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tradtionally one step ahead

may we present?

We are a Swabian family business.
Since its foundation in 1905, our company has been completely family-owned and
is managed by the owners, now in the fourth generation.
This has had a strong influence on us – with a lasting effect.

technology leader

today and tomorrow

technology leader

We are a leader in the circular knitting world, in the market as well as in technology. We set standards: in developing new processes and new approaches or by the depth of production, our know-how and market knowledge. Maintaining this lead and expanding it in the field of braiding machines is our ambition for the future.

our mission statement & our values

that drives us

our values – our mission statement

“Innovation leads to success. Traditionally one step ahead.”
This belief is anchored in our DNA and is as old as the company itself is. We pursue it with a clear commitment to performance and a unique corporate culture. To find more about our vision and values, please refer to the compass (PDF).




We understand ourselves as entrepreneurs in the sense of the word, as going ahead.
Our goal is to have a say in our market rather than just following its trends. This requires experience, market knowledge, innovative strength – and a good deal of courage.



The headquarters of our company have always been located in Albstadt, in the Tailfingen district. This is where the “T” comes from in our logo and in the short form of our name MCT. In Albstadt, we employ the largest part of our workforce. Here the administration, sales, research & development, assembly and parts production are at home.

Mayer & Cie. IN THE
Czech Republic

Our subsidiary in Vsetin has been part of the Mayer group since 2011. In 2016, we significantly expanded our works. There, we build knitting heads for Mayer & Cie. and assemble selected machines. A small development team is also at home there.

Mayer & Cie. IN CHINA

In 2003 we started in China on a small scale. Since 2012, the former Sales & Service subsidiary has been building its own machines. Today, our Chinese subsidiary boasts a portfolio of five proprietary machines, targeted at the domestic market.


ISO 9001 quality management

Quality is a central aspect of our work and our products. We therefore attach great importance to comprehensive quality management, standardised quality tests, trained and competent employees, an innovative and creative corporate atmosphere as well as a responsible and cooperative corporate culture.

ISO 50001 - energy management

The sensible, sustainable use of resources is important to us. We rely on modern technologies, constant control of energy consumption, systematic energy management, trained, motivated and environmentally conscious personnel and an innovative energy policy.
In doing so, we try to make our contribution to a better future. The energy transition will only happen if everyone participates.

Logo seal of quality professional association.

SMS (Safe with a system)

SMS (Sicher mit System) is an occupational health and safety management system issued by nine German professional associations. In fact, operational safety is required by law and all companies must comply with the standards. Companies exceeding these standards are granted the SMS certificate.


IKU Innovation Award

IKU stands for Innovation Award for Climate and Environment. The prestigious prize is awarded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) and the Federal Association of German Industry (BDI) every two years. In the category “Environment-Friendly Technologies”, the winner 2017 was Mayer & Cie. We received this award for our spinning knitting technology spinitsystems.


TOP 100

Mayer & Cie. can officially claim to be one Germany’s most innovative SMEs. For the third time, we were able to secure the Top 100 award in 2022. This prize honours innovation management and innovation success among medium-sized companies.

100 companies for resource efficiency

In 2017, the state of Baden-Württemberg distinguished Mayer & Cie. as one of the 100 most resource-efficient companies in Baden-Württemberg. We received the accolade for our coherent concept for the energetic renovation of the technical building equipment.

Innovative through research

With its seal „Innovative through research” the German institution Stifterverband distinguishes companies for their exceptional involvement in research and development. That makes them take responsibility for their country and society. We have received the seal for the second time.


for more than 100 years

traditionally future-oriented

The German philosopher Odo Marquard was sure of “future needs origin”. Absolutely, we say, because anything that drives us and holds us together has been there since 1905.