Toyota Industries Corporation Gains the Highest Rating in Survey by CDP*

Toyota Industries Corporation Gains the Highest Rating in Survey by CDP*

~ Chosen as an A-List Company for “Climate Change” for a Second Consecutive Year ~

Toyota Industries Corporation (President: Akira Onishi) was selected for the A-List, for the second year in a row, in the surveys on climate change conducted by CDP. Toyota Industries made the A-List, the highest evaluation, as a company of particular merit in activities that include the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and measures to alleviate climate change. The ratings were formally announced on January 20 at the CDP 2019 Japan Report Launch.

At the Report Launch, Hiroaki Matsuda, Executive Officer at Toyota Industries, described the company’s aim to contribute to the achievement of CO2 zero emission society by 2050. And he commented we would like to accelerate our environmental conservation efforts, including the development of environmentally friendly technologies, with the keyword of “clean zero emissions” in Toyota Industries’ Vision 2030 (formulated in 2019).

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Toyota Industries’ Executive Officer Hiroaki Matsuda
speaking at the CDP 2019 Japan Report Launch

Toyota Industries Group formulated its “Ideal state in 2050” in March 2016 and, based on this, consolidated its activities for the five years from FY2017 to FY2021 in its “Sixth Environmental Action Plan,” which is currently implemented on group wide basis.

The Group is driving the following initiatives based on the above plan:
1. Reduction of CO2 emissions by 10% by FY2021 compared with FY2006 (Toyota Industries)
2. Reduction of CO2 per unit by 26% by FY2021 compared with FY2006 (Toyota Industries Group)

Toyota Industries is deploying various energy-saving initiatives towards achieving these specific goals throughout Toyota Industries Group. This includes introducing the use of carbon-neutral biogas at its lift truck production plant in Sweden in 2019, in order to attain zero CO2 emissions at all its plants overall. We believe that receiving the highest rating for the second year in a row means that these initiatives have been recognized.

In the future, Toyota Industries Group will continue to tackle climate change as a key issue. Furthermore, the company will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society through global environmental conservation activities.

*CDP is a global not-for-profit charity launched in the U.K. in 2000 that promotes reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and protection of water resources and forests by companies and governments.
In 2019, CDP conducted surveys and evaluations of major global companies on behalf of 525 institutional investors (total assets under management: 96 trillion U.S. dollars) and 125 companies and organizations (total procurement expenses: 3.6 trillion U.S. dollars).

LOGIMAT | 10 – 12 MARCH 2020 Genkinger at LogiMAT 2020 We look forward to your visit at the international trade fair LogiMAT 2020 Stuttgart.

 

FIRST-HAND INTRALOGISTICS
Visions-Innovations-Solutions

LogiMAT 2020 – 18th International Trade Fair for
Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management

10-12 March 2020

 

Textile Makerspace – new online platform for innovative solutions

KARL MAYER launches new website

Since 01.02.2019 the new website www.Textile-Makerspace.com is online. With Textile Makerspace, KARL MAYER presents a platform for innovative, textile applications that have been developed using state-of-the-art technologies – keyword 3D Printing, Smart Textiles, Wearables & Co.

KARL MAYER is stepping up its activities in synergistically linking the textile sector with new technologies, and has launched a new platform, which can be found at www.Textile-Makerspace.com. The aim of TEXTILE MAKERSPACE is to bring together innovations from both areas. In this case, with its specialist expertise and networks, KARL MAYER sees itself as an intermediary and instigator. “The TEXTILE MAKERSPACE should make space for trying things out, for developing, and for innovative thinking – in the textile industry as a whole, but also in other sectors. In this case, the main focus is on exchange and interaction. We want to make contact, exchange knowledge and use synergies – in other words, we want to build our own community,” says Michael Kieren, one of the initiators of TEXTILE MAKERSPACE. The aim is to come up with new developments, some of which have already been set in motion. Smart textiles, wearables and 3D-printed garments have already been at the focus of trade fairs and other events for some time now. KARL MAYER started development work in this field last year with TEXTILE CIRCUIT.

Starting with electrically conductive textiles

TEXTILE CIRCUIT is the first topic to be covered by TEXTILE MAKERSPACE. It demonstrates the possibilities of incorporating electrically conductive yarns into warp-knitted textiles directly on the machine. Functional elements, such as sensors, conductors and coils, can be incorporated very easily, without any additional production steps or compromising the textile characteristics. This has led, for example, to the development of comfortable cuffs for controlling robots and textile charging stations for inductively charging smartphones. Michael Kieren, together with the Product Manager, Sophia Krinner, presented these types of systems for the first time at the specialist IDTechEx Show! in California, USA, in November 2018. The products being shown generated a great deal of interest. Michael Kieren sees a particular potential here for sportswear brands. The TEXTILE CIRCUIT and TEXTILE MAKERSPACE were also the topic of many conversations held at the leading trade fair for the sports sector, ISPO, which was held in February 2019 in Munich.

