Suessen Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Germany-based ring- and rotor-spinning technology supplier Spindelfabrik Suessen GmbH celebrates
its 90th year in business this year. Founded in December 1920 as Wuerttembergische Spindelfabrik
Suessen GmbH by Johannes Schurr, Hans Grill and their six employees, the small engineering workshop
manufactured spindles and components for the modernization of spindle drives in ring-spinning

At ITMA ’75 in Milan, Suessen introduced CleanCat and SpinCat robots for the cleaning and
piecing-up of rotor spinning machines — the beginning of the automatic rotor spinning machine —
and in 1978, the company introduced the Autocoro with Suessen SE 7 SpinBox, the first fully
automatic open-end spinning machine. At ITMA ’99 in Paris, the company introduced its EliTe®Compact
spinning system for short- and long-staple fibers, and has since installed more than 3.5 million
EliTeCompact spindles globally. In 2001, Switzerland-based Rieter Group acquired Suessen’s textile
machinery business.

United States-based American Suessen Corp. is the sales and after-sales service organization
in North America for Suessen’s products.

April 21, 2010