Comex A Century Of Leadership In Narrow Fabrics
State-of-the-art technology, research and development, and high quality standards help to further this Mexican company's long-term success.<b><i>TW</i> Special Report</b>
Textiles In Mexico TW Special Report Comex: A Century Of Leadership In Narrow Fabrics State-of-the-art technology, research and development, and high quality standards help to further this Mexican company's long-term success. Founded in 1897, Compania Mexicana Textil, better known in the marketplace as Comex, is a famiIy-owned Mexican company that works under very high standards of efficiency and quality.The company, whose slogan is "A Tradition of Quality," has a long historv of manufacturing all kinds of narrow fabrics including ribbon, elastic, webbing, trimming, bias tape, cord, hook and loop, and much more.The Comex narrow fabrics operation is considered a top example in the textile industry, using the most up-to-date technology in all its processes, preparation, weaving, dyeing and packaging. Company StrategiesComex's long-term success has been based on the following strategies: People are the main strength of the companya highly skilled wofkforce driven by continuous improvement without compromising standards. Customers are the focus of all operations, with a very close relationship based on respect, honesty, feedback and superior service. State-of-the-art technology in all manufacturing processes offers a competitive edge. Research and development is a must. All work must meet the company's high quality standards. Manufacturing PlantsComex has three manufacturing plants with about 700 looms, continuous dye ranges and computerized packaging machineryeach for a specific type of product. Each plant operates three shifts, six days a week, with an average of 91 percent working efficiency at very high speeds. Plant No. 1 manufactures all kinds of ribbon from 1.5 millimeters (mm) up to 130 mm; in solid, multicolor, multiweft and jacquard; for apparel, crafts, home decor and industrial markets. Materials used include polyester, polyamide, and metallic yarns. Bias tapes are made using cotton or polyester.