In 1990 SIATEX® (55% Sulzer Italy branch and 45% Piani Family) – textile machinery company comes to the market and Mr. Franco Piani becomes CEO and Managing Director.
During nineties SIATEX® works properly on Italian market selling new Sulzer Machineries and getting success all over the world selling used textile machinery. Considering that at that time the market was going towards a globalized system, the company had to reflect on working in a more international way. Mr. Franco Piani was helped by an enthusiast and qualified team and all together contributed to expand the operations throughout the world. Moreover, they worked properly in order to improve at international level the distinction of the products sold and the quality of the services offered. It was a new way of making business in textile, in few years Siatex achived a relevant position recording a turnover up to Lire 18 billion (€ 9 million).
In 1999 Piani Family becomes the only shareholder, keeping on with the trade of both new and second-hand textile machines such us Somet, Sulzer, Vamatex, Picanol, Nuovo Pignone, Smit, Picanol, Dornier and all kinds of finishing, weaving preparation, spinning, dyeing machinery supply.