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Karl Mayer Digital Factory strengthens management team

Maximilian Kürig strengthens the management of the Karl Mayer start-up company.

12th September 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Obertshausen


The new General Manager of the Karl Mayer Digital Factory, Maximilian Kürig. © Karl MayerKarl Mayer relies on digitalisation, and to that end the company pursues a broadly structured strategy, and focuses, among other things, on the development of new digital solutions. In November 2017 the company set up its own software start-up company for the development of advanced digital competences, the Karl Mayer Digital Factory, which develops digital business models, products and services, representing future success.

“The management relies on the Karl Mayer Digital Factory. This new enterprise is the most important basis for our ability to quickly provide the best digital solutions with maximum benefit to our customers,” said Arno Gärtner, CEO of the Karl Mayer Group.

In July 2018 the Karl Mayer Digital Factory received an additional Managing Director and Antonia Gottschalk, Head of Digitalisation at Karl Mayer, will now be supported at top executive level by Maximilian Kürig – the most recent addition to the leading management team.

The graduate mechanical engineer is committed to Karl Mayer’s pioneering spirit. “I would like to establish a profitable subsidiary that sets the pace of innovations for software and digital solutions in machine and plant engineering, at the same time giving our customers the certainty to be able to make best use of the chances offered by digitalisation,” he said. The Karl Mayer Digital Factory is the company’s fourth Business Unit, in addition to Warp Knitting, Warp Preparation and Technical Textiles, and its aim is to ensure the success of the Karl Mayer Group.

To achieve his goals, Maximilian Kürig relies on his staff members. He sees himself as pioneer and wants to be an example for his employees, leaving them enough room for creativity, progress und foresight. Besides, the new Managing Director has gained extensive professional experience in the sector. Over several years he has successfully been managing a lot of software projects in different industrial branches, and he has made a name for himself in the fields of software and innovations.

“I have accompanied the preparation and implementation of numerous software and digitalisation solutions, and in the course of this I have developed an in-depth technical, sector-specific and entrepreneurial understanding. However, I have also come to know the pitfalls of the topic,” he added.

The Karl Mayer Digital Factory was founded on 3 November 2017, with registered office in Frankfurt. The main aim of the enterprise is a fast and flexible development of new digital solutions, offering perceptible added value for the customers. The company employs a team of software specialists and technology experts. The innovative market leader Karl Mayer is the sole shareholder of the young software start-up company.


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