The next topic – 3D printing

The subject of additive manufacturing is on the agenda for the next stage of the TEXTILE MAKERSPACE platform. The aim is to combine the possibilities offered by 3D printing with textile technology – in order to design and functionalise textiles individually. The impetus for bringing together new and traditional production disciplines at KARL MAYER was a workshop entitled, “Additive Manufacturing for the Textile Industry”. The event was held on 11 January 2018 at the company’s headquarters in Obertshausen. The concept was a great success. Another event will be held on 13 May 2019, the day before the Techtextil exhibition opens. One of the topics will be TEXTILE MAKERSPACE.  Other promotional events for the platform are the next Techtextil fair in Frankfurt, but especially ITMA, which is scheduled to take place from 20 to 26 June 2019 in Barcelona.

Our contact persons for Textile Makerspace:

, Produktentwickler Textiltechnik und , Produktentwicklerin Textiltechnik

WELCOME TOTEXTILE MAKERSPACE

Textile Makerspace is the innovation platform from KARL MAYER.

Where textile innovations get space.

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Here we are presenting the latest innovations from KARL MAYER. With these solutions we target new applications, that are outside of the traditional textile machinery business.

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ISPO Munich 2020 Textile solutions for sportswear delivering performance and function KARL MAYER Booth: HALL C2 / STAND 408

 

After the great success of our 2019 exhibit, we will be returning to ISPO Munich from 26th-29th January 2020. In hall C2 we will showing off the performance of our functional, warp-knitted textiles and smart clothing items.

OUR ISPO HIGHLIGHTS 2020

  • TEXTILE-CIRCUIT

    The highlights of KARL MAYER’s stand include an ECG shirt for measuring vital signs. This garment, which features integrated sensor technology, was developed under the concept of TEXTILE-CIRCUIT in the company’s TEXTILE MAKERSPACE, and was premiered at ITMA 2019 to a highly interested audience
    >>EXPLORE MORE

  • 4D-KNIT.SOLUTIONS

    The new development, 4D-KNIT.SOLUTIONS, was illustrating what can be achieved with double-bar raschel technology for 3D warp-knitted textiles. With their unique, three-dimensional, cushioning construction, these voluminous fabrics offer a new level of design potential.
    >>EXPLORE MORE

  • BODYMAPPING REVOLUTION

    Under the concept of BODYMAPPING REVOLUTION we demonstrate that design edges and hems, as well as functional zones, can be worked during actual production on this versatile machine. Breathable mesh designs, stable areas, and zones with different elastic moduli for providing support and a perfect fit can be placed wherever they are needed.

  • KM.ON – digital driven innovation

    The design potential of KARL MAYER’s machines can be exploited optimally by linking them to KM.ON’s digital systems. The digital products and software of KM.ON will also be at the centre of the ISPO presentation. In particular, the features of the k.innovation product category are revolutionising warp knitting with an intuitive design tool.
    >>EXPLORE MORE

  • We are looking forward to meeting you!

    Hall C2, Stand 408

    ISPO Munich (Germany) / 26-29 January 2020

    Versatile and functional textiles

    Come and see KARL MAYER’s products for the sports sector at ISPO from 26. – 29. 01. 2020 in Munich

    Following its first successful time exhibiting at ISPO Munich 2019, KARL MAYER intends to also attend the next fair, which will take place from 26 to 29 January 2020. The company has prepared a performance show of functional, warp-knitted textiles and smart, on-trend lingerie and clothing items for its visitors. This world leader in the manufacture of textile machinery can be found on stand 408 in hall C2.

     

    Textile solutions for sportswear delivering performance and function

    The highlights of KARL MAYER’s stand include an ECG shirt for measuring vital signs. This garment, which features integrated sensor technology, was developed under the concept of TEXTILE-CIRCUIT in the company’s TEXTILE MAKERSPACE, and was premiered at ITMA 2019 to a highly interested audience. The sensors have been upgraded for the ISPO show. One of the reasons for doing this was to improve the wear comfort. The electrically conductive material required is incorporated directly into the textile on the warp knitting machine in the desired arrangement.

    Another focal point will be a presentation of warp-knitted textiles that have been especially developed to meet the requirements of the sports sector. These include lightweight, stable mesh linings, hardwearing shoe fabrics, stylish 4-way-stretch fabrics with breathability and compression characteristics, a variety of tricot fabrics with decorative, striped patterns, and warp-knitted spacer textiles for a range of end-uses.

