Leading German circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. has confirmed that it has received the first repeat orders for its revolutionary spinitsystems, combined spinning and knitting technology.

Speaking at last week’s ITMA Asia + CITME exhibition in Shanghai, a buoyant Michael Tuschak, head of marketing and sales for spinitsystems, told Knitting Industry: “We are thrilled to tell you that we have now received the first repeat order for our game changing spinitsystems technology.”

Mr Tuschak declined to name the customer who had placed the repeat order, or even name the country where the new machinery would be installed, preferring to comment: “We cannot name names for reasons of confidentiality, but we can say that we are now active in Latin America, India and Taiwan, with Spinit – and of course, now China.”

As well as the Spinit 3.0 E machine itself, a range of garments made using the technology was on show, exhibiting the characteristic Spinit soft handle fabrics. Applications included nightwear and T-shirts and other leisurewear items.

The Spinit 3.0 E spinning and knitting machine was presented for the first time ‘in the flesh’ in China at this year’s ITMA Asia + CITME. Michael Tuschak, said that Mayer & Cie. had anticipated strong interest in the spinning and knitting technology, because of its relevance in established textile markets such as China, and expectations had been exceeded.

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