New Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment service station focuses on innovation and sustainability

India: Customer Support is prepared for the future

Remscheid, (PresseBox) - Georg Stausberg, CEO of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment, recently inaugurated the company’s new service station in Vadodara, India. The location is part of the Global Service Network, providing 24/7 hotline support to customers worldwide.

The service station is situated on a plot area of more than 8,000m², of which around 3,000m² have already been utilized for the current built-up unit, which contains a comprehensive mechanical and electronics workshop. Moreover, the enhanced facilities include a well-equipped training center, more storage space for customers and panel assembly operations.

Keeping up with the Indian market

In his welcome speech at the inauguration on February 9 Georg Stausberg pointed out the future-oriented approach that was adhered to while building the service station. Here, he emphasized that the generously-proportioned service station is superlatively equipped for the challenges of the growing Indian market and customers’ requirements in terms of high-tech, top-quality services. He further mentioned the importance of the Indian market for the Oerlikon Manmade Fiber segment with its capacity of nearly 4 million tons of textile filament: "We are looking back at an almost 60-year history of close cooperation with Indian partners, which started in 1959 with the first delivery of Barmag take up equipment to an Indian customer." Bhanu Patel, Managing Director of Oerlikon Textile India stressed in his speech the continued commitment to being the preferred technology partner of the Indian manmade fiber industry.

About the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment

With its Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag brands, Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment is the world market leader for manmade fiber filament spinning systems, texturing machines, BCF systems, staple fiber systems, nonwovens and artificial turf systems and – as a service provider – offers engineering solutions for the entire textile value added chain. As a future oriented company, the research and development at this division of the Oerlikon Group is driven by energy-efficiency and sustainable technologies. With the expansion of the product range to include polycondensation systems and their key components, the company now caters to the entire process – from the monomer all the way through to the textured yarn. The primary Oerlikon Barmag markets are in Asia, and – for Oerlikon Neumag – in the USA, Turkey and China. Correspondingly, Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag – with just under 2,500 employees – has a worldwide presence in 120 countries as part of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers network of production, sales and distribution and service organizations. At the R&D centers in Remscheid, Neumünster and Chemnitz, highly-qualified engineers and technicians develop innovative and technologically-leading products for tomorrow’s world.

For further information: www.oerlikon.com\manmade-fibers

Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG

Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy to become a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. Backed by the key ability to intelligently engineer and process surface solutions and advanced materials, the Group is committed to invest in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable, more efficient and environmentally sustainable products. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13 500 employees at more than 180 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2016. The company invested CHF 94 million in R&D in 2016 and has over 1 000 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.

For further information: www.oerlikon.com

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