Founded in Northern Italy in the late '70s, Cifra is a manufacturing company better known as "warp knit centre of excellence" that produces garments for private brands with an exclusive technology.
Our commitment to innovation, flexibility, strong production capacity and know-how made us the most innovative in the production of WKSTM items.
Cifra is a B2B oriented Company, that produces for the major international brands. Our knitting facility with Rachel and jacquard double needle bar machines, is fully located in Verano Brianza.
Mission & Vision
We are committed to creating a win-win situation for our customers and being the partner with an exclusive technology that offers the best performing and unique products.
4000 sqm of production plant in Italy
10 cad design computers
Knitting operations are entirely made in Italy
Sewing and dyeing: we have partnerships in Italy, Sri Lanka, Portugal, Moldova, Albania, Jordan, Turkey, U.S.A.
25 Karl Mayer Double needle bar Jacquard knitting machines ("Cifra is the biggest company in the World for WKSTM", Karl Mayer). Discover more
"Today CIFRA is the most innovative and largest producer of warp knitted seamless apparel in the World"
Vice President Business Unit Warp Knitting at Karl Mayer GmbH
Evolution over time
It all started in the '70s with the production of agricultural nets. Price competition brought Cifra to look for more complex products.
In the early 2000s the purchase of the first double needle bar Jacquard machine from Japan.
This new machine gave to Cifra the possibility to shift from the price competition (low cost product) to the uniqueness of the product.
Afterwards the Company’s focus on the development of an amazing style department brought Cifra to be one of the most creative companies in the World.
Cifra quickly became well known in the hosiery field, and soon later also in fashion and sportswear as guarantee of high quality. Nowadays popularity of athleisure as new trend finds Cifra in front line in terms of offer and reliability.
Warp knit fabrics technical nets
First spacer fabrics knitting machine
APOC by Issey Miyake is presented in Paris ready to wear SS woman collection. WKS represents the progress and the industrialization of this innovative idea
First WKS fashion collection
first time in ISPO-2012, Cifra presents the WKS sport collection.
Center for samples development (ultrasonic bonding, heat seal machines, interlock stitch machines, bar-tacking, dyeing)
New generation WKS machine: electronic management of the EL design group for all cross bars and jacquard by synchronous motors.
During pandemic emergency, in the aim to give a contribution to individual protection, Cifra has quickly converted its production to protective masks. Thanks to its know-how and technical resources Cifra had then knitted a large number of seamless fabric masks that could cover part of the needs in a moment of urgency.
Cifra exports to the following countries:
U.S.A., Austria, Croatia, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Poland, Great Britain, Mexico, Belarus, Switzerland, Serbia, France, Japan, Greece, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Lebanon, Pakistan, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary, Denmark, Canada, South Korea, Spain and Russia.