    The new development, 4D-KNIT.SOLUTIONS, is illustrating what can be achieved with double-bar raschel technology for 3D warp-knitted textiles. With their unique, three-dimensional, cushioning construction, these voluminous fabrics offer a new level of design potential. Ready-made panels, e.g. entire back components for use in midlayer jackets, can be produced, as well as imaginative designs with pronounced sculptured effects, and combinations of 4D effects and breathable openings. Different fabric weights can also be produced. Thanks to the internal cushioning, the cuddlesome fabrics provide good insulation, without any micro-particles being produced – performance characteristics that are tailor-made for functional garments and shoes.

    Under the concept of BODYMAPPING REVOLUTION, KARL MAYER will be showing the potential of the RASCHELTRONIC® for producing new, virtually seamless, comfortable clothing for wearing during active sports or for every day. Design edges and hems, as well as functional zones, can be worked during actual production on this versatile machine. Breathable mesh designs, stable areas, and zones with different elastic moduli for providing support and a perfect fit can be placed wherever they are needed.

    Under JERSEY EVOLUTION KARL MAYER has developed a warp knitted alternative to conventional knitted fabrics for sportswear manufacturers who rely on jersey fabrics. The soft textiles offer a high degree of elasticity with good recovery, smooth, stable edges with no tendency to curl for free-cut style and a wonderful, flowing fall – just like their knitted counterparts. Unlike these, however, they can be produced incomparably more efficiently: A knitting machine can replace 2.5 circular knitting machines, depending on the lapping and yarn selection.

    The design potential of KARL MAYER’s machines can be exploited optimally by linking them to KM.ON’s digital systems. The digital products and software of this KARL MAYER start-up will also be at the centre of the ISPO presentation. In particular, the features of the k.innovation product category are revolutionising warp knitting with an intuitive design tool, which reduces the time-to-market considerably. A special feature of k.innovation is the possibility of web-based collaboration between different partners involved in the project. All the designers, customers and suppliers involved in producing the sample patterns have access to the same data – enabling them to engage easily with the development process.

BRUCKNER – INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS FROM ONE SINGLE SOURCE

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Since many years we are one of the leading systems suppliers for the textile industry and related industrial sectors. In our state-of-the-art and flexible production site in Germany we produce only machines and lines on the highest quality level. It is a pleasure for us to invite you to visit our production site in Bavaria.

The narrow and personal relation with our customers allows us to recognize new technologies and development potentials and to optimise thus continuously our know-how and the know-how of our customers. In addition we ensure that original spare parts can be supplied very fast all over the world and that they are available even after many years.

Stenters

STENTERS

Padders

PADDERS

Relaxation dryers

RELAXATION DRYERS

Compacting calenders

COMPACTING CALENDERS

Sanfor ranges

SANFOR RANGES

Continuous dyeing ranges

CONTINUOUS DYEING RANGES

Heat-recovery systems

HEAT-RECOVERY SYSTEMS

Air purification systems

AIR PURIFICATION SYSTEMS

Coating lines

COATING LINES

Nonwoven bonding lines

NONWOVEN BONDING LINES

Glas fibre finishing lines

GLAS FIBRE FINISHING LINES

Carpet finishing lines

CARPET FINISHING LINES

Special dryers

SPECIAL DRYERS

ISPO Munich 2020 Textile solutions for sportswear delivering performance and function

KARL MAYER Booth: HALL C2 / STAND 408

After the great success of our 2019 exhibit, we will be returning to ISPO Munich from 26th-29th January 2020. In hall C2 we will showing off the performance of our functional, warp-knitted textiles and smart clothing items.

OUR ISPO HIGHLIGHTS 2020

TEXTILE-CIRCUIT

The highlights of KARL MAYER’s stand include an ECG shirt for measuring vital signs. This garment, which features integrated sensor technology, was developed under the concept of TEXTILE-CIRCUIT in the company’s TEXTILE MAKERSPACE, and was premiered at ITMA 2019 to a highly interested audience
>>EXPLORE MORE

4D-KNIT.SOLUTIONS

The new development, 4D-KNIT.SOLUTIONS, was illustrating what can be achieved with double-bar raschel technology for 3D warp-knitted textiles. With their unique, three-dimensional, cushioning construction, these voluminous fabrics offer a new level of design potential.
>>EXPLORE MORE

  • BODYMAPPING REVOLUTION

    Under the concept of BODYMAPPING REVOLUTION we demonstrate that design edges and hems, as well as functional zones, can be worked during actual production on this versatile machine. Breathable mesh designs, stable areas, and zones with different elastic moduli for providing support and a perfect fit can be placed wherever they are needed.

