The Fiber Company


Graf develops and manufactures essential components that converts cotton and man-made materials into perfect fibers, improving customer yields and efficiency. Graf's core expertise lies in metallurgy, which enables the precise processing of steel, and the unique production processes that create flexible flat clothing and metallic clothing for flat and roller cards. Graf’s comprehensive product range, supported by highly skilled service engineers, results in superior quality for its worldwide customer base. 


Graf is a strong brand with a long tradition. In 1917, the company was founded in Rapperswil, lake Zurich area (Switzerland). What started as a small Swiss company has become the world’s leading supplier of card clothing for the textile industry. Since 2005, Graf is a subsidiary of the Rieter Group, providing a global presence through a worldwide sales and support network.  


Global footprint 

Graf employs a global workforce, half of whom are based in Switzerland. With six Graf locations in Brazil, Europe, Hong Kong, the USA and a sales and service network with 60 agents and resellers, Graf is able to support customers around the world in local timeframes and languages. 

Executive team

Marco Zappa (middle)​ - Managing Director​ 

Cristian Rosati (right)​ - Director Finance & Human Resources

Thierry Jacobs (left)​ - Director Sales, Service & Marketing​


From a small workshop in the back courtyard of Jakob Graf in Switzerland to a global corporation. Only a few textile companies can look back on such a long and successful history.

Values and principles

Graf is guided by Rieter's common values and principles that provide a framework for its practices, actions and decisions. Together with the mission that explains the fundamentals of the company's business, and the vision that outlines what the company is striving for, these values and principles form the basis of Rieter's corporate culture.

  • Customer first
  • Technology leadership
  • Quality starts with me
  • Me and us
  • Right things right
  • People with passion

These values and principles play a vital role in further developing the company and ensuring its ongoing success. Everyone at Rieter and its subsidiaries respect these values and principles

Code of conduct

Good corporate citizenship and integrity are core to Graf's success. 


Graf components help customers produce more with less energy and waste, helping them achieve a better environmental footprint.