Rieter Celebrates Sales In Asia
Switzerland-based Rieter Textile Systems and its Rieter Spun Yarn Systems Division recently celebrated two milestones — delivering its 20,000th RSB/SB draw frame and 2,000th G 33 ring-spinning machine. The RSB/SB draw frame was installed at PT Indo Liberty Textiles, Jakarta, Indonesia, a producer of staple yarns. The company, owned by the Aditya Birla Group, operates a total of 45,120 ring spindles and 2,640 rotors.
(left to right) Tamzil Tarmisi, agent; R.C. Dhanuka, Aditya Birla Group; Jürgen Müller, Rieter; A.L. Pokharna, PT Indo Liberty Textiles; and Michael Danielsson, Rieter. A celebration was held to mark the machine’s delivery with managers from Aditya, PT Indo Liberty Textiles, Rieter and Indonesian textile and banking representatives at the ceremony. A.L. Pokharna, president, PT Indo Liberty Textiles, said the company’s RSB-D 35 autoleveller draw frames have contributed to the success of the company and that he values its 20-year collaboration with Rieter.
Bruno Ameline (left), CEO, NSC Groupe, and Peter Gnägi, CEO, Rieter Textile SystemsSpinner and weaver Phiphatanakit Textile Co., Thailand, is a long standing Rieter customer and last year ordered 20 G 33 ring spinning machines and four K 44 compact spinning machines as part of a large order for integrated installation. The 2,000th G 33 machine was delivered to Phiphatanakit as part of an official ceremony in May 2005. The G 33 machine is used by the company to produce medium- and fine-count combed cotton yarns. Rieter reports 400 more G 33 machines have been sold since the 2,000th order last year.
Pinyawat Veerachai (left), managing director, Phiphatanakit; and Kurt Schneeberger, head of Rieter’s ring spinning business unit.In other company news, Rieter Textile Systems and NSC Groupe, France, have signed a cooperation agreement between their nonwovens business units. Under the agreement, France-based Rieter Perfojet and NSC Nonwoven (Asselin-Thibeau) will cooperate to provide complete turnkey nonwovens solutions from a single source to customers. NSC Nonwoven equipment will be added to Rieter Perfojet’s trial facility in Montbonnot, France, to demonstrate the complete product offering and to allow customers to assess the viability of new projects on the machinery. According to the companies, customers also will benefit from a combined team of engineers and experts in the nonwovens field for support and also future development and innovation.