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05. March 2018

KARL MAYER becomes seventh shareholder of joint venture ADAMOS GmbH

ADAMOS now with seven shareholders

The open, digital platform ADAMOS (ADAptive Manufacturing Open Solutions), set up by DMG MORI, Dürr, Software AG, ZEISS and ASM PT, is available around the world with support from 200 experts. After Engel Austria GmbH recently joined this strategic alliance for the future topic of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the KARL MAYER group has now become a member as well.


  • KARL MAYER becomes seventh shareholder of joint venture ADAMOS GmbH
  • ADAMOS enhances its strong position in machinery and plant engineering further


KARL MAYER is an innovative market leader and pioneer in textile machine building and offers solutions for warp knitting and warp preparation for weaving as well as for technical textiles. CEO of the KARL MAYER Group Arno Gärtner: “Joining the strategic ADAMOS Alliance is the next step in our digitization strategy. ADAMOS brings together experts in mechanical engineering and information technology to help provide high added value for customers. With this involvement we will gain access to an open IIoT environment which is specifically focused on the needs of machinery and plant construction.”

As a pioneer in textile machine building, KARL MAYER pursues a broadly conceived digitization strategy: for one, the aim is to boost productivity within the company’s own added value chain to the customers’ benefit; and secondly, the intention is to develop new market-supporting business models, products and services involving digitization.

Back in November 2017, the company founded KARL MAYER Digital Factory GmbH in order to develop advanced digital competences in an agile environment. And now KARL MAYER Digital Factory GmbH too has taken a stake in ADAMOS GmbH. All seven companies are equal shareholders in ADAMOS GmbH, which is based in Darmstadt. They contribute their extensive sector expertise, innovative IT know-how as well as their existing solutions. These include digital marketplaces and a broad portfolio of apps. Other machine and plant manufacturers as well as component manufacturers can also take advantage of the ADAMOS range of services as partners.



KARL MAYER is an innovative market leader as well as driving force in the textile machinery building. The manufacturer offers perfect solutions for the fields of warp knitting and flat knitting, technical textiles, warp preparation for weaving and digitalisation.

The digital solutions are offered under the KM.ON brand, the product portfolio for flat knitting under the STOLL brand.

To ensure the success of its international customers, KARL MAYER has always been eager to provide its clients with the best economical and technical products and services and to offer innovations which bring fresh impetus to the textile world.

With more than 3,300 employees worldwide, the international organization produces in its main markets, so that KARL MAYER is always close to its customers and their needs. Today, the company has subsidiaries in the USA, in England, India, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Bangladesh and Switzerland as well as agencies all over the world.

The German family-run enterprise was set up in 1937 and since then financial independence and economic sustainability have always been important aspects of the company’s corporate strategy. As long-standing and reliable partner with many years of professional experience and high quality level in all areas, KARL MAYER supports the competitiveness of its customers and business partners.