On 6 July Karl Mayer Rotal celebrated the company‘s 20th anniversary and, thus, two decades of innovations for the warp preparation industry. The first machine, a sizing machine, left the factory in 1970. Then, following a particularly eventful period, the first joint project with Karl Mayer began in 1992. Only six years later Karl Mayer Rotal was founded, marking the start of an era full of innovations and expansion. By 2017, which was a record year in the company’s history, the number of employees had risen from 23 to 103, and the turnover had grown from 2.6 mn to 65 mn euros. Today, Karl Mayer Rotal is the global market leader in sizing machines as well as in the field of indigo dyeing for denim fabrics. This Italian plant is the denim center of excellence of the Karl Mayer Group. There trendsetter solutions for the customers are developed and an own academy and development center will be established by the year 2019.