2022 was a challenging year for the KARL MAYER GROUP, to which STOLL belongs as an independent Business Unit for the flat knitting sector.
At the beginning of last year, Corona infection figures were declining, and business suggested a positive development. However, the optimism did not last long. War broke out in Ukraine, and in the main market of China, the government's zero-covid strategy led to a collapse in demand. Chaos ensued in the networked global economy. Logistics systems no longer functioned, prices for raw materials rose, and supplies for many components came to a standstill. In addition, increasing inflation unsettled consumers. The KARL MAYER GROUP's customers reacted with a marked reluctance to buy. The interest rate increases in the USA and Europe from the 4th quarter onward fueled this development. Über die Entwicklung der Märkte für STOLL-Maschinen unterhielt sich Ulrike Schlenker von my TEXTILE NEWS mit Lutz Vogel STOLL-Gebietsverkaufsleiter der KARL MAYER GROUP.