One of the world’s largest garments producers Bangladesh is second only to China and clothing accounts for around 83 per cent of its exports. This is why the country is one of the most market for Mayer & Cie’s the makers of circular knitting machine.
The company recently returned from DTG Dhaka exhibition with orders for 80 machines. The German circular knitting machine manufacturer is represented there every year by its local representative, Brady. Torsten Meile, Mayer & Cie.’s regional sales manager and another regular DTG visitor. They showcased the latest S4 3.2 II model, a 30 ins single jersey machine with gauge up to E24 and currently, the most popular Mayer model in Bangladesh.
Meile says, DTG, which is a purely domestic trade fair, recorded more visitors than in the past and exceeded their expectations in that respect. India is also among the top five important markets for Mayer & Cie’s with the company having 36 per cent share in the country's premium and midrange market. In 2016, the company booked orders from India well in excess of 200 circular knitting machines. Amongst those orders, the S4 3.2 II was in high demand, followed by the D4 2.2 II. The most popular electronic machine in 2016 was the OVJA 1.6 E, a jacquard machine for double jersey fabric.
Batliboi has looked after Mayer’s numerous Indian customers for many years and collaboration between the two companies continues to be close.