|On December 9th, Rieter will host a ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of the second plant at Changzhou. This opens a new chapter of Rieter’s activities in China. More than 100 distinguished guests from local authorities, association leaders and customers will be invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony.
Rieter will establish a new plant in Changzhou some four kilometers close to the existing one. The new plant construction aims to support the growing demand for textile machinery and provide Rieter Textile Systems with in-depth technology for Chinese customers, covering all major products: from blowroom to cards, drawframes and combers, as well as ring spinning and rotor spinning machines.
The new plant is planned to further expand facilities up to approx. 60 000 m2 within the next few years. The first phase, around 17 000 m2, will be constructed in 2011 and is expected to begin operation in the 4th quarter of 2011.
Latest technology will be adopted in the new construction, which will ensure the state-of-the-art production and quality for Rieter customers. In addition, extension of customer services is planned in the new area.
With the extension of the Changzhou facility, Rieter is accelerating its pace in China and thus getting closer to Chinese market. It is expected that Chinese customers will certainly benefit from further localized Swiss-quality Rieter products. At the same time, Rieter is very enthusiastic about the prospects of the Chinese textile industry and the new plant demonstrates its commitment to contribute to the industry’s future success.
Rieter is a Swiss-based industrial group with activities in all regions of the world. The group is a leading supplier of high technology products, systems and services in the automotive and textile industries.
Rieter has been successful in its business dealings with China for more than 80 years. Rieter Textile Systems started its Changzhou operations in 1998 and currently operates with about 600 employees. The extension of operations in China will facilitate close ties to Chinese customers and provide them with easier access to the developments and products offered by Rieter Textile Systems.