Technological Milestones

1870
1873

1873

Foundation

1878

1878

Heinrich Stoll, founder of the company.

1900
1919

1919

First automatic all needle narrowing knitting machine with chain control.

1958

1958

World's first automatic purl stich transfer flat knitting machine LIUM.

1960
1963

1963

First automatic Fully Fashion all needle flat knitting machine, type 220.

1979

1979

Introduction of the worldwide first pattern workstation unit, type VDU.

1987

1987

Introduction of new CMS machine generation: World's first computer controlled flat knitting machines which simultaneously can do intarsia, gore-technique and Fully Fashion

1994

1994

Introduction of world's highest-performance flat knitting machine, type CMS 433.6, with a reduced system width of only 6".

2000
2001

2001

Presentation of pattern workstation M1, nowadays sample software M1plus®.

2006

2006

Presenation of the economy line machine CMS 420 E.

2007

2007

M1plus®

2009

2009

Introduction of new HP (high productivity) machine generation.

2010
2013

2013

New CMS ADF-3

2017

2017

Smart tool chain solution knitelligence* revolutionizes the flat-knitting production with IoT technology.

2019

2019

The new knitelligence® machine generation fulfils special requirements of the modern digital era by combining the advanced machine technology with new and innovative features.