Canadian Manufacturing

Tiger Group auction to feature advanced knitting, dyeing and finishing equipment

by CM Staff   

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Auction to feature equipment from Sperotto, Monforts, Monarch, Terrot and others; material handling and plant support equipment also available.

MONTREAL — Tiger Group will begin accepting bids on March 23 for the March 30 online auction of assets from a knitting, dyeing and finishing operations company in the textile industry — the 250,000-square-foot Tricots-Liesse plant.

The auction represents an opportunity to acquire circular-knitting machines and dyeing and finishing equipment—including German- and Italian-made pieces like a solvent-scour machine by Sperotto and a relaxation dryer by Monforts, said John Coelho, Senior Director for Tiger’s Commercial & Industrial division.

“Founded in Montréal in 1965, Tricots-Liesse grew to become the dominant domestic supplier of high-quality knits for the contemporary, swim and activewear markets, with a reputation for knitted textile fabrications, with and without Spandex,” Coelho said. “In its manufacturing on behalf of a ‘Who’s Who’ of brands—including Helmut Lang, Poprageous, Perry Ellis, Eileen Fisher and Nautica, to name a few—Tricots-Liesse was uncompromising in its use of top-notch, carefully maintained equipment.”

An October 2018 profile of Tricots-Liesse in industry magazine BedTimes described its Montréal plant “as one of the most modern and efficient dyeing and finishing facilities in North America.”


The equipment available in the auction includes knitting machines and peripherals by Mayer, Monarch, Terrot, and Falmac, with an extensive parts inventory.

Dyeing machines include soft-flow, jet-dye, and sample-dye models from Thies, Then, Brazolli, Roach and Datacolor. Finishing and inspection equipment assets up for bid include calanders, dryers, slitters, milling and scouring, 72″ & 84″ roll-to-roll inspection machines and winders from manufacturers such as Monforts, Parks & Woolson, Pentek, Calator, Pernic, Bianco, Fadis and many more.

In addition, the auction offers material handling, plant support, test/lab and machine shop equipment. Specific items include forklifts and trucks, walk-behind pallet jacks, scissor lifts and air compressors, as well as boilers, lab ovens, color meters, light boxes and lab hoods. Manufacturers include Toyota, Raymond, Caterpillar, Uline, Cobico, CAT, Verivide, Datacolor, X-Rite and Gretag Macbeth.


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