Used Textile machinery - Polani Corporation
Thies Textile Machines | Thies GmbH & Co. KG
After the Islamic Revolution and the subsequent nationalization of much of the industrial sector, there was insufficient investment due to the reluctance of private investors. Also, the government believed that the existing capacity was sufficient to meet domestic demand. Between 1980 and 1993, capacity grew. The industry totally depended on the import of machines and technology, which further constrained its development due to foreign exchange restrictions. Then the government invested in the creation of two companies to assemble spinning machines; but this decision only relocated the problem, because these assembly companies also needed foreign exchange. After more than a century, Iran’s industrialized textile production was still not competitive, although it benefited from domestically produced, cheap wool and a cheap, though poorly trained, labor force.
Second-hand textile machines and used nonwovens …
In the 1990s, output increased again due to a rise in income and stronger protective measures. In 1993, the number of spindles was 1.5 million, and the number of weaving and knitting machines 40,000. It has been estimated that about 420,000 workers, that is, 30 percent of the total industrial labor force, were working in the textile industry (UNIDO, 1995, p. 99). Most workers were employed in the cottage industry, which included unlicensed workshops for weaving handmade carpets and small tailor shops. The industrialized textile and garment production, with a workforce of about 150,000, was the largest industrial employer.