Expanded global footprint and entered new markets
In 2014, Oerlikon grew its global presence, adding more than 50 sites to offer customers the best possible access to Oerlikon’s technologies and services. The Surface Solutions Segment opened a new coating center in Austria, extended several sites to meet the growing demand from the aircraft and automotive industries and rolled out tool grinding services to four additional coating centers globally. The Manmade Fibers Segment commissioned a logistics center in Remscheid, Germany, and began with the construction of a new technology center in Chemnitz, Germany, and started to set up new service stations in Baroda, India. The Drive Systems Segment constructed a third plant in India, while the Vacuum Segment inaugurated a logistics center in Cologne, Germany, and expanded product lines in China.