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Trade fair success in a growth market

Karl Mayer Group draws positive conclusions following India ITME 2022.

18th January 2023

Knitting Industry
 |  Obertshausen, Germany

Knitted Outerwear, Technical Textiles

The Karl Mayer Group is looking back on its successful participation in the India ITME in December 2022. The global player went to the leading trade fair in one of its most important market regions with great expectations and was not disappointed. Almost 1100 discussions with existing customers and new interested parties were logged by staff.

"We have met many of our customers so far. The first day was still quiet but on the second and third day of the fair many, many more customers came to our stand. We are actually very satisfied with the fair," said Kevin Socha, Managing Director of Karl Mayer (H.K.) Ltd. The verdict on the quality of the conversations was also positive towards the end of the event. The many exchanges mainly concerned specific questions about machines, textiles and applications. India is an important market for the Karl Mayer Group and the company's exhibition took this importance into account.

Visitors with focused interests

Most visitors were interested in a textile and fashion show where everything revolved around the topics of comfort, sustainability and new market potential. There was inspiration not only for knitters but also for weavers.

Highlights included terry items that can be produced in a more environmentally friendly way than their woven counterparts using warp knitting technology, smart garments made from comfortable 4 -way stretch with a woven-fabric-like look that can also be produced in a more sustainable, cost-effective and efficient way, and innovative athletic outfits, including leggings made from power jersey with the excellent stretch characteristics provided by a twill stitch, shorts made from a lightweight and breathable mesh knit and plain jersey goods.

Many of the warp knitted fabrics are created on high-performance digital generation tricot machines. The models work with cloud-based digital solutions from KM.ON to offer customers greater efficiency in management and designs, among other things.

The ISOWARP sectional warping machine is manufactured with the high quality of the Karl Mayer Group at the company's own production site in Ahmedabad. © Karl Mayer Group

The ISOWARP exhibited on the Karl Mayer stand was also closely scrutinised. The sectional warping machine is manufactured with the high quality of the Karl Mayer Group at the company's own production site in Ahmedabad. Customers benefit from the advantages of on-site production and excellent value for money. The ISOWARP manufactures quality beams that enable maximum efficiency in the weaving mill and can be easily operated by personnel with only basic knowledge. At the same time this means low total cost for the investor.

Karl Mayer ISOWARP sectional warping machine. © Karl Mayer Group

The Stoll BMS 52 ki multi gauge E 3,5.2 on show was a magnet for visitors from the flat knitting sector. This attractively priced, high-performance model is predestined for entry into the Stoll world and primarily produces fully fashioned and cut and sew knitwear for the mass market. However, many inquiries were also received about the second Stoll machine at the trade show - the CMS 503 ki multi gauge E 7.2. This representative of the proven CMS series expands Stoll's highly productive Economic range, takes into account the price sensitivity of Indian customers and impresses with its flexibility.

The Karl Mayer Group's Care Solutions offerings were also the subject of numerous discussions. In particular, the regional expansion of the tried-and-tested Karl Mayer Webshop for the Warp Preparation Business Unit was very well received. Customers in India can now order spare parts for their warp preparation machines at the click of a mouse.

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