profitable, flexible, sustainable

Visit the KARL MAYER GROUP at ITMA 2023
HALL 4 / BOOTH B 119

ITMA 2023

MASTER THE CHANGE - profitable, flexible, sustainable

"We cannot change the wind, but we can set the sails differently." 


Our times are stormy, but with the right changes, the headwind becomes a tailwind. "MASTER THE CHANGE - profitable, flexible, sustainable" is our motto for a successful future. Under this motto we like to present our latest developments and solutions to our customers and all visitors of our booth at ITMA 2023 in Milan.


08 to 14 June 2023 - Fiera Milano Rho

This is what you can expect:

In light of the upheavals in the wake of current events, we spoke with our customers from all sectors and branches about their concerns, priorities and goals. During the discussions, five questions emerged as strategically essential and urgent. At ITMA 2023 in Milan, we will be presenting solutions and innovations in response to the following customer questions. 

1 How to be profitable with increasing cost pressure? 
2 How can I keep my business running despite a skills shortage?
3 How do I find new business opportunities (e.g. applications) with the existing cost pressure? 
4 How to manage the increasing pressure to be more sustainable?
5 How to react to market requirements fast and flexible?  


Preview of our exhibition highlights:


Tricot machine with electronic pattern drive for fast and easy pattern changes to react to the changing market demands and smaller order quantities​. This tricot machine has a focus on energy management. Environmental protection and resource saving are further important success factors.

Double bar raschel machine that uses perfected jacquard technology to implement spacer designs with an unprecedented play of colors. The colorful 3D warp knitted fabrics offer particular potential for further applications in the apparel, furniture and automotive sectors.


Next generation of full automatic sample warping for more flexibility and higher productivity, equipped with the latest digital solutions. Further benefits are short setup time that increases the flexibility for pattern warps​.

The denim industry is benefiting from an innovation that makes indigo dyeing twice cleaner and at the same time three times more efficient than conventional processes. This is based on the use of nitrogen (NOX) technology to control the chemical dyeing process.


Latest warp knitting machine with magazine weft insertion for the production of a wide range of applications in the field of infrastructure, building and construction. Look forward to a machine that offers more efficiency by reducing weft yarn waste at high working width and speed. A new electronic function ensures pattern changes without mechanical handling.

A warp knitted net made of biobased materials for vertical greening shows how technical textiles can be used to master our environmental challenges in new fields of application.


In the flat knitting sector, we will be presenting our wide range ADF machines. With the various STOLL technologies such as knit and wear®, weave-in® or intarsia, the ADF machines are true all-rounders. According to the motto "all articles on one machine", various garments will be created on one and the same ADF model in front of the eyes of ITMA visitors in Milan. 

Next to this you can look forward to machine models with more added value without additional process steps. This is made possible by a special robot function for STOLL knitting machines of the knitelligence® generation. At ITMA we will demonstrate how functional elements can be incorporated directly into the textile during knitting. 

STOLL's fully fashion production also promises multiple benefits: Fewer additional fabrication steps mean less waste and more speed in the implementation of new products.


Less textile waste and material consumption is made possible by a design software from KM.ON for flat knitted textiles. This is made possible by exporting the design to any 3D software to create realistic 3D renderings, reducing the need to create physical patterns and swatches. Brands and designers are therefore less dependent on manufacturers in the design development process. They get immediate visual feedback on how the design will look. This also enables faster response to changing trends and shortens time to market.

One example, how to be profitable with increasing cost pressure, is KM.ON's Digital Production Management System for the digitization of processes, which, among other things, creates more transparency on the shop floor for the analysis and optimization of production with production-specific key figures available on a dashboard.