KARL MAYER is showcasing market-specific and innovative systems at the ITM exhibition

Hall 7, stand 709 in the Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul, which is taking place from 14.-17.04.2018

KARL MAYER is exhibiting at this year’s ITM exhibition in hall 7, stand 709 as an innovative partner in the warp knitting and warp preparation sectors, and one which can offer leading brands many new ideas and concepts. KARL MAYER is specifically targeting producers of home textiles and stylish, functional clothing by exhibiting products for the warp knitting sector. For its visitors, the company has prepared a machine show and a number of decorative islands to illustrate a variety of applications. The focus of these platforms, which are intended to generate new ideas, is lace fabrics for lingerie and clothing, terry goods made from polyester and cotton, warp-knitted spacer textiles and plush articles. Net curtains are the focus of the machine presentation. KARL MAYER is an expert in warp preparation for the denim sector, and KARL MAYER Technische Textilien GmbH is showcasing innovative systems for the composites and building sectors.

JEC WORLD 2018 06 – 08 Mar 2018 in Paris, France

Visit Mahlo in Paris!

We gladly welcome our visitors at our booth R51 in hall 6! Let’s talk about the latest trends and development in a pulsating market. 

JEC World 2018

JEC world LogoJECworld Logo

Composites are deeply embedded in the biggest markets of the economically strongest industries such as automotive, construction, aviation and renewable energies. You could call it a dynamically growing branch that conquers more and more industrial areas. Especially glass fibres continue to gain ground. About 95 per cent of all manufactured composites consist of this material. It is light, weather-resistant, has a high inherent strength and various surface textures. But also other composites like carbon fibre are used in many applications. In order to keep the overview over the diverse possibilities and to find new approaches for their own production, composites manufacturers need a platform for and with the sector’s experts.

The JEC World is exactly this meeting point. It is the largest and most important trade fair solely focusing on composites. More than 40 000 visitors consist of end-user-companies and stakeholders of the composite industries from all over the world. During conferences and innovations platforms, the participants can exchange views about the latest trends and developments.

For more information on the JEC, please visit the official website.

Quality control for composites

We supply the composites market with renowned on-line measurement and control solutions for  thickness, basis weight, density, coating add-on, and moisture.

The traversing quality control system Qualiscan QMS is the perfect tool for the demanding manufacturer. It offers non-nuclear sensors plus responsive, professional technical support, and the most reliable, well-built scanning platforms in the industry.

Featured Mahlo products at JEC


Traversing quality control system

Qualiscan QMS-12
Qualiscan QMS-12

The Qualiscan QMS is a modular system for measuring, logging and controlling critical process parameters over the entire width of the product, including basis weight, coating weight, thickness, moisture etc.

The Qualiscan QMS can be used in virtually every industrial sector in which products are produced as a web, or where they are finished (laminated, coated, etc.). The versatile sensors and measuring devices of the Qualiscan QMS series can sense, log and continuously control such parameters as basis weight (weight per unit area), coating weight, thickness and moisture in a variety of web-type products.

The Qualiscan QMS is a modular system consisting of multiple measuring sensors and traversing frames acting as intelligent nodes on a network. The individual components are linked through a normal Ethernet cable as found in any office for networking multiple PCs.


Product highlights   Customer benefits

  • Modern construction with intelligent sensors and traversing frames
  • Based on industry standard hardened computers
  • running Windows embedded operating system
  • Components communicate through digital interfaces



  • Savings in raw materials and/or energy at the manufacturing stage
  • Uninterrupted monitoring and logging of actual product quality
  • Improvement in product quality, especially in conjunction with control



Product information (PDF)


Mahlo GmbH hands over diplomas to apprentice

After three and a half educational but also demanding years, now it was time: six industrial trainees of Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG received their certificates for their completed apprenticeship. Each young skilled worker will stay with the machine manufacturer from Saal.

“That feels great!” The proud graduates are on the same page, when Mahlo CEO Rainer Mestermann handed over the diplomas of the relevant Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Mestermann congratulated Ralph Bauer, Britta Eichenseer, Valentin Kaufmann, Dominik Roithmayr, Robin Schlögl und Maurice Sinzinger warmly: „Be proud of what you have achieved here.“ He also added some motivational words for his employees: “Now you can really through yourselves into the task! That is the best prerequisite for a successful career.”


CEO  Rainer Mestermann and Instructor Andreas Beil 

Getting started and focusing on the dream job that is what the recent industrial mechanics, mechatronics engineers, and electronics technicians are looking forward to after their dual apprenticeship with practical training at the company and theoretical lessons at the vocational school. Because every one of the six is sure, he or she has made the right career choice. That all ex-trainees remain loyal to their company pleases Mestermann: “It is a signal for us that we are doing a good job with supporting young talents. As a family-owned business that’s extremely important to us.” 

The Indian Minister of State for Textile visited KARL MAYER

Indian government representatives got information about the state-of-the-art textile machinery building company in Obertshausen, 09.02.2018

On 9th February 2018 KARL MAYER welcomed the Indian Minister of State for Textiles, Mr. Ajay Tamta, at its Development Center in Obertshausen. The government representative was accompanied by Mr. Anant Kumar Singh, Secretary Government of India, Ministry of Textiles, and by other delegates from the Ministry and Consulate General. The Indian Minister took the opportunity of a business trip to Germany to learn more about the products and the manufacture of one of the most important textile machinery builders of the knitwear industry with successful business activities in India.

India‘s textile and clothing industry is on a clear growth course. The sector shows an annual plus of 12%.

KARL MAYER has been working with Indian textile companies for many years. „India is an important market for us“, explained Dr. Helmut Preßl, KARL MAYER’s CFO, when he welcomed the guests. In 2014 KARL MAYER opened its own plant in Ahmedabad, and started its own value creation in the Indian market. Today, KARL MAYER with roughly 80 highly qualified staff members and with its longstanding, experienced regional agent A.T.E. is successfully operating on site. For its business planning until 2023, the enterprise expects a continuing, above-average growth rate. The desired success should especially be ensured by new technologies, which do not only support improvements in productivity but also the change of the textile industry to sustainability.

All these new and innovative aspects could be shown to the government delegation during a presentation of machines and end-uses at KARL MAYER’s headquarters. The visitors were impressed by the high output of the machines and by the top quality of the fabrics. Some of the highlights were, among other things, solutions for sustainability such as the LOW ENERGY OPTION (LEO), which ensures significant energy savings during machine operation, and the innovative sizing machine PROSIZE®, which requires considerably less sizing agent than conventional equivalent types. But KARL MAYER does not only offer innovative machines but also textile developments ensuring success on the market. The innovative textiles, for example elastic and rigid lingery articles or fabrics for activewear and clothing, can be produced on the KARL MAYER machines in a most efficient way and in wide-ranging designs.

The secret behind this unique performance could be shown to the guests on a tour of the new assembly hall that was set up in 2017.

Learning from each other and cooperating with each other are important factors for the upcoming Indian textile and clothing industry, this was the unanimous opinion during the final discussion. KARL MAYER as world market leader is a strong partner in this respect.