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Case
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Reference no. IMD-3-0727
Published by: Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Originally published in: 1997
Version: 24.11.2003
Length: 6 pages
Data source: Field research
Topics: Strategy; Growth

Abstract

This is the last of a three-case series (IMD-3-0725 to IMD-3-0727). The last case in this trilogy brings everything together and brings the reader up to the present day. The candidate proposed at the end of case (B) (IMD-3-0726), has grown the Unikeller division exponentially. In the end, the little company that was bought in 1984 is now making more money than Rieter''s core business of textile machinery. The tail is now wagging the dog. Kurt Feller, only a few years from retirement as chief executive oficer (CEO) and Chairman, has to decide what he should do with his company, which has, in a sense, grown into two separate 1 billion Sfr a year companies under the Rieter umbrella.
Location:
Size:
CHF2.2 billion annual sales
Other setting(s):
1984-1994

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Abstract

This is the last of a three-case series (IMD-3-0725 to IMD-3-0727). The last case in this trilogy brings everything together and brings the reader up to the present day. The candidate proposed at the end of case (B) (IMD-3-0726), has grown the Unikeller division exponentially. In the end, the little company that was bought in 1984 is now making more money than Rieter''s core business of textile machinery. The tail is now wagging the dog. Kurt Feller, only a few years from retirement as chief executive oficer (CEO) and Chairman, has to decide what he should do with his company, which has, in a sense, grown into two separate 1 billion Sfr a year companies under the Rieter umbrella.

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Location:
Size:
CHF2.2 billion annual sales
Other setting(s):
1984-1994

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