Success Stories

Peter Gnägi

CEO, Rieter AG

On October 10, 2012 the first phase of the new Rieter production plant in Uzbekistan has officially been opened. This is a milestone for Rieter in a market, which develops dynamically and radiates into the entire region.

Uzbekistan is an important cotton producer with more than 1.2 Million tons of high quality cotton yearly. Today, this cotton is exported to a major extent. The forward looking government in Uzbekistan, supported by Ozbekengilsanoat, a State Joint Stock-Company in charge for developing of textiles and light industry, aims to increase the added value in the textile chain by supporting local investments and local manufacturing of the latest high-end spinning equipment.

According to Presidential Decree No. 1484, the path forward was set to build-up a textile machine manufacturing unit in Tashkent for the three most important machines in the spinning mill: draw frame, card and ring frame. The local Rieter unit will also serve as a sales and service station for the Uzbek customers.

Rieter customers in Uzbekistan will therefore benefit from local supply in local currency and short delivery times, as well as local services.

Rieter is a leading supplier on the world market for textile machinery and components used in short staple fiber spinning. Based in Winterthur (Switzerland), the company develops and manufactures systems, machinery and technology components as well as service used to convert natural and manmade fibers and their blends into yarns. Rieter is the only supplier worldwide to cover spinning preparation processes as well as all four final spinning processes currently established on the market. With 18 manufacturing locations in 9 countries, the company employs a global workforce of some 4 700. Rieter is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Rieter produces all the equipment necessary for the transformation of short staple fibers into yarn. It is the only company having all four spinning technologies in the portfolio: Open end, Air-Jet, Ring Spinning and Compact Spinning. The company is a global systems supplier with the complete and most innovative product portfolio. Rieter is also the competent partner, dedicated to making customers successful by offering support from the initial investment discussions to the successful operation of a spinning mill. This also includes delivering parts and upgrades during the whole lifetime of the mill, thus ensuring the long-term value of the investment.

The first products to be manufactured by Rieter in Uzbekistan are the draw frames SB-D 45 and RSB-D 45. Draw frames are key to good and constant yarn regularity, which is one of the important criteria used in international yarn trading.

These machines offer high quality and productivity at delivery speed of up to 1'100 m/min. Excellent scanning precision and autoleveling, combined with CLEANtube result in clean and regular sliver, from start to finish, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Changes in speed are made rapidly at the push of a button on the machine display. A short-fiber drafting system is also available for short-staple cotton. This machine improves and keeps quality in spinning mills and will therefore ensure high quality yarns for international markets made in Uzbekistan.

According to the market needs, also the assembly of the card C 70 and ring spinning frames are in the scope of the project.

Todays operation bases on final assembly. With the development of the market and the possibilities in Uzbekistan for local sourcing, further localization and the build-up of local manufacturing is planned.

Rieter enjoys the support of the authorities because it not only ensures latest technology from fiber to yarn but also all the necessary services to build up know-how in spinning and processing of yarns over many years to come.

This will accelerate the progress of the Uzbekistan spinning industry, create jobs and ensure a good position in export markets. Customers with spinning machines from Rieter can become reference customers, which opens a global marketing support network.

This project is supported by the Rieter management and authorized by the Rieter Board. Rieter is proud to acknowledge the achieved results and look forward to the future development of the Uzbekistan spinning industry and Rieter in Uzbekistan.

Rieter thanks its employees, its customers and the government for their support and trust.

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