    • KM.ON – digital driven innovation

      The design potential of KARL MAYER’s machines can be exploited optimally by linking them to KM.ON’s digital systems. The digital products and software of KM.ON will also be at the centre of the ISPO presentation. In particular, the features of the k.innovation product category are revolutionising warp knitting with an intuitive design tool.
      >>EXPLORE MORE

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Hall C2, Stand 408

ISPO Munich (Germany) / 26-29 January 2020

NEWS

Versatile and functional textiles

Come and see KARL MAYER’s products for the sports sector at ISPO from 26. – 29. 01. 2020 in Munich

Following its first successful time exhibiting at ISPO Munich 2019, KARL MAYER intends to also attend the next fair, which will take place from 26 to 29 January 2020. The company has prepared a performance show of functional, warp-knitted textiles and smart, on-trend lingerie and clothing items for its visitors. This world leader in the manufacture of textile machinery can be found on stand 408 in hall C2.

Textile solutions for sportswear delivering performance and function

The highlights of KARL MAYER’s stand include an ECG shirt for measuring vital signs. This garment, which features integrated sensor technology, was developed under the concept of TEXTILE-CIRCUIT in the company’s TEXTILE MAKERSPACE, and was premiered at ITMA 2019 to a highly interested audience. The sensors have been upgraded for the ISPO show. One of the reasons for doing this was to improve the wear comfort. The electrically conductive material required is incorporated directly into the textile on the warp knitting machine in the desired arrangement.

Another focal point will be a presentation of warp-knitted textiles that have been especially developed to meet the requirements of the sports sector. These include lightweight, stable mesh linings, hardwearing shoe fabrics, stylish 4-way-stretch fabrics with breathability and compression characteristics, a variety of tricot fabrics with decorative, striped patterns, and warp-knitted spacer textiles for a range of end-uses.

The new development, 4D-KNIT.SOLUTIONS, is illustrating what can be achieved with double-bar raschel technology for 3D warp-knitted textiles. With their unique, three-dimensional, cushioning construction, these voluminous fabrics offer a new level of design potential. Ready-made panels, e.g. entire back components for use in midlayer jackets, can be produced, as well as imaginative designs with pronounced sculptured effects, and combinations of 4D effects and breathable openings. Different fabric weights can also be produced. Thanks to the internal cushioning, the cuddlesome fabrics provide good insulation, without any micro-particles being produced – performance characteristics that are tailor-made for functional garments and shoes.

Under the concept of BODYMAPPING REVOLUTION, KARL MAYER will be showing the potential of the RASCHELTRONIC® for producing new, virtually seamless, comfortable clothing for wearing during active sports or for every day. Design edges and hems, as well as functional zones, can be worked during actual production on this versatile machine. Breathable mesh designs, stable areas, and zones with different elastic moduli for providing support and a perfect fit can be placed wherever they are needed.

Under JERSEY EVOLUTION KARL MAYER has developed a warp knitted alternative to conventional knitted fabrics for sportswear manufacturers who rely on jersey fabrics. The soft textiles offer a high degree of elasticity with good recovery, smooth, stable edges with no tendency to curl for free-cut style and a wonderful, flowing fall – just like their knitted counterparts. Unlike these, however, they can be produced incomparably more efficiently: A knitting machine can replace 2.5 circular knitting machines, depending on the lapping and yarn selection.

The design potential of KARL MAYER’s machines can be exploited optimally by linking them to KM.ON’s digital systems. The digital products and software of this KARL MAYER start-up will also be at the centre of the ISPO presentation. In particular, the features of the k.innovation product category are revolutionising warp knitting with an intuitive design tool, which reduces the time-to-market considerably. A special feature of k.innovation is the possibility of web-based collaboration between different partners involved in the project. All the designers, customers and suppliers involved in producing the sample patterns have access to the same data – enabling them to engage easily with the development process.

 

 

“The Future of Manufacturing: a Conversation with Italian Industry Leaders” FERRARO SPA

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The Future of Manufacturing: A Conversation with Italian Industry Leaders

05 Dicembre 2019

Alex Zucchi, amministratore delegato di Ferraro SpA e presidente di ACIMIT (Associazione italiana macchine tessili), è stato tra i delegati invitati a essere i portavoce dell’eccellenza produttiva italiana all’evento “The Future of Manufacturing: a Conversation with Italian Industry Leaders” tenutosi a Washington DC il 4 dicembre, e organizzato in collaborazione con l’Ambasciata italiana negli Stati Uniti e CONFINDUSTRIA.

Rappresentando la produzione manifatturiera italiana la seconda in Europa, e caratterizzata da un impegno costante e deciso verso l’integrazione di nuove tecnologie e concetti industriali quali automazione eco-sostenibilità, questo evento è stato decisivo nel riunire i più importanti rappresentanti statunitensi e italiani del settore manifatturiero e nel promuovere il dialogo sull’impatto delle tecnologie emergenti nella produzione industriale.