Mastering the challenges of the plastics industry together

Worldwide known, at home in Germany. What applies to the K Show, which takes place from 16 to 23 October in Düsseldorf, also applies to Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG. The mechanical engineering company from the Bavarian hall will be presenting its renowned solutions for quality control and regulation of critical process parameters at Stand 10G21 at the world’s most important trade fair for the plastics industry. 


“The challenges for the plastics industry continue to grow,” says Matthias Wulbeck, Area Sales Manager QMS at Mahlo. “Manufacturers should produce more effectively and save resources at the same time”. To make this possible in practice, Mahlo offers concrete solutions with the Qualiscan QMS quality measurement system. The modular system, which is also composed of sensors and measuring frames, measures, records and controls critical parameters such as basis weight, moisture or layer thickness over the entire fabric width. In this way, the energy efficiency of the production systems can be drastically increased, the raw material costs can be optimized and production can be more sustainable.

At the Mahlo booth, visitors can get to know the latest developments “made in Germany” from the comprehensive sensor portfolio. In live operation, the experts will be demonstrating with measurements on various product samples. One sensor used is the Infrascope NIR sensor, which uses infrared radiation to determine measured values. It monitors the absorption of infrared energy of all components on or in the material web in the near-infrared range. “By evaluating different absorption spectra, the moisture content as well as the basis weight of different other materials in the web can be determined simultaneously,” explains Wulbeck.

Answers to challenges in plastics processing

The Optoscope WLI, on the other hand, uses the white light interference method. It can measure minimal application quantities down to 0.4 µm and is therefore the optimum solution for particularly thin layers where other systems reach their limits. In addition, the latest version of the Optoscope WLI offers an even wider range of coating thicknesses thanks to a high-resolution and highly sensitive spectrometer. “The continuous further development of the sensor has ensured that even more accurate measurement results can be obtained,” says Wulbeck. As a representative of the various measurement frames of the Qualiscan QMS system, Mahlo introduces the Webpro XS-II. The measuring bridge is the most compact version of the O-frame. Installation is therefore possible even in confined spaces.

A visit to the Mahlo stand is therefore worthwhile for the trade fair visitors, because: “With our systems, which we would like to explain to the audience at K in more detail, we would like to provide answers to important and urgent questions for the world of plastics processing”.

What a Success at ITMA 2019! EFI Reggiani Sells Fourth Reggiani BOLT Single-Pass Textile Printer

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GRASSOBBIO, Italy, July 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) honored the first four EFI™ Reggiani BOLT customers for moving to the leading edge of high-volume digital textile production with the groundbreaking, new ultra-high-speed single-pass digital textile printer. EFI Reggiani showed the 72-inch (1.8-meter) wide printer at the June 20-26 ITMA textile industry tradeshow in Barcelona. On June 22, the company presented EFI Reggiani Innovation Pioneer Awards highlighting these customers’ efforts to drive innovation in textile supply chains using the latest technology.

The awards ceremony during ITMA recognized the quartet of customers investing in the Reggiani BOLT – the first commercially available, single-pass inkjet printer capable of direct-to-textile production at speeds up 295 linear feet (90 linear meters) per minute. The first of those customers, Italian digital textile company Texprint s.r.l. has already installed and is operating the world’s first EFI Reggiani BOLT printer.

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The second and third honorees in the EFI Reggiani awards ceremony were Hunbul Tex Pvt. Ltd. – one of Pakistan’s leading digital textile printing businesses – and Pakistan-based apparel brand and retailer Firdous Cloth Mill Pvt. Ltd. both chose the Reggiani BOLT to produce designs for men’s and women’s fashions. The fourth honoree, Zaman Textile Mills Pvt. Ltd., purchased the Reggiani BOLT printer on display at ITMA; the Pakistan-based company will use the printer to produce textiles for home décor and apparel.

