Bringing along a 300-year old tradition, how is SSM navigating its textile business in the jet-tech era?
Certain things never change; the business has grown more global, technological change in our industry comes swifter and communication technology is increasing the business’ pace, yet the customer is in the center. We need to be in constant contact with him/her to understand and serve the needs and innovate in the right sectors.
What optimal packages does SSM offer which exhibit your organization's excellence and competencies at yarn handling process during the winding operation as well as the downstream processes?
SSM’s dyeing package has an excellent and long standing reputation in the market. We are constantly striving for optimization. We feel that having a thorough understanding of textile processes in general, is the key. We cooperate with major machine manufacturers (up and downstream). Our engineers and product managers frequently organize and conduct seminars, trainings and site visits to help customers use their SSM machines optimally, and also improve their processes - up and downstream. Beside the strong position in the build up of dye packages, SSM has deep knowledge in the field of air textured yarns as well as sewing thread yarns. Over the years, SSM has gathered thorough knowledge in process machinery and is serving customers with the most demanding applications.
Switzerland today is the largest producer of textile machinery in the world with an estimated global market share of 33 percent. Where do you see SSM positioned in the global marketplace from your home turf?
We are a well-positioned Swiss Company and truly global, at the same time. Proximity to the customers is the key and hence, we have own representative offices (like our Liaison Office in Coimbatore), service offices, plants and agents are spread across many countries. As a consequence, the Company’s setup has grown overseas much more over time. Pursuing the business purely out of Switzerland is not possible any more. We do believe SSM has an excellent position amongst the top three winding companies in the world.
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