Rieter

A leading global supplier for textile machinery and components used in short staple fiber spinning

A leading global systems supplier for the production of short staple spinning mills

The global provider of components for all spinning processes

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Company History

For recent milestones see  history on Rieter Group site.

1985

Foundation of Rieter Holding Ltd., listing on the Zurich stock exchange. 

1931

Rieter man-made fibre machines.

1915

Rieter focuses on spinning machinery.

1899

Benno Rieter (1870–1925) becomes general manager as the last representative of the family in management.

1891

Rieter becomes a public limited company.

1870

Rieter Töss: 1 000 employees.

1854

Machine works established on the convent site.

1852

Rieter is the first Swiss industrial company to build a workers' housing estate.

1851

Heinrich Rieter (1814-1889), grandson of Johann Jacob and later colonel and senator, takes over the business.

1844

First Rieter card.

1835-1925

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.

1833

Purchase of the Dominican convent (founded 1240 a.c.) in Töss, a village near Winterthur.

1809

Heinrich Rieter (1788-1851), son of the founder, joins the company.

early 1800s

Transition from trading to manufacturing, investments in and foundation of spinning mills.

1795  

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.