Growing digital printing with sustainable, high-end single-pass innovation
“These four customers deserve our Innovation Pioneer Award for their investment in state-of-the-art technology, and they will show the world just how much more efficient and profitable digital can be using the new breakthroughs the Reggiani BOLT provides,” said EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. “We wish to thank them for their trust and we look forward to working with these customers and future EFI Reggiani BOLT users on creating a better, greener future for the textile industry.”

As the fastest inkjet textile printer product at ITMA, the Reggiani BOLT was the star digital solution, featuring a cutting-edge, high-performance printhead system with highly efficient recirculation features, giving users reliable, superior-quality printing for a full range of design needs. Printing in resolutions from 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) up to 600 x 4,800 dpi, users benefit from direct-to-textile imaging with variable drop sizes from 5 to 30 picoliters for accurate, high-end image quality. It is a robust, industrial platform designed for 24/7 operation, with superior printhead life and minimal maintenance needs. Plus, the printer can include one or more analog printing stations as an option, integrated into the digital printer for special effects.

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The Reggiani BOLT printer includes the new EFI Fiery® BT-1000 digital front end (DFE) – a professional color management and RIP solution featuring superior screening and fine dithering algorithms for high-quality print results, with excellent detail reproduction, smooth gradations, clean solid colors, deep blacks, and high saturation. With the speed of the printer and its robust Fiery DFE, users can stream jobs to production in real time, reducing the cost per meter of digitally printed textiles while creating a broader range of designs quickly and efficiently.

In addition to the Reggiani BOLT, the entire digital product lineup of EFI technologies on display was well received by ITMA visitors from around the world. The EFI Reggiani ITMA showcase of advanced technologies also included the EFI Reggiani COLORS, a high-quality, highly productive printer with up to 12 colors and unmatched printing  quality and uniformity. The exhibit also featured a complete range of water-based EFI Reggiani inks as well as EFI Mezzera indigo and dyeing technologies that provide deeper shades and superior fastness while reducing chemical usage by up to 40% compared with other dyeing technologies.

In addition, EFI showed a complete textile ecosystem for end-to-end digital textile production incorporating EFI Fiery DesignPro software for streamlined design of textile repeats, colorways, wovens and knits, and a new version of EFI Optitex® 2D/3D textile CAD software offering streamlined Print & Cut workflow integration with Reggiani printers for up to 15% greater efficiency in textile usage. To learn more about of EFI’s products and services for the textile and apparel industries, visit www.efi.com.

About EFI
EFI™ is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com)

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Integrate to Innovate! – KARL MAYER

The combination of KARL MAYER’s high-tech raschel machines and the software tools of KM.ON set you up for success in our digitized world. First representative is the RSJ 4/1 ON machine with the working width 195 inches.

Fabric development and production need to be perfectly integrated in the textile production value chain. This integration will ensure the time to market and efficiency, required to be competitive in today’s demanding markets.

To meet these innovation challenges, KARL MAYER provides you with the best in class machinery and the best integrated digital solutions.


RSJ fabrics with integrated structure variations – pre-engineered fabrics – have been successfully launched to the outdoor market. Production of pre-engineered fabrics will be perfectly supported by the RSJ 4/1 ON and the integrated digital solutions of KM.ON. Support of the textile development processes is our key to success of our customers. Following find inspirations and textile benefits of pre-engineered fabrics, more detailed information in our Virtual Showroom.


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Your Benefits Of Engineered Fabrics

Less process steps
Warp knitted fabrics, incorporating complex patterns and zones require less pieces to make an article, leading to less cut and sew, reducing production cost.
Fast development
With less components in an end-product, lead time of design changes will be reduced significantly.
Design freedom
Fashion changes can be translated quickly into new fabric designs. Personalized articles or size variations are imaginable.


RSJ 4/1 ON 195”
The machine is creating 50% more production thanks to the working width 195” while operating at the same production speed as the former model.

Electronic controlled guide bars offer various customer benefits which were reserved for higher value machines before. Electronic guide bar control offers the possibility of producing complex and variable ground structures with long repeats. Pattern data will be provided in the digitized way through KM.ON’s k.ey device.

