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An Interview with Mr Peter Obrist, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Germany

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Karl Mayer is the innovative market leader and driving force in textile machinery building. It offers the perfect solutions for warp knitting, technical textiles and warp preparation for weaving.

TEXtalks interviewed Mr Peter Obrist, Senior Sales Manager, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH at Igatex 2018, Lahore Pakistan.

TEXtalks: Can you please give an introduction of Karl Mayer?
Mr Peter Obrist: Karl Mayer is located in Germany with head-offices and manufacturing units in Germany, China, Japan and Italy. We have around 2000 employees and in 2017 our turnover was close to 700 million Euros.

TEXtalks: Which products Karl Mayer is mainly dealing with?
Mr Peter Obrist: Karl Mayer has two main product portfolios, warp knitting machines working with filament yarns and warp preparation machines for weaving.

TEXtalks: What are the main products of Karl Mayer for Pakistani market?
Mr Peter Obrist:
In Pakistan we are mostly selling sizing machines direct warpers and ball warpers for denim industry, beamers and indigo dying machines.

TEXtalks: How does Karl Mayer see sustainability?
Mr Peter Obrist:
Sustainability is very important for Karl Mayer. Our aim is to reduce energy and water consumption.

TEXtalks: What does industry 4.0 mean to Karl Mayer?
Mr Peter Obrist:
For Karl Mayer industry 4.0 is very important. Our engineers are highly focused on e-commerce and digitalization.

TEXtalks: How has the response from the visitors been so far at the exhibition?
Mr Peter Obrist:
I have been coming to Pakistan since many years now and the response has been as expected. The response was good but it can be better.

TEXtalks: How do you see Pakistani market for Karl Mayer products?
Mr Peter Obrist:
Pakistan has always been a very important market for warping, sizing and dying machine. In the last couple of years Pakistan has contributed 15% to Karl Mayer business figures each year.