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Albstadt - A group of leading Taiwan knitwear manufactures paid a group visit to circular knitting machine builder Mayer & Cie recently at the company's headquarters in Albstadt.

A group of about 40 Taiwan Knitting Industry Association (TKIA) members toured Germany for two weeks in mid-June 2017. They were here for the Outdoor trade fair, held in Friedrichshafen from 17 to 20 June. The Taiwanese textile entrepreneurs made use of the opportunity to visit a number of interesting German accessory suppliers and machine manufacturers, including Mayer & Cie).

The 40 or so participants, many of whom had last visited Mayer & Cie in 2014, learnt how the company is positioned today. Sales director Wolfgang Müller provided an overview of the most important application areas of Mayer & Cie circular knitting machines.

Hardy Bühler, key account manager and trend scout, concentrated on the most important current growth markets. For him circular knitted shoe upper fabric headed the agenda. “In comparison to flat knitting, circular knitting is ten to twenty times more productive,” key accounter Bühler told the visitors. “Because producing patterns is so easy, circular knitting scores again for its flexibility, particularly in comparison to warp knitting.”

His Taiwanese listeners had already seen numerous examples of circular knitted sports and leisure footwear at the Friedrichshafen trade fair and were keen to hear details about the OVJA 1.6 ET 3 WT, a Mayer machine that is highly suitable for manufacturing shoe upper fabrics.

The Taiwanese guests’ flying visit left them highly impressed, according to George Yeng, the head of Multicom, Mayer & Cie.’s Taiwanese representative. “They were excited by the quality and precision of the knitted fabric that Mayer & Cie machines produce,” he said. “The sustainability and innovative strength for which Mayer & Cie. stands also made a big impression on them.”

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