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2nd July 2018, Obertshausen

Karl Mayer to show HKS 3-M in Brazil

Karl Mayer, a leading German warp knitting machinery manufacturer, will join more than 2,400 national and international companies exhibiting at Febratex, the Brazilian textiles industry fair, which will take place from 21-24 August for the 16th time.

The company will be showcasing its Warp Knitting Business Unit on the stand of its regional agent, MBR - Máquinas Têxteis Bernhard e Rampani. One of the first high-speed tricot machines, type HKS 3-M, with a working width of 130" and featuring the Kamcos 2 computer platform, will be on show.

Warp knitting elements of the HKS 3-M. © Karl Mayer

The Warp Preparation Business Unit will also be exhibiting at Febratex 2018 on an infostand, highlighting products that can be manufactured on a variety of machines and equipment for producing warp beams.

For Karl Mayer, Brazil is a market with a long tradition. Many small warp knitting companies are located there, as well as many larger ones that are becoming increasingly well established, thanks to their vertical production strategies and willingness to invest.

“We also want to appeal to smaller customers in order to increase the range of products on offer,” commented Nelson Da Cruz, a Regional Sales Manager at Karl Mayer. “As a result of national protectionist policies, most of the products manufactured in Brazilian warp knitting companies are sold on the domestic market. The market been experiencing a recession since 2015, but this now seems to have bottomed out. We are hoping for a recovery in the near future.”

His expectations are supported by the number of orders placed for tricot machines over the last few months. He hopes to get an even better understanding of the market, so that he can offer his customers new business opportunities. “We must supply products for niche sectors and meet the specific requirements of this country,” he explained.

Karl Mayer is also targeting its exhibits at weft knitting companies at Febratex. In Blumenau, an HKS 3-M will be processing elastane to produce a stretch filet fabric for use in sportswear. This product and the performance of the machine are designed to offer producers of weft-knitted fabrics an attractive, alternative technology.

www.karlmayer.com

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