For recent milestones see history on Rieter Group site.
Foundation of Rieter Holding Ltd., listing on the Zurich stock exchange.
Rieter man-made fibre machines.
Rieter focuses on spinning machinery.
Benno Rieter (1870–1925) becomes general manager as the last representative of the family in management.
Rieter becomes a public limited company.
Rieter Töss: 1 000 employees.
Machine works established on the convent site.
Rieter is the first Swiss industrial company to build a workers' housing estate.
Heinrich Rieter (1814-1889), grandson of Johann Jacob and later colonel and senator, takes over the business.
First Rieter card.
Diversification phase; in addition to spinning machinery, production of transmissions, turbines, machine tools, generators, motors, railways, trams, rifles, bridges, looms, embroidery machines, doubling and winding machines, etc.
Purchase of the Dominican convent (founded 1240 a.c.) in Töss, a village near Winterthur.
Heinrich Rieter (1788-1851), son of the founder, joins the company.
Transition from trading to manufacturing, investments in and foundation of spinning mills.
Johann Jacob Rieter (1762-1826) opens his first trading establishment for foreign spices and cotton in Winterthur, thus laying the foundation for the future company.