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13th February 2018, Obertshausen

Indian Minister of State for Textiles visits Karl Mayer

Karl Mayer, a leading German warp knitting machinery manufacturer, welcomed the Indian Minister of State for Textiles, Ajay Tamta, at its Development Center in Obertshausen, last week. The government representative was accompanied by Anant Kumar Singh, Secretary Government of India, Ministry of Textiles, and by other delegates from the Ministry and Consulate General.

The Indian Minister took the opportunity of a business trip to Germany to learn more about the products and the manufacture of the company, which has successful business activities in India.

The Indian Minister of State for Textiles, Ajay Tamta, and the Secretary Government of India, Ministry of Textiles, Anant Kumar Singh, with their accompanying delegation, side by side with Karl Mayer’s CFO, Dr Helmut Preßl, as well as other Karl Mayer employees. © Karl Mayer

Karl Mayer has been working with Indian textile companies for many years. The country’s textiles and clothing industry is currently on a clear growth course, with an annual plus of 12%. “India is an important market for us,” explained Dr Helmut Preßl, Karl Mayer’s CFO, when he welcomed the guests.

In 2014 Karl Mayer opened its own plant in Ahmedabad and started its own value creation in the Indian market. Today, Karl Mayer, with around 80 staff members and with its longstanding, experienced regional agent A.T.E., is operating on site. For its business planning until 2023, the enterprise expects a continuing, above-average growth rate. “The desired success should especially be ensured by new technologies, which do not only support improvements in productivity but also the change of the textiles industry to sustainability,” the manufacturer reports.

Learning and cooperation

All these innovative aspects were shown to the government delegation during a presentation of machines and end-uses at Karl Mayer’s headquarters. The visitors were impressed by the high output of the machines and by the top quality of the fabrics, according to the company.

Some of the highlights were, among other things, solutions for sustainability such as the Low Energy Option (LEO), which ensures significant energy savings during machine operation, and the innovative sizing machine Prosize, which requires considerably less sizing agent than conventional equivalent types. Karl Mayer also demonstrated its textile developments. The innovative textiles, for example, elastic and rigid lingerie articles or fabrics for activewear and clothing, can be produced on the Karl Mayer machines in an efficient way and in wide-ranging designs.

“Learning from each other and cooperating with each other are important factors for the upcoming Indian textiles and clothing industry, this was the unanimous opinion during the final discussion,” the company concludes.


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