Leading Italian warp knit seamless specialist Cifra SpA has announced plans to invest in new Karl Mayer RDPJ 6/2 EL double needle bar jacquard machines in 24 gauges to meet increasing demand for its seamless products. Investment plans have not yet been disclosed and said to be out once both companies finalize it.
During a recent visit to Nippon Mayer, the Japanese subsidiary of the Karl Mayer Group, Cifra SpA CEO Cesare Citterio, said, “We are buying more machines to increase our capacity to meet increasing demand. We have big ready orders in our sportswear business and we are also seeing a strong return in demand for hosiery section. We also wish to explore the possibilities of innovative products using 6 bar and EL system at the full of it potential.”
It’s worth mentioning that Cifra SpA has the largest plant of double needle bar jacquard machines in the world, which have been supplied mainly by Karl Mayer. For sportswear Cifra mainly uses Karl Mayer HDRJ 6/2 and HDRJ 4/2 in 24-gauge (needles per inch). And, the company with its 24 hours production schedule produces 150,000 pairs of stockings per day.
Nippon Mayer has been a long-term partner for Cifra and is said to be delighted with Cifra’s new investment plans. “Cifra, with this investment, is even more the world leader in warp seamless technology,” commented Mr Hirokazu Takayama, Head of Technology at Nippon Mayer.