Geropa Sport affirms quality of BUSI® socks knitting machines

The company’s first BUSI® machines, manufactured in 1993, are still in production today, the company reports.

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The company’s first BUSI® machines, manufactured in 1993, are still in production today, the company reports. According to BUSI® Giovanni, this is a proof of the longevity of its machines, which are said to have a proven average life of 25 years.

European manufacturer and supplier Geropa Sport was established more than 35 years ago. Among the first purchases from Busi Giovanni was the BUSI® 500 single cylinder sock machine. Today the company uses it mainly to produce high quality heavy-work socks. After more than 20 years, all four of the company’s BUSI® machines are still very reliable in terms of performances and quality, according to the manufacturer.

BUSI® 500

BUSI® 500 is a single cylinder sock machine with latch needles in the dial to enable it to produce heavy gauge sport socks with true rib and terry and it is provided with full electronic control.

The machine is equipped with striping unit on both feeds (6+5 feeders) and with a terry device that allows knitting "sandwich type" terry or conventional terry (not plated), the company explains. The change from plain stitch to half terry and full terry is completely automatic.

Busi Giovanni S.r.l.

Since 1958 Busi Giovanni has specialized in the design and construction of single-cylinder machines with rib needles in the dial for the production of high-quality stockings, socks and tights. Today, BUSI® is recognized worldwide as one of the most inventive producers of machines for high-performance and high-tech socks.

The company is a supplier to the most important producers of stockings, socks and tights, for the men's, women's and children's markets - classic, patterned, sports, technical-sports, as well as medical, with special solutions for graduated compression.

BUSI® sells in more than 50 countries around the world (90% export) through a network of partners that provide distribution and service.

«…We bought second-hand BUSI machines made early 2000. We refurbished them and now they are ready to run.
These machines are really good, so please don’t tell me that they are obsolete! » - says Luís Costa (Faria da Costa Lda – Owner)


Luis Costa in the manufacturing site of his factory, FARIA da COSTA Lda, with one of their
20-year-old BUSI sock-knitting machines

Thank you for the training and the many things we learned during the very short time. We will do our best at home when the machine will arrive.
Enclosed you will find the photo of our small group at the end.


 Hochschule Niederrhein, Textil- und Bekleidungstechnik
University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology
Mönchengladbach, Germany
From the left: Ezio Piccini, Alessandro, Frank Heimlich, Giovanni Busi, Marc Weber & Gianmario Busi

Meias Centope, a primeira fabrica no Brasil a adquirir maquinas Busi com classic linking.


Cerquilho - SP – Brazil
Roberto Moretti

We couldn’t supply a picture of anyone working on a machine as they don’t often break down.


Victoria - Australia
Rob Law

Because of their state-of-the-art technology, the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomechanics of the Riga Technical University (Latvia) has chosen Busi machines for the instruction of students enrolled in the course “Structure, properties and calculations of the main basic and combined interlacing & technological processes on textile machines”.

Using a Busi machine, Inga Lyashenko of the Riga Technical University produced different example of socks made from special amber thread for which she received an award for "the most unique product” in the “Latvia Can” competition on 30th November 2009 from the President of DnB NORD Bank, Andris Ozolins.  See the photograph. Inga Lyashenko had this to say about her experience with a Busi machine:


Based on modern  technological equipment of the company BUSI GIOVANNI we conducted laboratory work for students. Using innovative yarns, we knitted samples of products with different interlacings. The textile machinery of the company BUSI GIOVANNI  is very well designed, fairly easy to manage and very productive. It is designed so that you can use different types of threads, alone and in combination.
We want to thank you for the opportunity to work on these machines!

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First employees of lab BTMZP of Riga Technical University, Latvia. Inga Lyashenko of the Riga Technical University, Latvia – while being awarded the prize "The most unique product" at the contest "Latvia can" on 30th November 2009 by the President of DnB NORD Bank, Andris Ozolins.

We use these two machines to knit Fine Australian (19 micron) Merino Wool and they have worked well without problems since installation.


Croydon, Vic., Australia
Gary German on left, Rio Christyanto on the right.

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