05/20/2015 - Inauguration of Rieter Test & Training Centre at DKTE

On 6 April 2015, the inauguration ceremony of the Rieter Test & Training Centre was held at the DKTE Society’s Textile and Engineering Institute in Ichalkaranji, India. The Test & Training Centre has been developed in an exclusive cooperation with DKTE and highlights the latest Rieter J 20 air-jet spinning machine. At this event, the coveted the „Rieter Award 2014” was also handed over to Mr. Akshay Jakhotya. He was honoured for his outstanding diploma thesis, which he wrote during his academic studies.

Mr. Prasanta-Kumar Deka at the inauguration of the Rieter Test & Training Centre.

Briefing the technical features of J 20 air-jet spinning machine.

Mr. Prasanta-Kumar Deka handing over the Rieter Award trophy to Mr. Akshay Jakhotya.

J 20 Air-jet Spinning Machine at DKTE

Mr. Prasanta-Kumar Deka, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Rieter India Private Ltd., inaugurated the centre. This occasion was attended by Mr. Kalappa Awade, former Member of Parliament, Mr. Prakash Awade, Mr. P. V. Kadole, the DKTE Management and other eminent guests from Rieter India. In addition, many distinguished personalities from industry as well as policy-makers and academics were present at the event. In the Rieter Test & Training Centre, joint research projects on various spinning technologies will be carried out and adapted to the prevailing conditions in the Indian spinning mills. Both Rieter and DKTE value this cooperation and will combine their strengths to advance the development of these technologies in India. The Centre will serve as a platform for research and for the training of specialists for the Indian spinning mills as well as imparting technical competence to the students in the course of their academic education.

Handover of the Rieter Award 2014

Rieter created the „Rieter Award“ to support textile training and to attract talented youngsters. Furthermore the Award aims at creating a global network between students, universities, institutes and Rieter. This year, in India the coveted Award was handed over to Mr. Akshqay Jakhotya, student at the DKTE Institute, by Mr. Prasanta-Kumar Deka. The winner was rewarded with the Award trophy, a Swiss mountain crystal, and received the „Rieter Award“ certificate. The event garnered a huge response from students of the Institute and Rieter’s know-how on technological advancements in the spinning industry is highly regarded.

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