Rieter is a strong brand and forms industrial progress through its innovative strength.

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 manmade 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. With the acquisition of SSM Textile Machinery in mid-2017, the company invested in related areas of the textile value chain, thereby expanding its portfolio. With 17 manufacturing locations in ten countries, the company employs a global workforce of some 5 250, about 20% of whom are based in Switzerland.

Rieter is a strong brand with a long tradition. Since it was established in 1795, Rieter’s innovative momentum has been a powerful driving force for progress in the spinning mill industry. Products and solutions are ideally tailored to its customers’ needs and are to a large extent produced in the respective markets.

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, After Sales and Components.

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. As an established premium supplier with innovative products and services, Rieter has a market share of around 30 percent.

Group Executive Committee


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

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. Explore the many milestones in the company's history.