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High-tech solutions for Asia’s textiles producers

The Karl Mayer Group will be presenting innovations focused on digitalisation at the forthcoming ITMA ASIA + CITME trade fair.

17th March 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Obertshausen, Germany

Clothing/​Footwear, Civil Engineering

Karl Mayer will focus on digitalisation at ITMA ASIA + CITME, which takes place at the NECC in Shanghai from 12-16 June (Hall 4, Stand A 32). The leading German company will offer innovative digital solutions for all of its machine segments, which it says will enable customers to benefit from unprecedented flexibility, efficiency and, above all, independence.

Karl Mayer’s digital offers will be the focus for each of the three powerful brands in the expanding Karl Mayer Group - Karl Mayer, KM.ON and recent acquisition Stoll. For the first time in Asia, Karl Mayer says it will be exhibiting machines with the highest market relevance for both warp knitting and flat knitting.

“The upcoming ITMA ASIA+CITME is a very special trade show for us in two respects. After a long pause in face-to-face communication, we are looking forward to exchanging ideas with our customers in person again in China, our most important market,” Arno Gärtner, CEO of the Karl Mayer Group said.

“In addition, this is our first trade fair appearance together with Stoll. Visitors from both the warp knitting and flat knitting sectors, as well as from the warp preparation and technical textiles sectors, will be able to find out all about the opportunities for new business, stronger market positions and optimized production processes." added Gärtner.

On show at the exhibition stand will be a Karl Mayer HKS tricot machine, two machines from the Stoll ADF family and a new flat knitting machine for the volume market. All models offer unique possibilities thanks to digital features that keep the customer one step ahead when it comes to modern production processes, the company explains. For visitors from the field of weaving, Karl Mayer will be exhibiting the ISODIRECT beam warping machine, which is said to have an excellent price-performance ratio.

© Karl Mayer.

Karl Mayer recently founded its KM.ON brand to develop pioneering digital products - the company’s own software start-up made its first major market appearance at ITMA ASIA + CTME in 2018, and this time round, it will showcase new and enhanced digital solutions that it says are highly effective in helping customers do business.

The possibilities afforded by digitalisation are also a pillar of Care Solutions, Karl Mayer’s new concept for an even more comprehensive, focused and solution-oriented after-sales service, which the Spare Parts Webshop is part of. The procurement tool is already well established and can now also be used to procure electronic lapping data for warp knitted fabric production. SwapKnit 36 and SwapKnit 36 Flat have also been developed for this purpose and will be presented at the Shanghai exhibition.

Additionally, an exclusive textile and application demonstration on the Karl Mayer stand aims to open up new market opportunities for visitors - highlights will include high-performance geotextiles and construction textiles for manufacturers of technical textiles, on-trend warp knitted fabrics for brands and fabric producers from the sportswear, underwear and fashion sectors, and denim fabrics through which Karl Mayer will demonstrate its strength in indigo dyeing.

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