Oerlikon Balzers is opening the fourth coating center in China (Chengdu, Sichuan province)
As of 28th December, 2007 Oerlikon Balzers China has started operations of their fourth coating center located in Chengdu, Sichuan province. This region is one of the four key regions belonging to the geographical development strategy of Oerlikon Balzers in China.
Chengdu enjoys a high concentration of tool manufacturers, amongst others for inserts. Chongqing near Chengdu is known as the biggest city in the world. Like Shanghai, it has been benefiting since 2005 from the status of autonomous city. Moreover, it is a historical automotive manufacturing base region and is the biggest area for gear cutting and motorcycle manufacturing of China.
Oerlikon Balzers is the leading global supplier of surface technologies which decisively improve the performance of tools and components. Coating service is provided through a network of more than 80 coating centres in 29 countries.