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A grand fete for Rieter's saga of success in India

Apr 01, 2016
A grand fete for Rieter

The year of Swiss innovation in India is an initiative by the Embassy of Switzerland, which brought together the scientific communities, researchers and entrepreneurs of India and Switzerland.

On February 4, 2016, Rieter in exclusive cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland recognised its significant achievements in the textile industry in a gala event organised at New Delhi. The occasion marked 2016 as the year of Swiss innovations in India. This event brought together more than 90 dignitaries across the multiple diaspora, which includes textile business leaders, members of Swiss Business Forum from India, representatives from textile associations, leading vendors and media persons.

The year of Swiss innovation in India is an initiative by the Embassy of Switzerland, which ushers the scientific communities, researchers and entrepreneurs of India and Switzerland. It led a platform showcasing Rieter’s success story in textile domain in past and the presence.

The event embarked with very articulate and affluent oration by Dr Linus Von Castelmur, H.E. Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan.

A highlight was an audio-visual presentation showing the milestones of Rieter as leading supplier of entire spinning systems in India and the world. The event moved with a thought provoking words by Dr Norbert Klapper, Group CEO of Rieter on the company’s achievements in its 220 years and its thrust on innovation led by three promising areas: Listen to the customer; make technology available and nurture innovation spirits. This is what makes Rieter to maintain as innovation leader in short staple spinning.

The gathering further got an overview by Peter Anderegg, a Swiss innovation expert, on the small country’s “Innovation Power” and its global position in terms of innovation with future challenges and opportunities. Thomas Anwander, Chairman of Board of Directors, Rieter India Pvt Ltd, concluded the programme with special closing remarks.

Rieter is the world’s leading supplier of systems for short-staple fibre spinning. Based in Switzerland, the company develops and manufactures machinery, systems and components used to convert natural and manmade fibres and their blends into yarns. Rieter is the only supplier worldwide to cover spinning preparation processes as well as all four final spinning processes currently established on the market. With 16 manufacturing locations in 10 countries, the company employs a global workforce of some 5 077, about 21 per cent of whom are based in Switzerland.

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