Groundbreaking Ceremony For New Rieter Plant In Changzhou

On December 9th, Rieter hosted 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 were invited to
attend the groundbreaking ceremony.

New plant to meet the demands of further development

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 square meters
within the next few years. The first phase, around 17 000 square meters, 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.

Rieter continues to expand in China

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.

A leading global systems supplier for the production of short staple yarn, 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

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.

Posted on December 15, 2010

Soure: Rieter Machine Works Ltd.