KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH
Bühlstrasse 25
63179 Obertshausen

Dinner for more than one - KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH

Fritz P. Mayer, the managing director of KARL MAYER, travelled to Mumbai in September to consolidate his company’s position in India and to strengthen the dialogue with its customers. He was accompanied by the head of the Warp Knitting Unit, Arno Gärtner, the sales and marketing manager for this business unit, Oliver Mathews, and the sales manager for the Warp Preparation Business Unit, Hans-Karl Varga. This delegation from Germany was welcomed by its long-term agent, A.T.E, on 20th September, and was taken on a full programme of visits the following day. The first stop on this flying visit involved a visit in the morning to a number of selected customers, which was organised by A.T.E. Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. After talking to these textile companies and visiting their production halls, there followed a sumptuous working dinner and cocktail party. A dinner for the customers – a platform for exchanging ideas: KARL MAYER and A.T.E. invited roughly 100 companies to get together with them in the Hotel Leela Kempinski in Mumbai. Almost as many owners and high-ranking managers attended from companies operating in the traditional manufacturing sectors of shirts, outerwear, bedding and terry goods, as well as technical textiles. The managing director, Fritz P. Mayer, decided to hold the event in order to get a picture of the current market situation in India for himself. He wanted to discuss their objectives with the textile companies themselves and to find out more about current trends in demand. This dynamic entrepreneur greeted his guests and then went on to outline the KARL MAYER Group’s current activities in the fields of warp knitting and warp preparation. Within this context, Fritz P. Mayer said he was pleased about the current encouraging developments in the sector in general, and the business that his company was doing in machines in particular. The managing director went on to say that if the current recovery continues, this well-known Obertshausen-based manufacturer would consider setting up a production facility in India. For the time being, however, the new factory in China is doing an excellent job in supplying the company’s customers in Asia. Fritz P. Mayer went on to say that, because of its important cotton processing sector, India has been an important market for KARL MAYER’s warp preparation machines for some time, and demand is high here. Business in warp knitting machines, especially new machines, is also booming. In the past, the demand was mainly for second-hand machines. Clothing companies are the main consumers of warp-knitted fabrics, particular producers of saris, and warp-knitted embroidery tulle is also proving to be a particular bestseller in India.