A HISTORY OF INNOVATION
In 1893 the Leeson family founded the Universal Winding Company. Through hard work,
dedication and continuous investment in new innovative winding processes, Universal
quickly became the technological leader in the manufacture of winding machinery for the
cotton and synthetic yarn markets. In 1959, Universal Winding Company changed its name
to Leesona Corporation. Leesona continued as the predominant supplier to the cotton
spun yarn market until the late 1970's. To capitalize on its expertise in adapting
winding equipment for the slit and melt extruded filament yarns, Leesona shifted its
product and market focus toward the synthetic fiber industry in 1982.
Today, Leesona serves the global textile market with particular emphasis in the technical
textile industry. To meet the demands of the technical textile industry, Leesona designs
and manufactures four categories of equipment that effectively handle any synthetic fiber:
Winders, Re-winders, Take-Ups and Winders for flanged spools and parallel winding. All equipment
can be configured and manufactured to meet customer needs and industry specific applications
including modern digital technology.
A WORLD OF EXPERIENCE
Always on the cutting edge of precision winding technology for both primary and
secondary processing, Leesona has become one of the largest textile machinery
manufacturers in the United States. The company's database of
wind combinations serves as the initial step in the
design of appropriate equipment for the application. Customer package build needs are
addressed by Leesona's ability to engineer equipment which accurately varies and
controls fiber tension, pressure, wind angle and winding speed.
Leesona provides solutions for the following materials and industries:
Acrylic filament and carbon fiber precursor
BCF manufacturing and rewinding
Glass fiber manufacturing and processing
Composite fibers and materials
Low catenary rewinding with high tenacity or high modulus fibers
Slit film and monofilament manufacturing
High density package winding
While the company's existing technologies address the requirements of
most fiber producers and processors, Leesona welcomes the opportunity
to develop equipment to accommodate a clients unique winding
A MYRIAD OF SOLUTIONS
The highly engineered synthetic fibers used in the manufacture of today's
high tech products often demands application of the latest winding
technologies. It is here that Leesona's experience and
expertise contributes to a myriad of innovative solutions for its
customers. Digital wind ratio control, programmable winding processes and
touch screen operator interface are but of the few technological
innovations Leesona offers.
A GLOBAL PRESENCE
Leesona is truly a global company. While engineering, manufacturing and sales
are headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina, Leesona also provides a
network of agents in over 40 countries. The company offers worldwide
factory-direct technical service and support. With a significant inventory
of "critical wear " parts most shipments of replacement parts are made within
24 hours. Leesona also maintains the ability to manufacture parts for any of
its equipment in service. Leesona accepts most major credit cards.
A REPUTATION FOR EXCELLENCE
Leesona has built its reputation for excellence on a sustained record of
reliable performance. By producing quality engineered precision winding
equipment. Leesona provides the experience, versatility and quality to
maximize your companies productivity.
That's why we say "From innovative design to dedicated service Leesona
delivers precision with every turn."