The RSJ 4/1 ON has got the highest level of integration-maturity for the numerous digital solutions provided by KM.ON to support the progress of the textile value chain.

RSJ fabrics can be applied to a wide range of applications. Beside the mentioned purpose of outerwear, 4-bar RSJ fabrics are well established for swimwear, intimate apparel, lace-like fabrics, spot-nets and tulle constructions.


Increase outputratio of your investment
Earn 37% more output for the same investment compared to former model.
Increase flexibility
Electronically controlled ground guide bars enable immediate changes of ground bar lappings for development work and for regular production.
Pattern Data ON Demand
Pattern data will be provided to the machine through k.ey device for highest flexibility and efficiency in production and development.
Integrate to innovate
The RSJ4/1 ON is the first machine of the KARL MAYER group using the full capabilities of k.innovation to support virtual textile development.



KM.ON’s k.innovation is revolutionizing the product development process in the knitting industry. In the fast-fashion world, innovation cycles are getting shorter and shorter. Our k.innovation solutions support the customers in developing new products and sharing know-how as well as experience.


Using k.production’s state-of-the-art software and digital solutions, the operation of the KARL MAYER machines will be simplified. Sub-processes are digitally supported and improved. An intuitive and mobile logbook and production data acquisition system will be set up, in which tickets can also be created from entries. Thus, “data tags” for the sensor data are generated immediately.


k.management enables you to look at the current production process, regardless of location and in real time. The production data are displayed clearly on a dashboard. This simple way of delivering information improves process transparency and acts as a valid database for decision-making and planning. These advantages are based on KARL MAYER’s own system of machine networking.

Learn more about the KM.ON solutions


KARL MAYER is offering a  wide range of RSJ machines with various functions and possibilities. Please use the tables below to find the suitable product for your future success.

Target application RSJ 4/1 ON RSJ 5/1 EL RSJ 5/1 RSJ 4/1
Sport (non elastic) ++ + + +
Outdoor (non elastic) ++ + + +
Outdoor (elastic) ++ + + +
Intimate (ealstic) ++ + + +
Freecut Intimate (elastic) o ++ ++ o
Functional (elastic) ++ ++ + +
Functional zones (elastic) o ++ o o
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Machine specification RSJ 4/1 ON RSJ 5/1 EL RSJ 5/1 RSJ 4/1
Working width 195 inches 130 inches 130 inches 130 inches
Gauge E28 E28, 32 E28, 32 E28, 32
EL for JBs and GBs
EL long shog 170mm 2 GBs
connectivity KM.ON
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Sustainable Denim – KARL MAYER

Saving water and chemicals

Environmental protection and sustainability are an important topic. With our new developed technology for indigo dyeing you can save water and up to 50% of chemicals.

Environmental friendly advantages

Chemical and yarn waste reduction

More than 50% saving in the consumption of chemicals to keep the dyeing bath stable. Reduction of the yarn waste thanks to the short yarn pass.

Water saving

The higher fixation of the indigo on the fibre allows a drastically reduced consumption of water in the washing phase.


Stefano Agazzi

Chief of Technology and ProductsKARL MAYER ROTAL S.r.l.

Via Trento No. 11738017 Mezzolombardo / Italy



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KARL MAYER’s future- and customer-oriented dyeing and sizing machine is an efficient tool for the production of uniformly dyed and sized warps for weaving made at the highest econonomical level and produced during an environmentally conscious process. Due to developments in the last years KARL MAYER has been able to implement a consolidated basic technology to provide optimum solutions and resource savings for any application related to the process of indigo dyeing.







KARL MAYER Virtual Showroom 26/07/2019

Metallic curtain fabric produced on our WEFT.FASHION machine. A lurex integrated coarse yarn was added on a transparent ground structure. The ground is very stable in length and width which is distinctive for fabrics produced on WEFT.FASHION. This fabric construction can also be used as an embroidery ground.
For more details visit our Virtual Showroom (link in bio).

