Elbit Vision Systems Ltd, the maker of fabric inspection systems, has opened an office in Shanghai, China.

EVS already has an established customer base in China, and has set up its new sales office to support these users as well as take advantage of new opportunities for growth in Asia.

The company says its objective is to become established the company "as a significant partner with the leading textile manufacturers now integrating quality inspection capabilities into their products."

"We are determined to implement our automatic inspection technology in China, as we have been doing for the past 12 years in the European and US textile industries," said Mr Ken Chen, EVS' China chief representative.

During the recent CITME exhibition in Beijing, EVS has demonstrated its I-TEX system for detect defects on greige and finished fabrics, and the SVA Lite - a new system designed for analysing the shade of dyed fabrics.