Stoll starts assembling entry level flat knitting machines at its pilot production plant in China

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-06-18 16:30:00 – Shanghai

Stoll is the integrative link between the highly sophisticated technology in the area of developing and manufacturing flat knitting machines on the one hand and an innovative independent thinker and developer in the section of Fashion & Technology on the other hand.
It has set up a pilot production plant near Shanghai, China where it is manufacturing Stoll brand computerised flat knitting machines.

Major complex machine parts such as needle beds and cam boxes will continue to be manufactured at the company’s main production plant in Reutlingen and then shipped to China for assembly. This is a strategy adopted by many European textile machinery builders which allows tight control of quality whilst reducing

The CEO Andreas Schellhammer and company Chairman Heinz-Peter Stoll said that it was vitally important that the company retained the high quality that it has become known for in its long history and that the plant should be considered as a ‘pilot’, the aim of which is to build entry level machines at a price which will enable the company to compete on more favourable terms with it competitors, whilst maintaining Stoll quality. The company has started assembling ‘entry level’ flat knitting machines at the plant.

Stoll has opted to set up its own factory using key German technical staff from its company headquarters to set up the new production line which has already manufactured around 100 machines. While, some machine builders have partnered with Chinese companies to move manufacturing from their home countries.

Stoll stands for quality and flexibility in the world of knitting and its brand has achieved a legendary reputation equipped with many facets. Stolls products have been successfully sold in over 70 countries. It offers a complete and integrated service program with subsidiaries, sales and service centres as well as numerous distributors all over the globe.

H. Stoll GmbH & Co. KG is a global leader in the production of flat knitting machines with headquarters in Reutlingen, Germany. The traditional company was founded in 1873 and has 1000 employees worldwide. The Stoll brand name portfolio includes flat knitting machines and pattern software used to manufacture fashion, industrial and medical textiles.

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