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Mille grazie dall’intero team Ferraro a tutti gli amici e i visitatori che ci hanno onorato con la loro presenza nel nostro stand ITMA.Grazie per tutto l’affetto e l’enorme contributo mostrato nel renderci uno dei maggiori leader mondiali nella compattazione e nel finissaggio. Grazie!

ITMA Barcellona 2019

Muchas gracias de todo el equipo FERRARO a todos los amigos y visitantes que  nos han honrado con su presencia  en nuestro stand ITMA . Gracias por todo el afecto  y la enorme contribucion demostrada en convertirnos  uno de los mayores lideres mundiales  en la compactacion y en el acabado . GRACIAS !!!!



Mahlo GmbH + Co KG hosts friendly match with Kelheim Fibres

While the Bundesliga is still in the summer break, the teams of Mahlo and Kelheim Fibres let the ball roll. They played a friendly match on the SV Saal sports field.  After 90 minutes there was a 2:2 draw – and a lot of good mood!


The fans of both teams on the sidelines saw a fair and entertaining game. Twice the Mahlonese had something to cheer, twice the colleagues from Kelheim Fibres. “Both sides can definitely live well with the result,” says Mahlo works council chairman Matthias Ziegler, who co-organised the game. After all, the focus is on having fun anyway. After the final whistle unfortunately no ice tons were found for regeneration, so teams and supporters recovered with cold drinks.


Take a leap into the future – with KARL MAYER ( II )

There was a great deal of visitor interest in the innovations show put on by KARL MAYER at ITMA, held 20.–26.06.2019 in Barcelona

As an innovative market leader, KARL MAYER was presenting its products once again at ITMA, which was held from 20 to 26 June 2019, and its stand soon became the meeting point for the sector. Just under 1,500 visitors with specific issues to talk about were greeted on this modern, inviting stand. On top of these were specialists in search of orientation and people with a general interest. The visitor statistics had a pronounced international flavour. The list of the main countries from which the visitors came was headed by India, followed by Italy, Turkey, the USA, Germany and China.

With its presentation, KARL MAYER had the entire textile value added chain clearly in its sights – from production, through the fabric, to its applications. It was showing innovative machines for warp knitting, warp preparation and technical textiles, solutions for networking machines and the digital world, as well as exciting fabrics and – in an impressive world of experiences – examples of applications with a high market potential. In addition, working responsibly with the environment was an important theme that received a great deal of attention on KARL MAYER’s stand. “We are illustrating the implementation of our key strategic topics of ‘sustainability and the environment’ on various islands at the fair, from energy-efficient machines, through processing yarns with the emphasis on conserving resources, to sustainable warp-knitted textiles and end-use concepts. One of the highlights is undoubtedly our new machine innovation for processing sustainable denim,” the CEO of KARL MAYER, Arno Gärtner, went on to say when speaking at the fair.

Using digitisation systems for warp knitting machines and tapping into new markets

KARL MAYER is combining machine technology with digitisation and this is exactly the right thing to do. “Once again, it became clear from the ITMA fair in Barcelona that the sector is focusing on digital solutions when it comes to process optimisation and customer orientation. That is why we are delighted to receive such excellent feedback on the new systems within our software start-up, KM.ON,” said Arno Gärtner at ITMA.

Two machines with digital features were being premiered in Barcelona. The HKS 3-M-ON can be linked directly to the KM.ON cloud via the k.ey system, which enables the lapping data required to be loaded directly onto the machine.

