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Circular Knitting

Satisfactory ITME for Mayer & Cie.

First India ITME since 2018 ends well for German circular knitting machine manufacturer.

21st December 2022

Knitting Industry
 |  Albstadt, Germany

Knitted Outerwear

Leading circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. Reports it is satisfied with the results of the ITME trade fair which has just closed in India.

“We are satisfied with how the trade fair went,” says Timo Schramm, area sales manager at Mayer & Cie., responsible for India. “Of course, the uncertainties of the world situation are reflected in Indian demand for textile machinery in general, including circular knitting machines.”

“Export demand has declined, and domestic demand has also stagnated. However, local companies assume that demand will return to normal in the medium term, according to Schramm. The number of sales on the ITME also indicates this.”

The ITME exhibition machine, an OVJA 2.4 E, met with interest from the visitors. Mayer & Cie. presented the machine at the stand of its Indian representative Batliboi, with whom it  has been working for a long time. The 38-inch diameter machine is aimed at manufacturers of mattress cover fabrics, a segment where Mayer & Cie. enjoys a good reputation.

The Mayer & Cie. team in front of the OVJA 2.4 E at ITME 2022. © Mayer & Cie.

In addition to this application, Mayer & Cie. is experiencing constant demand for its single jersey machines. “Single jersey with elastane and in open width are the common requirements,” Timo Schramm says. These are met, for example, by the Relanit 3.2 HS and circular knitting machines from the S4 series. In the double jersey segment, it is mainly the D 4 2.2 II in E 18 for rib and rib structures that are favoured. The D4 2.2 HPI high-performance machine for interlock fabrics is also popular in India.

Their efficiency speaks for all Mayer & Cie. machines. “The desire for sustainable solutions once again brings this feature of our machines, coupled with their long service life, into focus,” says Timo Schramm confidently.

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