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Obertshausen - Knitting machine builder Karl Mayer will offer a range of new developments with a key focus on digitalization at this summer's ITMA Asia + CITME exhibition.

Located in Hall 4, Stand A 32 at the show, which takes place in Shanghai from 12-16 June 2021, the company will offer digital solutions for all its machine segments, enabling customers to benefit, its says, from unprecedented flexibility, efficiency and, above all, independence.

These digital trendsetting offers will be the focus for each of the three major brands in the expanding Group: Karl Mayer, KM.ON and, the most recent addition, flat knitting machine manufacturer, Stoll.

For the first time in Asia, Karl Mayer will be exhibiting machines from both the warp knitting and flat knitting sectors. "The upcoming ITMA Asia + CITME is a very special trade show for us in two respects," Arno Gärtner, CEO of the Karl Mayer Group said. "After a long pause in face to face communication, we are looking forward to exchanging ideas with our customers in person again in China, our most important market."

He continued: "In addition, this is our first trade fair appearance together with Stoll. Visitors from both the warp knitting and flat knitting sectors, as well as from the warp preparation and technical textiles sectors, will be able to find out all about the opportunities for new business, stronger market positions and optimized production processes."

On show at the exhibition will be an HKS warp knitting machine, two machines from Stoll's ADF family and a new flat knitting machine for the volume market. All models are said to offer unique possibilities thanks to digital features that keep the customer one step ahead when it comes to modern production processes.

For visitors from the field of weaving, Karl Mayer will also be exhibiting the Isodirect beam-warping machine, which offers an excellent price-performance ratio.

KM.ON, which was founded by Karl Mayer to develop pioneering digital products, will on hand to showcase new and enhanced digital solutions that are highly effective in helping customers enhance their operation performance.

The possibilities afforded by digitalization are also a pillar of Care Solutions, Karl Mayer’s new concept for an even greater comprehensive, focused and solution-oriented after-sales service. Part of this offering is the Spare Parts Webshop procurement tool which is already well established on the market and can now also be used to procure electronic lapping data. The SwapKnit 36 and SwapKnit 36 Flat have been developed for this purpose and will also be presented at ITMA Asia+ CITME.

Visitors will also be able to see an exclusive textile and application demonstration on the stand which has been created to open up new market opportunities. Highlights include high-performance geotextiles and construction textiles for manufacturers of technical textiles, on-trend warp knitted fabrics for brands and fabric producers from the sportswear, underwear and fashion sectors, and denim fabrics through which Karl Mayer demonstrates its strength in indigo dyeing.

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