The RSJ 4/1 ON uses the potential of the KM.ON product group, k.innovation, to optimally support virtual textile development, which is quite usual these days. Therefore, k.innovation delivers much more than just patterning software. “Many of our visitors were particularly impressed by our networked machines and the new possibilities offered by collaborative product development with k.innovation, in conjunction with the RSJ 4/1 ON,” said Oliver Mathews, the Sales Manager of KARL MAYER’s Warp Knitting Business Unit. “The fair went well and we had more than 700 high-quality conversations. We also laid the foundations for many sales contracts and initiated some interesting new projects.” The newly configured RDPJ 6/2 EL also contributed to the excellent feedback, together with its exceptional range of 4D-KNIT products. The textiles produced on this double-bar raschel machine feature a wide range of pronounced, three-dimensional designs on the outer sides, but can also feature openwork patterns, which gives them an advantage over their circular weft-knitted competitors. “News of our new development quickly spread around the fair. Even yarn producers had heard about the 4D-KNIT articles and came to learn more about them on our stand,” says Kay Hilbert. This Head of Product Portfolio Management and his team discussed many promising projects with the visitors. Some of the visitors seemed very keen to invest, and they discussed ideas for new applications.

Ideas and inspiration for using warp-knitted textiles with well-thought-out designs were being demonstrated to the ITMA visitors under the slogan of the “Future of Textiles”. “The applications on show were picking up textile producers, brands and processors from the places where they do business: in the development of new innovations and efficient production,” says Oliver Mathews.

KARL MAYER’s presentation struck gold here.

The “Future of Textiles” area was always surrounded by crowds of people, and many conversations were held on the products being showcased. According to Oliver Mathews, the focus was on the possibilities of substituting woven fabrics with warp-knitted fabrics to minimise costs and environmental loads, and the subject of E-textiles. Extensive development work is being carried out at KARL MAYER into the electrical conductivity of warp-knitted textiles. In the project entitled, TEXTILE CIRCUIT, string bar technology is being used to incorporate electrically conductive yarns directly at any location into the fabric.

The display of applications was also showcasing some exceptional product developments, which are both stylish and functional and can be made-up with little outlay. These include well-thought-out systems for comfortable bras with few seams, a sporty body providing shape and support and made from a new type of power lace, and a swimsuit with a lace look.

An innovative new machine for the composites sector and well-thought-out textile solutions for the construction sector

The new machine, SIM.PLY, proved to be a real magnet for the public in the field of technical textiles. This innovation produces thermoplastic, unidirectional tapes (UD tapes) using fibre spreading technology. Its products – premium tapes with precisely aligned, continuous fibres – are suitable for use in highly stressed, fibre-reinforced, lightweight structures, which are a rapid growth area. The thermoplastic matrix is also easy to process, which makes mass production feasible. The SIM.PLY products feature an impressive, high quality and excellent mechanical properties. The grammages of the spread tape, as well as the impregnated tape, are also uniform, and the fibre volume content is high. The production efficiency is also excellent, thanks to the continuous spreading and impregnating sequences. This line has far exceeded the expectations of KARL MAYER in relation to visitor feedback. “Both our existing customers involved in the lightweight construction, automotive and transport fields, as well as new, interested people from the sports sector, for example, were very interested in this new technology. We had many specific enquiries from our customers at the fair, who were interested in carrying out trials in our Applications Centre in Chemnitz,” says Hagen Lotzmann, the Sales Manager of the Technical Textiles Business Unit.

In addition to talking to partners on the subject of composites, he and his team welcomed all the big clients of KARL MAYER’s established product portfolio. “We had conversations on a wide range of topics, covering our entire technical textiles portfolio – from aviation, through wind power, to geotextiles,” says Hagen Lotzmann. However, he said that there was also a huge interest in building textiles. He and his team had the benefit of the extensive range of products being showcased when talking to the visitors. Examples of their use in textile-reinforced concrete, cheap, flexible and stable roofing materials and bitumen roofing membranes, as well as special plaster grids that increase cracking resistance in the plaster, were all on show. A lightweight, multiaxial construction made from aramid yarns on a COP MAX 5 multiaxial warp knitting machine with an online spreading process for the production of personal protection equipment was also being presented.

