From workshop to the big stage of synthetic fibre processing

 

Over four decades, Retech has built extensive know-how in the design and construction of heating and drawing elements for processing synthetic filaments.


Heinz von Arx founded the company in 1974, with the vision to create added value for customers in the field of thermal and mechanical fibre treatment. He learned from scratch, and his persistent curiosity meant he was practically bursting with ideas and enthusiasm. Innovation followed inspiration: technology progressed and success and failure led to high quality standards. 


Retech has set a solid mark in the synthetic yarn production industry as the expert for temperature regulation – and the founder’s spirit still goes on. 

 

“My father didn’t accept a ‘no’ or ‘impossible’ as an answer. With unmatched persistency he pursued the best solution in drawing fibres to perfection. We carry on with his legacy and still accept all challenges to be met with a technical solution.”


Ralph von Arx, Managing Director, Retech AG 

Retech headquarters at Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
Retech headquarters at Meisterschwanden, Switzerland

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Aerial view on Retech offices, production halls and logistic center at Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
Aerial view on Retech offices, production halls and logistic center at Meisterschwanden, Switzerland

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Logistic centre, in operation since 2020
Logistic centre, in operation since 2020

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Retech headquarters at Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
Retech headquarters at Meisterschwanden, Switzerland

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Technical milestones

2019

Third generation of temperature controller (UCR-6) and temperature transmitter (UTR-6A) with inbuilt IOTs for additional monitoring

2016

High-temperature godet roll, reaching up to 400 °C, developed for high-performance fibres 

2012

Heated godet roll for technical and high-performance yarns in the high speed range up to 6500 m/min

2009

Second generation of temperature transmitter (UTR-4) and corresponding multi-zone controller (CR-7)

1999

First complete heated godet including motor technology for spin draw PP plants as exclusive supplier for SML, Lenzing (Austria)

1998

First temperature transmitter (TTR-3) and first multi-zone temperature controller (CR-03)   
First production of a fully customized machine and start of business in the segment of external mechanical engineering and consultancy

1994

Cooperation with Zinser Synthetic, Ebersbach (Germany) as exclusive supplier for heated godet rolls, plate heaters and temperature control systems for draw-wind and draw-twist machines

1986

Cooperation with FAG Hammelburg (later TEMCO) for the development of the in-line monitoring system Win-OLT. First yarn tension sensors with Hall technology.

1981

Production of first induction heaters and godet rolls

1979

Started production of 2 meter long downtherm heaters for false-twist texturing machines

1976

Development of first temperature control system RRU for the fibre industry. Used by traditional Swiss textile machinery Rieter and Heberlein for their false-twist texturing and draw twist/wind machines.

Historical milestones

2020

New logistic centre, pilot plant station and research laboratory opened

2010

Enlargement with a new warehouse 

2001

Enlargement with an additional production hall

1990

Increased existing building with an additional floor for the technical department

1986

New factory building in Meisterschwanden, Switzerland, meeting needs of expanding production goals. These facilities have been extended five times with additional work halls over the following 25 years.

1982

Internal research and development department founded

1976

Start of production of heaters and heating elements, as well as electronic parts for the textile industry, in a small, leased plant in Boniswil, Switzerland.

1975

Retech Aktiengesellschaft (public limited company) founded

1974

Heinz von Arx started his own business