Working for and celebrating success together

KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH

"Working for and celebrating success together" by KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH

May 25, 2012
KARL MAYER prepares for its 75th anniversary
Each sector has its leader and trend setter such as KARL MAYER for the warp knitting industry. As a result the development of the company has become a success story, both unexpectedly and logically. 'When our company took up the production of warp knitting machines in 1947, nobody could foresee how much the production and number of employees would increase,' stated Karl Mayer in 1960. 'Today we employ 1200 operatives in the largest factory in our sector; we had to expand the production equipment continually in order to set up the most up-to-date machine tools and to configure the production as rationally as possible until we reached the present monthly capacity of 140-150 warp knitting machines,' added the company's founder in his statement to commemorate the delivery of the 5000th machine from its works. Exactly 50 years later the company celebrated the completion of the 100,000th machine. In 2011 – a year of success – around 4,000 machines were manufactured in the European and Chinese works, thus more than double the figure in the sixties. The enormous increase in capacity is all the more remarkable, as the warp knitting machines from KARL MAYER have become technically more sophisticated and today set the standards regarding quality, flexibility and efficiency more than ever before. Naturally the high-production machines made by KARL MAYER have made the customers famous as well as the manufacturer. Whether this relates to the producers of lace underwear, functional sportswear or curtains, or the manufacturers of shoe fabrics, coating bases or textile based blood vessels – they all profit from the knowhow, innovative power and efficiency of the traditional company. Reason enough for celebrating the 75th anniversary of the company together.

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Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Fritz P. Mayer
Dr. Helmut Preßl

About KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH

KARL MAYER is a machine builder with real passion. This family run company was founded in Obertshausen in 1937 and manufactures both warp knitting machines and warp preparation systems; it is now the world leader in these sectors. The company currently employs roughly 2,000 workers worldwide, of which approx. 1,300 work in Germany and 1,100 in Obertshausen. It operates subsidiaries in Japan, Italy, England, China, Switzerland and the USA, and supplies machines and equipment to customers all over the world. For all of them, KARL MAYER represents the highest level of quality and technology, an image that this company, with its total commitment to first-class workmanship and its constant search for innovative solutions, quite rightly deserves.