Innovative warp preparation technology for a wide range of applications

KARL MAYER’s Warp Preparation Business Unit was presenting new, innovative systems for a wide range of market segments, which appealed to many visitors. Dieter Gager, the Sales Manager of this business unit, and his team recorded just under 430 high-calibre conversations on this subject. After the third day of the fair his conclusion was: “So far, there has been a marked interest in the PROSIZE® and MULTI-MATIC® ranges. Most of our customers came from Turkey and Portugal. The first specific enquiries relating to orders have already been received. The MULTI-MATIC® 32 also attracted many interested people from Italy in particular.”

Italian manufacturers are involved in the high-end fashion market in particular, and know how to appreciate a highly efficient warping machine for producing sample and short production warps. The versatile MULTI-MATIC® 32 requires less time and effort for yarn management and has an impressive cost:benefit ratio.

Other highlights were the new PRODIRECT direct warper, which also has an excellent cost:benefit ratio, and the new LINK-MATIC® system. This innovative system allows for the automatic knotting of the beams within a batch on the PRODYE-S indigo dyeing machine and the PROSIZE® sizing machine when changing the beams within a batch. This enables changeover times to be reduced, productivity to be increased and operator time to be minimised. Also, less yarn waste is produced.

The performance show of the PROWARP® sectional warping machine was being transmitted via a live link from KARL MAYER’s site in Hausen to Barcelona, and was viewed with great interest. This machine operates with the new PROACTIVE Warping system and was demonstrating how this self-learning system can optimise the warp beam quality and consequently weaving efficiency.

KARL MAYER was showing its new GREENDYE technology under the slogan of SUSTAINABLE DENIM. This innovative technical system uses the advantages of indigo dyeing in a nitrogen atmosphere to achieve greater efficiency and sustainability in denim production. This presentation was a real magnet for the visitors. “Our large global key clients from India, Spain and Turkey saw a great deal of promising potential in this new dyeing technology,” said Dieter Gager, the Sales Manager of the Warp Preparation Business Unit. The benefits of the GREENDYE technology soon spread around the fair. Dieter Gager said that, for the first time, customers of our customers – well-known retailers and jeans manufacturers – came to visit KARL MAYER’s stand to gather information on the possibilities of saving resources.

Digital innovations for textile machines

The new KARL MAYER Business Unit, KM.ON, was presenting for the first time at an ITMA in Barcelona, and received extremely positive feedback. “It was a very successful fair for KM.ON. We spoke about many specific projects with a large number of potential and existing customers active in all of KARL MAYER’s business areas,” explained Antonia Gottschalk, the Managing Director of KM.ON GmbH. The visitors were particularly impressed by k.ey, the company’s high-tech connectivity system. In addition to the possibility of networking additional machines, the first bidirectional networking solutions are now available, which permit the seamless transfer of pattern data to the new HKS-3M-ON and RSJ 4/1 ON machines. This enables customers to reduce their time-to-market considerably.

Antonia Gottschalk said that another highlight of the exhibition was the software developed for k.innovation. This game changer in the textile industry combines patterning with collaboration. Design projects involving several participants can be carried out between companies and across different time zones, without changing the system. Any interfaces and disruptions in the system are eliminated by combining the k.innovation and k.ey systems. With k.innovation, projects can be implemented, from the design idea to pattern data transfer, in a continuous workflow. “This system was well received by our own customers, as well as by the big brands, who described it as ‘amazing’,” says Antonia Gottschalk.

Other product categories within the KM.ON brand were also well received by customers in all of KARL MAYER’s business areas, as well as by other players involved in the entire textile value added chain.

Pinter to launch next-gen spindle monitoring system with Industry 4.0 capabilities

The Pinter Group has through its innovative range of products been able to make deep inroads into several key global textile markets. It is lining up an interesting mix of products, including an exciting new launch, for the forthcoming ITMA 2019 event.

