ATE and Rabatex will produce Karl Mayer warp preparation machines in India. The target will be mainly the A segment customer however, B and even C segments of the market will be covered. Rabatex, based in Gujarat, has 58 years of production experience and a world class set-up for manufacturing machines. The company has assembled three out of five Karl Mayer machines at its facility. ATE already has a state-of-the-art set-up with Truetzschler in India. With Karl Mayer, ATE will be the sales agent for the JV products.
Karl Mayer is the number one selling brand for warp preparation machines in India. There are 1000 such machines installed in the country, and 250 customers, and the numbers are growing every day.
India contributes at least 20 per cent of Karl Mayer’s business revenue. Earlier 60 per cent to 80 per cent of the company’s revenue in India was from corporates. Today, 60 per cent to 70 per cent of revenues are from markets like Ichalkaranji, Erode, Salem, Palakkad and Madurai. So while Karl Mayer has always had a strong presence in the corporate sector, today, the decentralised weaving sector also uses its machines. India is the biggest market for the company’s technology sizing machine.