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A Tapestry of Time: From “Silva” to Omniteksas

In the intricate world of textiles, Omniteksas stands as a testament to a rich heritage and a commitment to sustainable innovations. The story begins in 1928 when the foundation for Omniteksas was laid with the creation of the iconic jersey fabric named “Silva.” Little did the founders know that this would mark the beginning of a legacy that would knit through the century.

The Epoch of Transformation: 1975

In 1975, “Silva” underwent a significant transformation, reorganizing into what would become the most modern and largest jersey merger in the former Soviet Union. This pivotal moment set the stage for the company’s growth and prominence in the textile industry.

Embracing Independent Evolution: Ltd “Omniteksas” and Ltd “Tributum” in 2001

Fast forward to 2001, “Silva” evolved further, transforming into Ltd “Omniteksas” and Ltd “Tributum” (now known as Ltd “Omniteksas Fabrics”). This era marked a strategic shift, setting the tone for the company’s trajectory in the new millennium. Two textile experts experienced in jersey knitting took the charge of Omniteksas and pushed it to become one of the leading vertically integrated organizations in Europe.

Expanding Horizons: Acquisitions in 2005 and 2015

In 2005, Omniteksas spread its wings internationally by acquiring the Swedish knitting company “Vasa trika.” This move not only expanded the company’s reach but also brought diverse expertise into its fold. The year 2015 witnessed two even more significant acquisitions – “Elzer” and “Gustafson & Sala.” These strategic additions further solidified Omniteksas as a global player, fostering a fusion of skills and knowledge from different corners of the textile landscape.

Family at the Core: A Team of 450 and Counting

What sets Omniteksas apart is not just its legacy but the people who breathe life into the company. Omniteksas takes pride in having a minimal staff turnover. The reason might be that the company, now boasting a team of 450 dedicated employees, is not just a workplace but a closely-knit community.

Shared knowledge and generations of artisans

As in any real family, the journey at Omniteksas is a tapestry of experiences – a place where individuals learn, grow, and occasionally face challenges. Yet, united by a shared vision, the Omniteksas family continues to knit together a story that spans generations and stitches innovation into the fabric of time.

Welcome to Omniteksas, where every yarn tells a story, and every story is a testament to our commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and the enduring spirit of family.

Establishment of knitting factory Silva

Reorganization into one of biggest the most modern factories at that time in the region

Privatization process of Silva

Reorganization of AB Silva into UAB Omniteksas and UAB Tributum (currently UAB Omniteksas Fabrics)

Acquisition of a Swedish company Vasa Trika

Acquisition of two more Swedish companies Eizer and Gustavson & Sala

Reorganization of the management structure of the group of companies

Respect: Transparent Yarns of Trust

At Omniteksas, respect is woven into every interaction. It’s the commitment to open and clear communication, fostering trust with our partners and within our team. We believe in facing situations objectively, embracing honesty, and cultivating a spirit of problem-solving. Respect is the foundation upon which our relationships thrive.

Expertise: A Gift of Professional Mastery

Expertise is the shining star in our constellation of values. We honor the professional skills of our team, ensuring that every step in the textile process is guided by the industry’s best. It’s not just a virtue; it’s the key to our century long success.

Growth: The Ever-Unfolding Fabric of Progress

For us, growth is not a destination; it’s a perpetual journey. It propels us forward, urging us to embrace challenges, to learn and do better with each try. Growth is the vibrant hue that paints our story with resilience and curiosity. At Omniteksas, continual progress is not just a goal; it’s a way of life.