and reorganization, whereas its management becomes professional.

2000

The QMS, ISO 9001:2000 is introduced and approved.

2001

The model UNI 1×1, his first modular assembling-twisting machine with just one motor per spindle, is designed and launched.

2002

The model MULTI, is developed and put on the market, giving more versatility to the wide range of twisters.

2003

The new rewinder model BBCA is designed and commercialized.

2004

Twisters models PR y CR are redesigned.

2005

Diseño de la máquina de doble torsión en línea con aro, modelo UpTwister.

2008

In the midst of the crisis, Galan gets one of its greatest orders up to the moment by a manufacturer of conveyor belts from the United States.

Years 2010: Modernization of the company

2010

Josep Galan transfers the management of the company to his son Xavier Galan, who is already the third generation.

2011

The new parallel winder model EPCA is designed and launched.

2012

A 500m2 showroom and a fully equipped laboratory of tests and trials are built.

2014

The flyer twister model RTA is designed and introduced to the market.

2015

The same year of the company’s 75th anniversary, Josep Galan passes away. He has led the transition into technical yarns, implemented the quality management system and has laid the foundations of the company’s updating. A spinning machine is redesigned and manufactured again, after being discontinued for over 10 years.

2016

A kiss-roll overlay finish application device, models KR750 and KR1500, is designed and launched.

2018

Design and launch of a range of easy-to-mount modular crews with a patented joining system.

2018

Implementation of a comprehensive ERP management system.

2019

First models with technology compatible with Ind 4.0.

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