Mayer & Cie. premiere at Expotextil in Peru

For the first time, Mayer & Cie. (MCT) participated at this year’s Expotextil in Lima, Peru. From 21 to 24 October 2016, the entire region’s textile industry met in the Peruvian capital. Along with domestic visitors, experts from neighbouring countries had also travelled to Lima. The list of exhibitors was international, too. Well-known manufactures from all parts of the world, including Asia, presented themselves.

Mayer & Cie. was represented by its local agency Agetex – and by a high-production knitting machine from the current MCT portfolio, a Relanit 3.2 HS. The machine knits all Single Jersey structures and scores with all benefits Relanit machines are famous for, such as a low error rate, high reliability and energy efficiency. Additionally, the Relanit 3.2 HS is a cotton expert, highly qualified for its use in Peruvian knitting mills. Peruvian cotton, known as Pima Cotton, is both a sought-after export good as well as an important raw material in the domestic textile industry.

“Apart from its obvious focus on cotton, we selected the Relanit 3.2 HS to be exhibited at Expotextil because with this machine, we can distinguish ourselves from our competitors,” says Horst Maier, Sales Manager Latin America at Mayer & Cie. “Our customers are familiar with the general advantages of our Relanit machines. This time, they were impressed by the Relanit 3.2 HS’ extraordinary productivity. We let it run at 50 rpm constantly.” Customers also noted attractive details, such as LED lights in the knitting head and in the machine’s side pillars.

Everybody was pleased with what was meant to be a test. Horst Maier’s summary is unambiguous: “Participating in the fair was definitely worthwhile. In terms of number and quality of both exhibitors and visitors, Expotextil can keep up with Exintex in Mexico.” Aspects in favour of the fair’s successful future are numerous: Peru’s economic situation is promising; both this and next year’s economic growth is expected to be at four percent. After this summer’s election, domestic entrepreneurs have adopted a bright outlook on the future.

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