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Rieter Group

Rieter is the world’s leading supplier of systems for short-staple fiber spinning. Based in Winterthur (Switzerland), the company develops and manufactures machinery, systems and components used to convert natural and man-made fibers and their blends into yarns. Rieter is the only supplier worldwide to cover spinning preparation processes as well as all four end spinning processes currently established on the market. Furthermore, Rieter is a leader in the field of precision winding machines. With 18 manufacturing locations in ten countries, the company employs a global workforce of some 5 480, about 16.5% of whom are based in Switzerland.

Rieter is a strong brand with a long tradition. For more than 225 years Rieter’s innovative momentum has been a powerful driving force for progress in the spinning mill industry. Products and systems are ideally tailored to customer needs and mostly produced in the markets where the customers are located.

With a global sales and service organization and a strong presence in the core markets China and India, Rieter as market leader is well positioned in the global competitive environment. For the benefit of shareholders, customers and employees, Rieter aspires to achieve sustained growth in enterprise value. With this in mind, Rieter seeks to maintain continuous growth in sales and profitability, primarily through organic growth, but also through strategic alliances and acquisitions.

The company comprises three business groups: Machines & Systems, Components and After Sales.

Business Model

The world market for staple fiber machines, which is relevant for Rieter, has an annual volume of CHF 3 200 to 4 000 million. Rieter is the market leader with a market share of around 30 percent.

Group Executive Committee

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Safety, health and the environment are fundamental to the Rieter Group and an integral part of its strategy.

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Code of Conduct

Rieter follows the principle of good corporate citizenship and considers its good reputation and integrity as crucial competitive advantages.

Rieter Award

The Rieter Award has been given to students and young trainees every year since 1989. With this award, Rieter promotes talents and thus also supports universities and institutes in their efforts to win outstanding new recruits for textile training. The Rieter Award winners are selected globally. Selection is made from students and young professionals from the field of textile engineering who excel due to well-founded work and a high level of commitment.


Founded in 1795 by Johann Jacob Rieter in Winterthur (Switzerland), Rieter is a company with a long tradition. The company chronicle shows the numerous milestones in the company's history.