Special Focus | August 2018
SSM - combined power of 300 years of experience
SSM Textile Machinery, Horgen (Switzerland), 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. 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, Horgen (Switzerland), 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.