In 2020, the Karl Mayer Group acquired Stoll, and in 2021 US operations of the flat knitting machine company were relocated from New York City, NY/USA, to the location of Karl Mayer North America in Greensboro, NC/USA. Investments were also made here in a state-of-the-art development and visitor center, to be used for demonstration of all technologies of the Karl Mayer Group, Obertshausen/Germany, and for Stoll knit product prototype development and for training.
The first Stoll Days for customers and other interested parties will take place from June 7-10, 2022 in the new TexLab in Greensboro. Business partners can get to know the fully equipped TexLab, with the latest Stoll machines, other equipment to develop knitted products and multiple collaboration and training areas.
Highlights at the event will include various Stoll machines in action, with a few models that were not shown before, seminars and workshops to introduce new design and programming software, and many inspiring knitted products for fashion and for technical textile markets. The presence of some yarn suppliers and other industry partners will complete the event.
For product development and the transfer of know-how, the TexLab offers a quite complete range of Stoll flat knitting machines including the ADF machines with a working width of 50" to 84" for technical textiles and fashion. The TexLab serves as a training facility for machine operation, and for Stoll design and programming software. Training is available for the programming software M1plus, its successor software k.innovation Create Plus, and the design software k.innovation Create Design.