From left, Mr. Ramon, Director Manufacturing, Pinter FA.NI India, Mr. Josep Torrent, Chief Operating Officer, Pinter Group, Spain, Mr. Adria Serra, Chief Executive Officer, Pinter Group, Spain, and Mr. R. Soundararajan, Director Operations, Pinter FA.NI India

We caught up with Mr. Josep Torrent, COO, Mr. Adria Serra, CEO of the group, and Mr. R. Soundararajan, Managing Director of Pinter FA.NI Asia Private Ltd., the group’s Indian subsidiary, based out of Coimbatore, to find out what’s instore for the visitors at ITMA 2019.

Mr. Adria Serra explained: “This time we have a space of 250 sq. m. We will be showcasing five machines. There will be a fashion corner where we will display finished fabric for visitors to see the effects that we provide. There is a space for meetings and the rest of the stall will be used for exhibiting our machines which will be, a new type of mosaic, a machine with TRI core, a machine equipped with mosaic for wool and the fourth machine is the latest version of our ‘fancy tops’ machine. We have changed the insertions and adapted it for the cotton market. The machine’s speed is also higher now.

The highlight of the show will be the latest version of our spindle monitoring system that we will be displaying at the event. As it is well known that the Pinter Group has been a pioneer in this field, we will be presenting a system with new sensors, called ‘OPTIFIL’. This system is equipped with Industry 4.0 capabilities. In fact, everything that we are developing in recent times goes in this direction, to maintain what are known as ‘smart factories’. The trend had already started in the automobile industry. In textiles, the technology was a late entrant. This is an exciting launch with many possibilities.”

Adding to the point, Mr. Soundarajan mentioned: “Last year we have sold 1.8 million spindle monitoring systems and roving stops worldwide, which is a testimony to the leadership position that we enjoy.”

Pointing out the key benefits that Pinter has accrued over the years by participating in ITMA, Mr. Torrent explained: “We want our customers to know that we are a very innovative company and give solutions for core yarn attachments, monitoring systems, slub and color yarn attachments. Besides we also benefit from the orders that we are able to book at the event.”

Continuing further he said: “People come to the event specifically to see the latest in each field and once they see that we have what they wanted, they end up making a purchase decision at the event. So the event not only helps us strengthen our brand image, but also to get orders too.”

Adding to the point, Mr. Soundarajan said: “In ITMA 2015 held in Milan, the Pinter stall was adjudged the best innovative stall and was appreciated by top Indian companies.”

Speaking about his expectations from the premier textile trade show, Mr. Torrent said: “We hope there will be a good number of Indian visitors. Since the event is taking place in Spain, we also expect a lot of visitors from South America, which is also a very important market for us. Visitors are expected from Bangladesh, Turkey and some parts of Europe, which earlier didn’t have much presence in the textile industry. We hope that that there is good footfall and a lot of people learn about our innovations.”

Listing down a few key factors that make Pinter Group’s products stand out from the crowd, Mr. Torrent mentioned: “Our products are robust, we make military electronics and driver mechanics. Everything that we make is robust. Regarding service, we are in Spain, Italy, India, China, etc. Almost all major textile markets globally are covered by our engineers. Our R&D team gets feedback from the market and develops innovative products. We have our exclusive R&D set up in two locations, Spain and Italy. In Barcelona, Spain, we do most of the mechanical components. We have two facilities in Italy for software and research on electronics. We invest heavily in R&D and it has been one of the corner stones of our success story over the years.”

The group’s strong focus on aftersales service can be gauged from the fact that it has set up a separate company, namely, Pinter Service India Private Ltd., for the purpose in India. Mr. Soundarajan while going into this detail, said: “We have around 22 engineers operating out of India and one in Bangladesh. All these engineers handle installation and service calls in neighbouring countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Egypt and Turkey, whenever required.”

“We are keeping the same level of sales from the previous year. We have not grown but been able to maintain the same turnover. Globally we have done well in markets like China. We have also grown in smaller countries like Uzbekistan,” added Mr. Torrent.

“Visitors can take a closer look at our products at Hall-5, Stall No.A-209 at the event. We welcome them to experience the latest in technology and innovation”, he signed off.