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INNOVATION FROM PASSION
Innovation is the key to perfection. From the very beginning, our heart beats for the perfect product. Garments with which we want to inspire you, with which you will fall in love. Which become favourite pieces, in which you simply feel all-round comfortable and beautiful. Technological progress, investment in research and development and the courage to try something new. These forces propel us on our way. Since the very beginning.

We have in-house production and development. Knitting, printing and finishing are carried out in three shifts. In order to work for you as quickly, powerfully and efficiently as possible, our custom-made high-tech machines run around the clock on weekdays. German production and the short distances involved have a decisive advantage. Innovative designs can be directly implemented in the highest quality. New ideas in the areas of knitwear, ready-to-wear or printing take shape in a very short time and there are almost no limits to the creativity of our design team.
We rely heavily on the digitalisation in our production processes. Tailor-made knitting machines, virtual product development, innovative printing processes and, last but not least, our high-tech logistics centre underline our leading position in this field.
KNITWEAR MADE IN BODELSHAUSEN

We started with knitwear and we remain true to our roots. Unique knitwear creations are the heart of Marc Cain. It all began in 1973 with the first knitwear Collection. Even then, we were pioneers with the first electronically controlled knitting machines. Today, over 500,000 knitted items are produced per year on 107 high-tech machines in the ultra-modern production facilities - including 100 flat knitting machines and 7 circular knitting machines. This machinery is something very special.
80%
More performance

Many of the machines are tailor-made technological marvels in which our knitting specialists have invested many hours of research and development. With this know-how we can get up to 80% more performance out of a standard model. For example, our machines can automatically detect knots in the yarn, knit them separately and resume the process without stopping.
3-D
Knit & Wear

We have set another milestone in knitting with our fully automatic 3-D knitting machines. With the special "3-D Knit & Wear" knitting process, we can knit a finished product in just one operation, completely without seams. The combination of advanced machine technology, modified pattern technology and the expertise of our employees has resulted in a modern high-performance machine that cannot be bought anywhere else. Perfectly adapted to our requirements and the special nature of our Collections.
For the further development of this "3-D Knit & Wear" technology, we received an innovation award in 2016 and were awarded the Top 100 seal as Top Innovator 2016.

The Marc Cain knitting mill also has its own winding and twisting facilities. In some cases, this allows us to create our own yarn creations, which give our Collections even more uniqueness.
EXPERTS IN PRINT

Brilliant and colour-intensive prints are characteristic of the style and joie de vivre that our Collections radiate. What gives our prints this unique colour brilliance? The secret lies in the use of our specially manufactured reactive dyes, a special class of dyes. In combination with the digital inkjet printing process, a real "colouring" of the fabric is created. This means that the dye forms a permanent bond with the fibre. The result is an elastic print that does not tear or break and inspires with brilliant colours.
More than 22 years ago, we embellished our Collection items for the first time with the elaborate digital printing technology. This made us one of the first in the textile industry to do so. As a pioneer of the new technology, all machines and equipment were specially made for Marc Cain and later expanded. In order to increase performance and secure our lead, we have continuously developed the process.
260%
Print speed
Today, we are already working with the 4th development stage of our digital printing machines. Our own creation, on which the employees of the Marc Cain development department ambitiously tinkered and refined in order to achieve the greatest possible flexibility and efficiency. Due to the increased number of print heads, the printing speed could be increased by 260%. The colour space has also been expanded by increasing the number of colours used. In addition, the printing machine, which is unique in this respect, makes it possible to print finished products on a wide range of materials in a colour-intensive manner. From cotton blouses, to denim trousers, to knitted coats. Even 360-degree motifs can be printed on knitted sweaters without any problems.
TRANSFER PRINT
Depending on the requirements of the material to be printed, we use another type of digital printing - transfer printing. Here, the dye is printed on a carrier paper and then transferred to the fabric by means of heat and pressure.
SCREEN PRINTING
For special articles we also use conventional screen printing. In this printing process, the printing ink is printed through a fine-mesh polyester fabric with a stencil onto the material to be printed.
Three
With these three processes we can finish all product groups and materials with our unique prints.
3-D VISUALISATION
from the idea to the perfect item
Another component of the advancing digitalisation at Marc Cain can be found in the area of modelling technology. This is where creative design ideas and sketches take shape. In close cooperation with the design team and with great attention to detail, our pattern makers develop new looks, silhouettes and processing solutions. In order to be able to react even faster to trends and individual needs of our customers, our specialists work with special CAD systems and modern 3-D software.
This enables our 3-D visualisation team to simulate models realistically on the computer without having to produce a paper model or a prototype. Various designs, colours and ingredients can be quickly tried out and assessed virtually. This avoids undesirable developments and helps to decide on the perfect product that meets the high demands of all parties involved.
LOGISTICS
The largely automated high-tech logistics centre is a further investment property at our "Cain City" at the Bodelshausen site. The design-oriented building complex houses a large shuttle warehouse as well as a 4-storey functional building for offices, warehouse, technology, packaging QA and returns.
"Centralising the handling of all processes was just another consistent step in Marc Cain's company history. We make efficient use of synergies at our company headquarters and expand our corporate competence by managing logistics and our webstore ourselves, instead of outsourcing. This gives us another competitive advantage."

Helmut Schlotterer, Chairman of the Management Board, Founder and Owner

Logistics in numbers
1,400,000 flat goods
460,000 hanging garments
126,898 m³ gross capacity