Rieter in exclusive cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland celebrated its significant achievements in the textile industry in a gala event organized in New Delhi. The occasion marked 2016 as the year of Swiss innovations in India. Around 90 dignitaries including the textile business leaders, members of Swiss Business Forum from India, representatives from textile industry, trade associations, leading vendors and media attended the event. The year of Swiss innovation in India is an initiative by the Embassy of Switzerland which ushers the scientific communities, researchers and entrepreneurs of India and Switzerland. It led a platform showcasing Rieter’s success story in textile domain in past and the present.
The event embarked with an articulate and affluent oration by Dr. Linus Von Castelmur, H.E. Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan. A highlight was an audio-visual presentation showing the milestones of Rieter as leading supplier of entire spinning systems in India and the world. The event moved with a thought provoking words by Dr. Norbert Klapper, Group CEO of Rieter on the company’s achievements in its 220 years and its thrust on innovation led by three promising areas: Listen to the customer; make technology available and nurture innovation spirits. This is what makes Rieter to maintain as innovation leader in short staple spinning. The gathering further got an overview by Peter Anderegg, a Swiss innovation expert, on the country’s “Innovation Power” and its global position in terms of innovation with future challenges and opportunities. Thomas Anwander, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rieter India Pvt. Ltd., concluded the program with special closing remarks.