Rieter Textile Systems to begin construction on new plant in Changzhou, 4km away from its existing site. The 60,000sqm facility is intended to supply China's growing demand for textile machinery. The first phase of construction, which will begin with 17,000sqm of the site, is expected to be finished in 2011. The second phase of the operation will begin in the fourth quarter of 2011. The site will manufacture the company's major products including blowroom machinery, cards, drawframes and combers, as well as ring spinning and rotor spinning machines. According to Rieter, the site will be construction using the latest technology, in order to ensure state-of-the-art production and quality.