Press releases (02/28/12) Increasing demand for Oerlikon Balzers precision technology leads to production expansion at the Suzhou location

Increasing demand for Oerlikon Balzers precision technology leads to production expansion at the Suzhou location Strategic site expansion in the Oerlikon Coating segment

On 28 February 2012 in Suzhou, China, Oerlikon Balzers celebrated the expansion of the existing coating centre for precision tools. The original production surface of 2000m2 was enlarged to 6000m2. Next to the established coating facilities for precision tools, it is now also possible to coat precision components.

Since 2004 Oerlikon Balzers has been operating a coating centre for precision tools at the Suzhou location, near Shanghai. The rapidly growing market and the large interest in high-performance coatings already led to a first site expansion in 2007. With the ceremony on 28 February, Oerlikon Balzers celebrated the second expansion within 8 years and combines now its 3 business lines on a surface of a total of 6000m2. It is now possible for customers to commission the coating of precision tools and the coating of precision components at the same location. Furthermore, at the occasion of the festivity on 28 February, the first ePDTM technology centre was opened on site. Thus, Suzhou will be, next to Stetten am kalten Markt in Germany, the second location where the development of an integral solution for the metallisation of plastic parts is being pushed.

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