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12 Sep 2023

Brückner, Groz-Beckert, Karl Mayer and Thies to hold joint warp knitting symposium in India

Albstadt, Germany / Surat, India: The German companies Brückner, Groz-Beckert, the Karl Mayer Group and Thies invite representatives of the Indian textile industry to a symposium with presentations and discussion panels in Surat, India, on October 11 and 12, 2023. The event will be held at the Marriott Hotel Surat and will focus on the current demand trend for warp knitted elastic fabrics.

The demand for warp knitted elastic fabrics has increased rapidly in the past two to three years. On the one hand, this offers the Indian textile industry new growth opportunities and the chance to establish itself in a leading position in the growing market. On the other hand, the turnaround also holds challenges as the production steps involved in manufacture of warp knitted elastic fabrics are strikingly different from the conventional methods.

In order to provide the Indian warp knitting industry with optimum support in this change, Brückner, Groz-Beckert, Karl Mayer and Thies are inviting participants to a specialist symposium on the subject of "Production of Warp Knitted Elastic Fabric". Industry experts, stakeholders and textile visionaries are invited to share their insights and experiences with the guests.

The aim of the symposium is to provide a platform where knowledge can be exchanged and cooperation intensified. The symposium offers a wide variety of technical presentations as well as best practice examples and showcases cutting-edge technologies and innovations in warp knitting technology. Interactive sessions and discussion rounds promote exchange among participants and provide networking opportunities.

This is how the German companies Brückner, Groz-Beckert, Karl Mayer and Thies would like to provide their Indian customers with optimum support in adapting to rapidly changing trends and benefiting from the current trend in warp knitted elastic fabrics.

Those interested in attending the symposium may contact Vinod Kumar (Brückner & Thies), Dipak Panhalkar (Groz-Beckert) or Apurva Jariwala (Karl Mayer) to register:


Venue: Marriott Hotel Surat
Ambika Niketan, Surat Dumas Road, Surat, Gujarat 395007, India

Date: October, 11 & 12, 2023
2.00 p.m.– 6.00 p.m.

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About Brückner

Brückner is a world-wide acting and owner-run mechanical engineering company with nearly 75 years of tradition and experience. The company is situated in Southern Germany and plans, builds and installs machines and complete lines for the textile finishing industry. With more than 6.000 innovative ranges supplied all over the globe so far, Brückner is one of the leading international manufacturer.

The product range comprises the following machines and technologies: Stenters and dryers for knitted and woven fabrics, sanforising ranges, continuous dyeing ranges with hotflue and infrared dryers, relaxation dryers, complete coating and laminating lines for textiles, technical textiles, carpets and nonwovens, heat-recovery and air purification systems and energy saving concepts.

In addition, Brückner gives technological advice to all customers in order to run their processes as optimized as possible. In their own Technology Center in the headquarter in Leonberg near Stuttgart they can run trials for customers and interested parties at any time. All Brückner machines are efficient and high-quality products and are 100% made in Germany in their own new built factory in Bavaria.

About Groz-Beckert

Groz-Beckert is the world's leading supplier of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools, as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textile fabrics. Its products and services support the fields of knitting, weaving, felting, tufting, carding and sewing.

Groz-Beckert is part of the Groz-Beckert Group, a market leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of process-critical textile precision tools, industrial cutting solutions and solution provider for textile construction and reinforcement solutions made from high-performance technical fibers for composite materials.

The group consists of the companies Groz-Beckert, TKM and solidian and generated sales of 814 million euros in 2022 with around 9,500 employees worldwide. The company is active in more than 150 countries with agencies, production and sales subsidiaries.

About Karl Mayer

The Karl Mayer Group is a mechanical engineering company that offers its own digital solutions in addition to a wide range of products and services of its sector. Today, the focus of the Group is on textile machinery building. The business activities are focused on the two most important stitch forming processes, warp knitting and knitting, as well as on the areas of technical textiles, warp preparation for weaving and digitalization. The brands of the Group are Karl Mayer for warp knitting, warp preparation for weaving and the production of technical textiles, Stoll for flat knitting, KM.ON for digital solutions and Stoll Electronic for electronic components. The Karl Mayer Group ensures the success of its international customers with economically and technically best products and services, as well as with innovations that move the textile world.

Karl Mayer has 3,100 employees. Thanks to its global organization and its claim to produce in its main markets, the group of companies is always close to its customers and their needs. Today, it has subsidiaries in the USA, India, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Bangladesh and Switzerland, as well as agencies in all parts of the world. The Karl Mayer Group is a German family-owned company, which has focused on financial independence and economic sustainability since its foundation in 1937. As a permanent, reliable partner with decades of experience and a high level of quality in all areas, it supports the competitiveness of its customers and business partners.

About Thies

Founded in 1892, Thies GmbH & Co. KG specializes in the manufacture of high-quality machinery for yarn and piece dyeing, bleaching and drying systems as well as dosing and dispensing systems.

The Westphalian family-owned company is based in Coesfeld/Germany, where it operates state-of-the-art research and production facilities. With a sales and service station in Coimbatore, Thies is a reliable, high-quality service partner for its Indian customers, available at short notice and combining innovative strength with investment security.