Celebrating the future with a jubilee
On the occasion of KARL MAYER's 80th anniversary, the company invites you to an in-house show at its headquarters in Obertshausen at the beginning of July 2017
During these days the guests will have the opportunity to visit the company’s ultra-modern manufacturing department and the recently inaugurated assembly hall. This will be a good chance to get an impression of the company’s state-of-the-art premises. 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“.
KARL MAYER’s machinery show is meant to reveal the company’s expertise in meeting its customers‘ various requirements and to show its innovative strength. 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 showing their skills while producing stylish, functional fabrics for outerwear and sportswear. Besides, the visitors can expect to see new developments and gain fresh inspiration for the latest hot athleisure trend, and for the growth segment of shoe fabrics. The exhibition machines feature impressive flexibility, high speeds and maximum precision. By offering innovative technical solutions in their respective markets, these machines are setting new standards in manufacture.
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. Besides, KARL MAYER is a competent partner of the composite sector. When it comes to the manufacture of composite materials made from glass fibers, for example, the Multiaxial warp knitting machine COP MAX 4, 100" and the fiber spreading unit UD 700 are technical solutions of highest perfection.
The visitors of the Warp Preparation Business Unit will definitely get their money’s worth when having a look at the PROSIZE® sizing machine and at 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. In this way, it makes a significant contribution to the concept of sustainability. Outstanding features of the MULTI-MATIC® are its high flexibility during sampling and short-warp production. Moreover, this innovative warp preparation unit offers an exceptionally high productivity, so that it can be used both as sampling machine and as production machine.
All the products made by KARL MAYER are of highest quality and the result of ultra-modern production processes.
In 2014 KARL MAYER started a comprehensive investment program with the objective to align the company’s production section to the challenges of the future. Major aim of this program was the strengthening of the core competence: key components containing the manufacturer’s know-how, should be produced with highest efficiency. The answer was a comprehensive reorganization of the processes, modernization of the buildings and investments in a „state-of-the-art“ machine equipment. The costs for the renewal project amounted to roughly 8.5 million euros – but the investment has certainly paid off. KARL MAYER’s production facilities - equipped with automated machining centers of the latest generation, supplied by well-known manufacturers, and efficiently organized work processes – permit a glance already today at the industrial plant production of tomorrow.
In December 2016 KARL MAYER officially opened its new assembly hall which is a real factory of the future. The building is 13,500 m² state-of-the-art. The new assembly hall 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 optimized: 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.
KARL MAYER is looking forward to welcoming its Anlagenproduktion guests to the various events. For more information go to www.80yearskarlmayer.com
KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH
KARL MAYER is technology and market leader as well as driving force for innovations in textile machinery building. The manufacturer offers perfect solutions for warp knitting, technical textiles and warp preparation for weaving. The success of its international customers is of utmost importance to KARL MAYER. Therefore, it has always been the company's aim to provide its clients with the best economical and technical products and services and to offer innovations which bring fresh impetus to the textile world.
With more than 2,500 employees worldwide, the international organization produces in its main markets, so that KARL MAYER is always close to its customers and their needs. Today the company has subsidiaries in the USA, in India, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, China and Switzerland as well as agencies all over the world.
The German family-run enterprise was set up in 1937 and since then financial independence and economic sustainability have always been important aspects of our corporate strategy. As long-standing and reliable partner with many years of professional experience and high quality level in all areas, KARL MAYER supports the competitiveness of its customers and business partners.