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The customer magazine of Rieter Spun Yarn Systems Vol  / No    June  / EN - page 10 / 24





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Rieter in China – a trustworthy partner

“Rieter – innovation leader” is the success-defining motto of Rieter in China. A manufacturing plant was established in China in 1998 to en- able China’s emerging textile industry to be supplied rapidly. The for- mation of “Rieter China” is a further step toward getting even closer to the market.

Rieter has been supplying machinery to China for  years and is a recognized market leader in the field of spinning machinery for short staple fibers Its good long-term relationships with Chinese customers are based on Rieter’s technological leadership and con- tinuous innovation Speaking the customer’s lan- guage is a further building block of Rieter’s success in China

Fig  Rieter estab- lished in  has been active in China since 

China’s economic development The People’s Republic of China’s “socialist market economy” is a combination of economic planning and free market economy Government stimulus pro- grams are set out in -year plans and serve to es- tablish new technologies in the country Since the start of liberalization the textile machinery textile and garment industries and the manufacture of man- made fibers are being vigorously promoted in China

ITMA Asia  CITME – Asia’s key trade show According to ITMF statistics  of ring spinning capacity and  of rotor spinning capacity in the short staple sector were installed in Asia in  This market shift toward Asia and to China in par- ticular has already been apparent for some years Trade show organizers have adjusted to this market trend and focused on the Chinese market ITMA Asia and CITME were combined for the first time in  and relocated from Singapore to Shanghai

Fig  Interested customers at the ITMA Asia  CITME  in Shanghai

Rieter’s activities in China Rieter delivered its first spinning machines to China as long ago as  In order to serve the Chinese market from a local base the sales office has been moved from Hong Kong to Shanghai With the acqui- sition of ICBT in  the manufacturing plant es-

tablished in  also came into Rieter’s possession It is located in Changzhou on China’s west coast

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    km west of Shanghai Initially only components

for textile machines were produced in this plant Once compliance with strict Swiss quality specifica- tions was assured manufacturing operations were expanded Manufacturing complete textile machines for the local market eliminates import duties and ex- change rate risks for Chinese customers

The plant in Changzhou has been certified for com- pliance with ISO  since  – thus guarantee- ing conformity with quality specifications stipulated by international standards The production plant was extensively expanded in  Modern produc- tion lines – from sheet metal production to final as- sembly – are installed on floor space of   mFurther expansion is planned

Rieter China established in  The expansion of Rieter’s presence in China is re- flected not only in the increase in production ca- pacity Rieter’s organization has also been adapted accordingly The Rieter China business unit a whol- ly owned subsidiary of Rieter Ltd in Switzerland was formed in  and currently employs a work- force of more than  Sigi Föhn Head of Rieter China explains its strategy as follows “A major goal of Rieter China is the adjustment of the product port- folio to the requirements of the Chinese market This is supported by a local market organization in China which is in constant contact with customers and en- ables customers’ wishes to be incorporated in prod- uct planning”

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