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The trading companies will make their first joint appearance at the X-tec Systems in-house exhibition. Photo: X-tec Systems GmbH.

X-tec Systems in Kaarst and Barudan Stickmaschinen in Nettetal have agreed a sales and service partnership. The two suppliers of finishing machines for embroidery and DTF printing solutions want to join forces.

“With this cooperation, we want to create synergies between Barudan Stickmaschinen GmbH and X-tec Systems GmbH,” explains Bert Rademacher, Managing Director of X-tec: “In the future, we will sell all embroidery machines from both the Barudan and Fuwei brands, while Barudan Stickmaschinen will include our DTF printing solutions in its portfolio. The cooperation will ultimately benefit the customers, who will receive even more support.

In addition to embroidery machines, X-tec now also offers Wilcom die-cutting software. Barudan distributes Fiery’s Digital Factory DTF printing software, which is still known on the market under the name Cadlink. Rademacher: “X-tec and Barudan will work together as partners in the future, both in sales and in installations and training for customers. In this way, customers will always get the best solution”. The cooperation agreement applies to the entire German market.

Open house 

At the in-house exhibition on 14 and 15 June 2024 at the X-tec site in Kaarst, the two companies will present their entire portfolio of embroidery and printing machines. Deratex, X-tec’s sister company, will present its textile collections and innovations for promotional textiles and corporate fashion. Other partners at the show will be Yellotools with tools for advertising technology and XT Trade with workwear.

As a highlight of the in-house exhibition, X-tec Systems will be giving away one DTF Piccolo machine worth €9,000 among all visitors. There will also be other prizes from partners and exhibitors. The Academy for Textile Finishing will be giving away 10 vouchers worth €25 each, which can be used to book training courses.

The in-house exhibition opens its doors on 14 June from 10.00 to 17.00 and on 15 June from 10.00 to 15.00. Please register by e-mail to