Company Profile


In 1893 the Leeson family founded the Universal Winding Company. Through hard work, dedication and continuous investment in new innovative winding processes, Universal quickly became the technological leader in the manufacture of winding machinery for the cotton and synthetic yarn markets. In 1959, Universal Winding Company changed its name to Leesona Corporation. Leesona continued as the predominant supplier to the cotton spun yarn market until the late 1970's. To capitalize on its expertise in adapting winding equipment for the slit and melt extruded filament yarns, Leesona shifted its product and market focus toward the synthetic fiber industry in 1982.

Today, Leesona serves the global textile market with particular emphasis in the technical textile industry. To meet the demands of the technical textile industry, Leesona designs and manufactures four categories of equipment that effectively handle any synthetic fiber: Winders, Re-winders, Take-Ups and Winders for flanged spools and parallel winding. All equipment can be configured and manufactured to meet customer needs and industry specific applications including modern digital technology.


Always on the cutting edge of precision winding technology for both primary and secondary processing, Leesona has become one of the largest textile machinery manufacturers in the United States. The company's database of wind combinations serves as the initial step in the design of appropriate equipment for the application. Customer package build needs are addressed by Leesona's ability to engineer equipment which accurately varies and controls fiber tension, pressure, wind angle and winding speed.

Leesona provides solutions for the following materials and industries:

  • Aramids
  • Acetate filament
  • Acrylic filament and carbon fiber precursor
  • BCF manufacturing and rewinding
  • Carbon fiber
  • Glass fiber manufacturing and processing
  • Coated yarns
  • Composite fibers and materials
  • Filter Winding
  • Hollow fiber
  • Low catenary rewinding with high tenacity or high modulus fibers
  • Slit film and monofilament manufacturing
  • High density package winding
  • Medical Textiles
  • While the company's existing technologies address the requirements of most fiber producers and processors, Leesona welcomes the opportunity to develop equipment to accommodate a clients unique winding requirements.


    The highly engineered synthetic fibers used in the manufacture of today's high tech products often demands application of the latest winding technologies. It is here that Leesona's experience and expertise contributes to a myriad of innovative solutions for its customers. Digital wind ratio control, programmable winding processes and touch screen operator interface are but of the few technological innovations Leesona offers.


    Leesona is truly a global company. While engineering, manufacturing and sales are headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina, Leesona also provides a network of agents in over 40 countries. The company offers worldwide factory-direct technical service and support. With a significant inventory of "critical wear " parts most shipments of replacement parts are made within 24 hours. Leesona also maintains the ability to manufacture parts for any of its equipment in service. Leesona accepts most major credit cards.


    Leesona has built its reputation for excellence on a sustained record of reliable performance. By producing quality engineered precision winding equipment. Leesona provides the experience, versatility and quality to maximize your companies productivity.

    That's why we say "From innovative design to dedicated service Leesona delivers precision with every turn."