José Geraldes was appointed Managing Director by the Board of Directors of Spindelfabrik Suessen GmbH, Germany, with effect from July 1, 2016. With José Geraldes SUESSEN was able to engage a very experienced expert in the field of textile machinery. Working for Bosch in Stuttgart, his places of employment were in Homburg/Saar and in Brazil, where he was in charge for hydraulics/pneumatics and diesel fuel injection systems. After having returned to Stuttgart, he was active in the business domain new products in the sector of diesel injection pumps.
In 1999, Geraldes moved to a new job at Groz-Beckert KG. In over 11 years of working for this company, he was engaged in various technical functions. Among others, he was head of a subsidiary in Portugal for many years. After his return to the parent company, he was head of the centre for technology and development and finally head of the division for weaving accessories and weaving preparation.
This included plants in Germany, Switzerland, China and the Czech Republic. In 2010, Geraldes became MD of Christian Bauer GmbH + Co.
SUESSEN is the acknowledged leader in open-end and compact spinning technology. SUESSEN’s EliTe®Compact Spinning System has been sold for over 10 million spindles and has established itself as the most versatile compact ring spinning system. Existing ring spinning machines of various manufacturers can be upgraded to compact spinning, using SUESSEN EliTe®CompactSet.
The well-known Open-End SpinBoxes SE 7, SE 8, SE 9 and SE 10 were developed and manufactured by SUESSEN. The SpinBox generations of SC series are delivered to the rotor spinning machine manufacturer Rieter in Switzerland, retrofitting packages to existing Open-End rotor spinning machines are possible. In total, SUESSEN has manufactured over 3.5 million SpinBoxes.