Karl Mayer will celebrate its 80-year anniversary this year.
Karl Mayer will celebrate its 80-year anniversary this year.

Karl Mayer, the market leader in the fields of warp knitting, warp preparation and machinery for technical textiles, will 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.

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. The company will show answers with LEO (Low Energy Option) and PROSIZE, a sizing system that will save up to 20% resources in fresh water, size agent and waste water.

During the last two years KARL MAYER invested approximately 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.

 At Karl Mayer’s headquarters in Germany, a new 12,000sqm assembly hall and a new Core Competence Center for Parts and Components. Visitors will be able to see this in July 2017. The company 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.