Efficient machines and a high level of expertise support success in markets experiencing rapid growth and dynamic business. Textile machinery builder Karl Mayer not only supplies its clients with modern tricot and raschel machines, it also provides them with information on warp knitting, targeted to suit specific user groups. The Karl Mayer Academy, located in the training centre at the company’s Obertshausen, Germany, headquarters, offers courses specific to market interests and needs.
The company also opened an academy in Surat, India in June 2013. In the first eight months, 51 trainees have attended courses. An extended range of courses available to Indian customers has been added. The new programme includes two new basic courses, one on lace and fabric analysis, and one on maintenance and repair of the machines.
A one-off course was also held at the Karl Mayer Academy India in July/August 2013 on the double-bar raschel machine. Participants were particularly interested in the production of textiles for future markets, such as cushioning and breathable warp-knitted spacer textiles for shoes, rucksacks, jackets and protective equipment. The production of plush fabrics was also discussed in some detail.
Courses in the German Academy are fully booked until December. The company also trains clients in the U.S. once a year in Greensboro, N.C., and has branches of the Academy in China.