About Tuftco

Tuftco showroom at expo

Tuftco Corp. is the only company in the world that can supply a carpet mill with all of the necessary machinery to take yarn from the tufting process all the way through to finished carpet.

Tuftco Corp. is uniquely qualified to supply all of your tufting needs. Creels, beams, warpers, tufting machines of every variety, roll-up machines, ovens, backing, dye, and print ranges. These are just a sample of the complete range of machinery that Tuftco can supply to the carpet industry.

Our People

A man working on tufting machine electronics

Tuftco Corp. has over 250 associates working day-in and day-out to meet our customer needs. Tuftco has tremendous depth of experience in engineering for both the Tufting Machine Division and the Finishing Systems Company. Additionally, Tuftco employs a number of software engineers working to develop user friendly operating systems for various machine constructions. Having this engineering capability in-house allows Tuftco to provide more innovative solutions and quicker response times to customer needs.

Team Tuftco is available for our customer base on a 24/7 basis. Customer satisfaction and service is of primary importance for each of our 250 associates.

Our History

The business of Tuftco Corp. was founded in 1960 as Southern Machine Company for the purpose of manufacturing and distributing tufting machines to the carpet industry. Tuftco’s founders were at the forefront of introducing the broadloom tufting machine to the world. In fact, it was during the 60’s that Tuftco began marketing its equipment on an international basis, placing machinery outside the United States in Europe, Asia, and South America.

The company expanded its product line in the late 60’s with the addition of finishing equipment, as well as expansion into yarn delivery systems and other components necessary to produce a complete tufted carpet mill. During the 70’s and 80’s, Tuftco expanded its product line further coinciding with the explosive growth of computerization. During that period of time, the company chartered Tuftco Technologies, Inc. and Tuftcosoft, Inc. to take advantage of utilizing computer technology in conjunction with basic tufting technology. In that same period, the company’s finishing equipment division made acquisitions of manufacturers of carpet handling equipment including conveyor systems and roll-up machines.This further expanded Tuftco’s product offering to supply the carpet manufacturer with a complete turnkey tufted carpet operation anywhere in the world.

In 1985 the ownership of the company was transferred to the family that currently comprises the Board of Directors of Tuftco Corp. Today Tuftco has four manufacturing facilities in the Southeastern United States.

The company’s mission is to provide ideas and machinery for customers to develop soft floorcovering products that create new and fresh looks for flooring areas in both residential and commercial settings. Our goal is to produce products that will differentiate from existing soft floorcoverings, as well as compete with or enhance hard flooring surfaces. This includes broadloom carpet and carpet tile as well as very sophisticated rugs. The company is also well known in the production of equipment for artificial turf surfaces used both indoors and outdoors.

Additionally, Tuftco’s computer aided design systems and software are unsurpassed in providing the industry with “virtual carpets and rugs” in customized room settings. For more than 50 years, our primary product and service has been supplying customers with a means to be profitable. Through innovation, superior service, and a caring attitude we are dedicated to continue this in the future.

a new kind of tufting machine
carpet tufting machinery by Tuftco