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SSM – combined power of over 300 years of experience

SSM Textile Machinery, Wädenswil, is a subsidiary of the Rieter Group based in Winterthur, Switzerland. It is the one brand and trendsetter that drives the global market in winding technologies and machines.

SSM’s competencies lie in the handling of the yarn during the winding and yarn processing operations to obtain best packages that combine all the desirable characteristics. This serves as a foundation for the optimization of quality and efficiency in the downstream processes.

SSM XENO-PB with its innovative powerblade™ yarn laying system
In the combined over 300-year-old tradition of the Schärer, Schweiter and Mettler companies, which merged in 1989 to become SSM, the commitment to textile machinery and facilities for yarn processing has always been exceptional. In 1999, two other companies inspired by tradition joined the SSM Group.

Stähle-Eltex GmbH and SSM merged to develop air texturing technology and to strengthen their leadership position in the marketplace. And, with HACOBA as partner, SSM is able to offer a complete range of sewing thread finishing machines. In 2012, SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG, has taken over the activities of Giudici S.p.A., Galbiate (Italy). Giudici’s strong market position in the field of false-twist texturing of high quality fine count nylon yarn, will further expand SSM’s business in the chemical fiber processing industry.

On June 30, 2017, Rieter Group acquired the SSM Textile Machinery Division (SSM) from Schweiter Technologies AG, Horgen (Switzerland).

Fulfilling its mission to offer their customers an exceptional service experience, SSM has moved their factory in July 2020 to a brand-new building equipped with a top modern assembly line, product development and new showroom that stands as a technology center for product presentations and customer-specific trials. For SSM, uncompromising quality within the components, assemblies and final machines, has top priority. The in-house production allows SSM to monitor the entire production chain, to ensure that they meet and excel customers’ expectations.

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Thanks to the commitment to technological innovation, focused on cooperation with best partners in the field and with industry leaders, nowadays SSM is recognized as innovative leader in yarn processing and winding – Swiss developer, leader and inventor of the electronic yarn traverse system.

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