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Karl Mayer's 8 decades of fruitful innovations

Mar 01, 2017
Karl Mayer

KARL MAYER, the market leader in the fields of warp knitting, warp preparation and machinery for technical textiles, is celebrate its 80-year anniversary this year. “We will organize various in-house shows for our business partners, giving them an insight into the future of textile development and production technology. Almost two years after the last ITMA we will show our next innovation steps – responding to the challenges of digitization and conservation of resources,” says Arno Gärtner, KARL MAYER’s CEO.

Like no other company, KARL MAYER represents technical progress and successful partnerships.

KARL MAYER constantly reinvents. In various locations, KARL MAYER will present its new textile developments covering trends like athleisure, and will show introduction of digitization into the textile industry value-chain by expanding the application of its new automation platform KAMCOS® 2.

Sustainability is another important topic for the future. KARL MAYER will show answers with LEO® (Low Energy Option) and PROSIZE®, a sizing system that will save up to 20 percent resources in fresh water, size agent and waste water. During the last two years KARL MAYER invested approximately EUR 40 million into their various worldwide locations:

  • New production facilities at KARL MAYER ROTAL in Italy
  • A new Development Center for double-bar raschel technology at NIPPON MAYER in Fukui, Japan. It will be opened officially with an in-house show from 1 to 3 March 2017.
  • At KARL MAYER’s headquarters in Germany a new 12,000 square meter assembly hall and a new Core Competence Center for Parts and Components. Visitors will be able to see this in July 2017. Then KARL MAYER will also set up nine newly developed machines for an in-house exhibition organized for business partners, plus a separate open day for the public.

Furthermore KARL MAYER (China) will show new developments to their business partners in autumn of this year at their factory in Changzhou, China.

KARL MAYER is technology and market leader as well as driving force for innovations in textile machinery building. The manufacturer offers perfect solutions for warp knitting, technical textiles and warp preparation for weaving. The success of its international customers is of utmost importance to KARL MAYER. Therefore, it has always been the company‘s aim to provide its clients with the best economical and technical products and services and to offer innovations which bring fresh impetus to the textile world.

With more than 2,500 employees worldwide, the international organization produces in its main markets, so that KARL MAYER is always close to its customers and their needs. Today the company has subsidiaries in the USA, in India, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, China and Switzerland as well as agencies all over the world.

The German family-run enterprise was set up in 1937 and since then financial independence and economic sustainability have always been important aspects of our corporate strategy. As long-standing and reliable partner with many years of professional experience and high quality level in all areas, KARL MAYER supports the competitiveness of its customers and business partners.