Flat knitting machine builder Stoll has spent more than 40 years building up business in key markets across Africa. Stoll’s business activities across the vast African continent have seen the Reutlingen, Germany-based firm support knitwear production in a number of different markets. Prime examples of success can be found in very different regions ranging from North to South and from East Africa to the islands of the Indian Ocean. “For more than four decades, Africa has always played a significant role for Stoll,” the company says. “The oldest agency contract (South Africa) dates back more than 35 years. Here, in South Africa, and in markets such as Kenya, there are Stoll machines, built in the 1950s and 1960s, still running; demonstrating that good care is all a Stoll machine needs.”