STOLL opens second construction section

STOLL opens second construction section

Official start of the construction for the development centre was on July 26, 2019. The building with bright and modern offices and meeting rooms for roughly 70 employees is expected to be completed by autumn 2020.

STOLL, a new business unit of the KARL MAYER Group, will be moving with its premises from the site at Stollweg in Reutlingen to the Reutlingen-Betzingen industrial estate, where it will continue its activities under the new owner, as planned. Already in 2004, STOLL relocated its production to the location in the Mark West industrial area. During two project stages, a development center is first being built, and later a customer center will follow, in order to accommodate the other Business Units.

Official start of the construction for the development centre was on July 26, 2019. The building with bright and modern offices and meeting rooms for roughly 70 employees is expected to be completed by autumn 2020.

The July 29, 2020 saw the opening of the second project stage, with the aim to erect the customer center up to autumn 2021. The symbolic groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Daniel Hebisch, Shareholder and Member of the Executive Board of isin+co GmbH, and Cemal Isin, Managing Partner of isin+co GmbH, Uli Kälber, Managing Director of Rommel SF-Bau GmbH as well as the following gentlemen from KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH: Andreas Schellhammer, President of the STOLL Business Unit, Erhard Vöhringer, Senior Sales/Service Manager, Jörg Wilhelm, Senior Operations Manager, and Frank Wittel, Vice Chairman of the Works Council.

The project is carried out by Rommel SF-Bau GmbH as general contractor. The architects come from ISIN + Co. GmbH & Co. KG. They designed a functional building complex which will be housing the reception, offices for a workforce of about 100 persons and conference rooms. Moreover, an associated industrial building will provide enough space for showrooms, machine floor areas, project rooms and for the company’s own training center. The usable floor space covers approx. 5,350 m².

With its construction project and relocation, STOLL makes important decisions for the future. By combining development, production and administration at a single location, it is possible to ensure shorter distances, leaner processes and faster innovations. In this way, the STOLL technology that has been successful for more than 145 years, will be leading into a new age.

Name extension for KARL MAYER companies after the merger with STOLL
KARL MAYER acquired STOLL on February 26, 2020. The merger of the two world market leaders was officially completed with the closing on July 1, 2020. The established STOLL brand broadens the portfolio of the global player, KARL MAYER, by competencies in the field of flat knitting. It will be continued and further developed as an independent business unit within the corporate group.

After the acquisition of STOLL, the KARL MAYER Group is the only supplier of innovative solutions for warp knitting and flat knitting. The joint growth is now also emphasised by a relevant addition to the name of two of the German KARL MAYER companies. Starting from 12 August 2020, KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH will be operating under the name of KARL MAYER STOLL Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, and KARL MAYER R&D GmbH will be trading as KARL MAYER STOLL R&D GmbH.

KARL MAYER is an innovative market leader as well as driving force in the textile machinery building. The manufacturer offers perfect solutions for the fields of warp knitting and flat knitting, technical textiles, warp preparation for weaving and digitalisation. Family brand STOLL represents the KARL MAYER Group‘s expertise in the field of flat knitting technology. Since its foundation in 1873, STOLL has always been a reliable manufacturer of efficient flat knitting machines. Equipped with intelligent software solutions for patterning and production planning, such as knitelligence®, today’s models open up new possibilities of digitalisation for the company’s customers. In addition, STOLL has made a name for itself as a constant and innovative trendsetter for the textile and clothing industry in the fields of fashion and technical textiles.

To ensure the success of its international customers, KARL MAYER has always been eager 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 3,300 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 England, India, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Bangladesh 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 the company’s 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.

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