One of the Largest Textile Machinery
Manufacturers in the United States
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 manufacturing winding machinery for the cotton and synthetic yarn markets. In 1959, Universal Winding Company changed its name to Leesona Corporation. 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 on 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: Precision Automatic and manual Take-up Winders, Re-winders, Tension controlled Un-rolling, and Winders for flanged spools and traverse 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 designing appropriate equipment for the application. Customer package build needs are addressed by Leesona’s ability to engineer equipment that accurately varies and controls fiber tension, pressure, wind angle, and winding speed.
Leesona provides solutions for the following materials and industries:
- Acetate & acrylic filament
- Carbon fiber/PAN precursor
- Glass fiber processing
- Coated yarns
- Composite fibers and materials
- Hollow fibers
- Low catenary/multiple end tows of high tenacity/high modulus fibers
- Slit film tape and monofilament manufacturing
- Medical textiles
- Unique winding applications
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 client’s unique winding requirements.
The highly engineered synthetic fibers used in the manufacture of today’s high-tech products often demand the application of the latest winding technologies. It is here that Leesona’s experience and expertise contribute 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. With engineering, manufacturing, and sales headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina, Leesona 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 company’s productivity.
That’s why we say, “From innovative design to dedicated service, Leesona delivers precision with every turn.”
Director & CFO
In 2019, Leesona merged with Lohia Corp, a machinery manufacturer located in Kanpur, India. Lohia is a global supplier of machinery for end-to-end solutions for the woven fabric industry used in packaging systems for solid bulk materials and infrastructure applications. The Lohia machinery offerings include tape stretching lines, circular looms, tape winders, extrusion coating lines, bag conversion lines, spin-draw-wind extrusion systems, and other low-speed winders. The integration and combined technologies of both companies broaden the entire product range and significantly expand the market reach and capabilities of the newly combined companies. Leesona continues to operate as an independent company.