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A company with a family tradition background is much more than a regular company.
It is a real person’s dream, who has a first name, a last name and even a nickname. Someone who has a passion for his craft and dignifies it with his work.
An entrepreneur who recognizes the excellency of its products his efforts and in his clients satisfaction his highest professional aspiration.
A company with a family traditional background is much more than a regular company.
It is a personal dream that has sparkled many others.
There are shared values and high regard for craftsmanship.
El Espartano is a company with a family tradition background.
April 1942, Elpiniki, following his Greek family tradition, made his first handwoven carpet, little did he know then that he was setting the foundations of what would become years later in El Espartano.
Following that first experience, Elpiniki and sons began to weave hand made carpets on commission, their workshop was in the family home situated on Garcia del Rio street in Saavedra neighbourhood.
The success of these first products, where followed by a greater number of commissions which Elpiniki and sons had to give a prompt answer. Under the supervision of Elpiniki and sons they outsourced some weaving to women who weaved at home in Villa Ballester, a neighbourhood that back then held many small textile business.
In 1956 El Espartano inaugurated at Vedia 2838 street, in Saavedra neighbourhood, an innovative carpet cleaning section for handmade carpets, providing an after sale service to its clients as well as to other carpet owners.
The company founders alongside with its workers strengthened its position in two clearly cut objectives: self-improvement regarding product quality and personal attention to clients.
In 1960, El Espartano imported the first Wilton looms from Van de Wiele, and a Sellers tondoza for clipping carpet pile, giving a high quality touch to each of its manufactured products.
Wilton looms manufactured a dense and high quality pile carpet with a wide and colorful modern pallet.
This is how the Wilton line of carpets was launched and became a great success.
Olivos: mayor expansion
Two decades after Elpiniki made his first hand woven carpet, El Espartano needed to undergo serious modifications if it was to continue growing and providing answers to its clients requests as well as keeping up their budding leadership position reached through product quality and service.
With that objective in mind, in 1964, the company acquired a plant in Olivos neighbourhood, a northern suburb of Buenos Aires city.
This was a turning point for El Espartano, carpets were produced on a larger scale, new weaving and washing sections were added. A vertical production system was installed to assure quality levels in all its products. Since then El Espartano has remained faithful to its philosophy and continued developing new production facilities.
Florida and Villa Mercedes
During the 60s the company’s carpet production was becoming surpassed by the increasing national demand, so El Espartano decided to install a new factory at Franklin 1251 street, in Florida neighbourhood.
Several modern machines were installed such as a carding spinning mill and trimming / combing equipment as well as Tufting machines. In 1975 in order to supply the growing domestic market, another plant was opened in Villa Mercedes a town situated in the province of San Luis.
New industrial plant in Don Torcuato
El Espartano at the beginning of the 90s expands once more to enlarge its production line. A very modern plant was inaugurated in Don Torcuato, district of Tigre, where a full line of carding and combing of synthetic yarn machines were installed and gradually various Tufting equipment too.
With state-of- the art technology the factory plant was gradually enlarged and it added a new tufting weaving system, called Colortec, which weaves carpets with up to eight colours. With Colotec El Espartano was able to install carpets in hotels, casinos, bingo’s, ships, airplanes, theatres and convention halls.
Since 2005, a synthetic yarn extrusion plant of polypropylene was put to work and the company became self-sufficient.
El Espartano 2011
The two industrial plants with cutting edge equipment belonging to El Espartano produce different types of carpets: looped, cut pile with exclusive designs, synthetic sport turf and modular carpets for residential and corporate segments of the local and international market.
El Espartano designs and makes high quality products which clients enjoy;
that was the dream and it is a fact today.
El Espartano. A company with a family background.