History, heritage and high-tech skills for manufacturing the excellence of the future.
Since over 110 years, Savio has been researching and manufacturing machines for yarn finishing sector, with developed products to ensure high performance through time.
Founded in Pordenone, North East of Italy, in 1911 by entrepreneur Marcello Savio as a workshop for the production of textile components for the local industry, is today the world leader in the field of yarn finishing machines. Savio now operates worldwide in the production and marketing of automatic winders and two-for-one twisters with manufacturing plants in Italy, China and India.

  1. Marcello Savio establishes a small workshop specialized in repairing textile machinery, mainly looms.

    Marcello Savio
  2. The thirty-three years old, Luciano Savio, succeeds his father in the management of the company.

    Luciano Savio
  3. Marcello Savio dies. 

    The first machine is produced: the Assembly winder BS.

    Binatrice BS
  4. In the years of the post war recovery, Luciano Savio takes on the responsibility of the company. He begins developing textile machinery of his own design and launches his products on the market.​

  5. Savio decides to penetrate the spinning sector, by introducing in the market the thread-guided winder USr and some years later CSr, thus starting the competition with the world leading manufacturers.

  6. Luciano Savio, along with Lino Zanussi, is one of the sponsors of IPSIA, Professional Institute for Industry and Craftmanship in Pordenone.

  7. Savio develops the Automatic Winder RSA.

  8. Savio is acquired by ENI (the Italian Multinational Oil and Gas Company).

    Savio ENI
  9. At the ITMA in Milan, Savio displays another milestone with the introduction of the RAS 15 C/I, the first link winder appeared on the world market.

  10. The automatic winder ESPERO is presented at ITMA in Paris. It proves to be very successful, thanks to its versatility, reliability, simplicity and operation economy.

  11. Savio is handed over by ENI to a private group of investors and managers. In the hands of a motivated and resourceful management, Savio consolidated its position on the market; the first manufacturing joint ventures in China and India are set up, in order to have a privileged point of entry into what will become the main textile markets of the future.

  12. Savio is taken over by the Radici Group.

  13. At ITMA in Paris, the ORION winder is presented. By massively applying electronics, Savio develops the most modern and advanced winder ever seen before: the winding head is fully managed by an electronic CPU board, which controls all functions.

  14. Radici Group creates ITEMA Group, a new industrial holding bringing together the activities of textile machinery: Savio is the leading brand of the Itema Spinning business unit.

    2001 Savio itema spinning
  15. At ITMA in Munich, Savio officially presents the full range of the new POLAR automatic winders.

  16. Savio acquires the Barco Vision Group - which gathers companies like Loepfe Brothers Ltd (Switzerland), BMSvision (Belgium), Sedo Treepoint (Germany) - and Eutron Spa (Italy).

  17. Alpha private equity fund acquires from Itema Group the 100% of Savio Macchine Tessili S.p.A. and its controlled units.

    Savio group old
  18. Savio Macchine Tessili S.p.A. becomes the controlling shareholder of the company Mesdan S.p.A.​

  19. ​Savio Macchine Tessili S.p.A. becomes the controlling shareholder of the company Saviotechnics s.r.o., former Elitechnics, based in Czech Republic.

  20. At ITMA in Milan, Savio officially presents the ECO PULSARS automatic winder.

  21. Vandewiele  acquires from Alpha Private Equity the 100% of Savio Macchine Tessili S.p.A. and its controlled units.

    SV logo
  22. At ITMA Milan, Savio presents the new Automatic Winder Proxima Smartconer®, and the new Air-jet Spinning machine Lybra Smartspinner®.