China is the most important supplier of high quality cashmere. In 1991 Alpha Tops SA openend a representative office in Beijing and in 2002 followed te creation of Alphatex Beijing Knitting Company Ltd. which is a wholly foreign owned state of the art knitting company.
Our cashmere tops have been recognized as the best quality tops imported to Italy from China a position underlined by our presence as the number one supplier of cashmere tops to the finest and most exclusive Italian processors.
In 1999 the Alpha Group moved into the knitwear manufacturing in China and in 2004 the Alphatex Knitting Company Ltd. moved to a purpose built factory close to Beijing International Airport. Alphatex is equipped with the latest computerized knitting machines made by Steiger of Switzerland and Stoll of Germany. The Steiger Aries 3 machines equipped with 24 yarn feeders machines are the most technically advanced on the market today and were the first in China or Hong Kong. The 24-yarn feeder system allows us to produce complicated Intarsia design more quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. We also have a number of hand flat knitting machines in gauges 7GG, 12GG and 16GG. These machines are used to produce more classic styles cost effectively where a computerized machine is not needed. The capacity of the factory is 300,000 pieces per annum. We are spinning pure cashmere and cashmere blends in yarn counts of 2/18 – 3/68nm, and in summer we focus on other compositions such as silk cotton blends and premium Giza 45 cotton from Egypt.
Alphatex’s main markets are England, USA, Italy, and Korea where we have been particularly successful promoting our range of 16GG knitting in cashmere blends and luxury 7-12GG knits in pure cashmere. We enjoy a wide customer base including Burberry London, Givenchy, and John Smedley among others.
Alphatex’s mission is to deliver creative top quality knitwear at the most competitive price level and offer detailed and personalized merchandising service. Sourcing at origin and processing in house we deliver a quality product cost effectively. In China we have a unique multicultural merchandising team including British, American and Chinese staff to service all our clients’ needs. Our staff is fluent in English, Chinese, and Korean making communication with your Chinese supplier easier than ever before.