80 Years KARL MAYER: Facing the future with progressive solutions and product innovations

The world leading manufacturer of warp knitting, warp preparation machines and technical textiles KARL MAYER, celebrated its 80th anniversary on 6th of July 2017 in its headquarters in Obertshausen (Frankfurt am Main), Germany. More than 750 guests from 50 countries took part in the celebrations, which included a multimedia innovation show, guided tours through the production facilities of KARL MAYER and many interesting workshops about current developments in the field of textile machinery production.

During the celebrations, business partners and customers of KARL MAYER were shown the completely new Assembly Hall with a maximum capacity of 2500 machines per year, opened at the end of 2016, as well as the modern Development Center. Over the last five years, the manufacturer has invested extensively in improving the competitiveness of its high-tech production locations in Germany, Italy and Japan, and has spent a total of € 60 million, investing in new plants, modernizing the production facilities, and establishing new IT systems. Also, nine partially revamped and newly developed machines from KARL MAYER’s Warp Knitting, Technical Textiles and Warp Preparation Business Units were demonstrated, as well as new textile developments having the potential to generate new business.

„We are presenting ourselves successfully as innovative world market leader. All the customers are impressed by the new factory hall added to our headquarters and by the new and innovative further developments of our machines," confirmed Arno Gärtner, KARL MAYER's CEO during the event.

The ILLIES GROUP and many of our leading customers from Asia were happy to attend the events and look forward to a bright future.

KARL MAYER's latest innovations for warp knitting, warp preparation and technical textiles
Member of the ILLIES team Korea showing the high performance knitting machine WEFTTRONIC® II HKS to customers
ILLIES Team China
ILLIES Team Korea with customers