Advancing sustainability in yarn production

Rieter promotes sustainability in yarn production through energy-efficient spinning technologies, advanced methods for processing mechanically recycled fibers, and support for the development of chemically sustainable yarns in anticipation of increased demand.

Rieter pursues the goal of sustainability in yarn production from three perspectives:

Firstly, for many years the company has differentiated itself through technologies that minimize energy consumption in the spinning process and maximize raw material yield. Rieter technologies thus lead to minimal resource consumption in the spinning process while thereby setting standards for economic efficiency and sustainability in the textile value chain.

Secondly, Rieter develops state-of-the-art technologies for processing mechanically recycled fibers into high-quality yarns. Due to the strong increase in demand, these developments will gain considerably in importance in the coming years. The technical challenge lies in the high short fiber content that results from mechanical recycling.

Thirdly, Rieter supports customers in the development of new yarns from fibers produced or recycled in a chemically sustainable manner. Demand for these yarns is also expected to increase sharply in the coming years.

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is critical when it comes to improving sustainability in the spinning process. Rieter offers an energy-efficient product range for all spinning systems and continuously contributes to producing yarns with a decreasing energy requirement. Rieter is thus making an important contribution to reducing CO2 emissions and strengthening the competitiveness of spinning mills.

Optimal use of raw materials

Rieter technology guarantees optimum utilization of raw materials. This reduces fiber consumption and preserves resources. The company advances innovative solutions for the sustainable use of raw materials. In this way, the Rieter Group creates added value for its customers and the environment.


The spinning mill management system ESSENTIAL – Rieter Digital Spinning Suite – connects all machines, auxiliary equipment and operational management systems across a spinning mill. With the help of the system, spinning mills obtain a comprehensive view of key indicators across the whole spinning process from the raw material to the yarn. This enables them to remove inefficiencies quickly and optimize processes. Immediate intervention increases the efficiency of the spinning mill in terms of energy consumption and raw material utilization. Rieter's vision is to fully digitize spinning mills so that they can exploit the full potential of Rieter technology and achieve a new level of performance.

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence also contributes to minimizing the consumption of energy and raw materials. The ESSENTIALmonitor module creates the basis for implementing optimization solutions in conjunction with artificial intelligence. In order to expand competence in the field of Industrial Artificial Intelligence, Rieter and the Johann Jacob Rieter Foundation are financing a professorship at the ZHAW School of Engineering in Winterthur.


Automation solutions in the spinning process enable mills to use resources in an optimal manner. Employees are freed, for example, from repetitive tasks and can focus on more important activities.

After Sales services

After Sales develops, produces and distributes spare parts as well as rebuilds and upgrades for Rieter machines and offers training and repair services. These services enable sustainable spinning operations and give customers a competitive edge.

Long service life

Longer service life is a decisive factor in using resources as efficiently as possible. Longer service life of a machine or its components increases benefits, reduces costs and protects the environment. Rieter offers repair, reuse and overhaul services as well as component upgrades to extend the service life of the machines and ensure optimum operating condition.