1958 The Rosen tape, the world’s first positive yarn feeding system.
1969 Introduction of the SFS, the first storage feeder for knitting machines.
1970 Hailed the debut of the first weaving feeder, the SFW with revolving spool-body.
1980 The 8007 series, the first weft feeder equipped with microprocessor control and “straight through” yarn path.
1988 IRO acquired Memminger GmbH and centralised the development and production of knitting products to Dornstetten in Germany.
1992 The group was further strengthened by the acquisition of the Italian weft-feeder producer ROJ Electrotex.
1997 Operation in China started.
2000 The IRO group was acquired by Van de Wiele, the worlds leading producer of carpet weaving machines.
2003 The introduction of the X2 range, including permanent magnet motor technology – the most advanced weft-feeding system on the market.
2005 The first serially produced permanent magnet motors delivered to customers outside of the textile field
2007 The introduction of the XD X2 range, customised weft-feeders supplying unique solutions for demanding applications.
2011 The Chrono X3 and the XD X3 series are introduced into the market.
2012 IRO AB and AROS ELECTRONICS AB merge into one business unit with three divisions; Industrial Division, Vehicle Division and Textile Division.
Today, with the merger with Aros Electronics AB, IRO AB is active in two fields, yarn feeders and permanent magnet motors.