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19th April 2017, Obertshausen

Karl Mayer to host in-house event celebrating 80 years of innovation

This year Karl Mayer, a leading textile machinery manufacturer, will be celebrating its 80th anniversary. The company will be demonstrating its progress-orientation by a series of events to take place, among others, at the company’s headquarters.

The first event will be held in Obertshausen on 1 July, with an in-house show for customers and business partners to follow on 6 and 7 July. During these days, the guests will have the opportunity to visit the company’s modern manufacturing department and the recently inaugurated assembly hall.

The company will be demonstrating its progress-orientation by a series of events this year. © Karl Mayer

“This will be a good chance to get an impression of the company’s state-of-the-art premises,” the company reports. “Moreover, during a technology show with high-tech machines, Karl Mayer will be demonstrating how the company keeps its promise We care about your future.”

On display

At the Karl Mayer’s machinery show every Business Unit will be displaying certain representative machines belonging to the latest machine generations. The exhibits from the Warp Knitting Business Unit – a HKS 3-M in a working width of 210", a brand-new Jacquard Raschel machine, a MJ 52/1 S and a RD 7 EN – will be producing stylish, functional fabrics for outerwear and sportswear. Visitors can also expect to see new developments and gain fresh inspiration for the latest hot athleisure trend, and for the growing segment of shoe fabrics.

Pioneers and trendsetters are also the machines belonging to Karl Mayer’s Business Unit Technical Textiles. For example, the Weftronic II HKS is a high-performance warp knitting machine with weft insertion to match the courses. It enables the efficient production of extremely lightweight fabrics which are suitable to be used as interlining, the manufacturer explains.

The visitors of the Warp Preparation Business Unit will see the Prosize sizing machine and the Multi-Matic. The Prosize features a novel, well-thought out process guiding, thus, offering highest efficiency in weaving and smallest possible sizing liquor volume. This way, it is said to make a significant contribution to the concept of sustainability. Some important features of the Multi-Matic are its high flexibility during sampling and short-warp production, the company reports. Moreover, this innovative warp preparation unit is said to offer an exceptionally high productivity, so that it can be used both as sampling machine and as production machine.

Investment programme

In 2014 Karl Mayer started an investment programme with the objective to align the company’s production section to the challenges of the future. Major aim of this programme was produce key components containing the manufacturer’s know-how with highest efficiency. The programme led to a comprehensive reorganisation of the processes, modernisation of the buildings and investments in a state-of-the-art machine equipment.

The costs for the renewal project amounted to around EUR 8.5 million. In December 2016 Karl Mayer officially opened its new assembly hall, which stands for consistent production line operation with four ultra-modern rail systems and the latest generation of handling solutions. In addition, the supply logistics have been optimised: component groups are now provided by the Fishbone principle and commonly used components are supplied from a central supermarket with small branches to the main assembly flow. Up to 2,500 machines per year can leave the assembly hall in the future.



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