Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland / Balzers, Liechtenstein, September 2, 2013 – Oerlikon Balzers, the global market and technology leader in high-end hard coatings, has launched its regrinding services in Querétaro, Mexico, and in Wuhan, China.
The rollout of this new offering is yet another milestone for Oerlikon Balzers’ growth strategy. “After comprehensive training of the first teams in our Regrinding Academy, we are now ready to roll out our standardized “rox” regrinding concept to our coating centers in emerging markets”, says Dr. Hans Brändle, CEO of Oerlikon’s Coating Segment.
Coated high performance tools such as drills and milling cutters are critically important to achieve high efficiency and productivity in metal processing. Tools reground and recoated by Oerlikon Balzers perform as well as new parts, but at lower cost.
These complete solutions for the reconditioning of high-performance round tools are integral to Oerlikon Balzers’ growth strategy, particularly in emerging markets. “With this expansion of our service portfolio we provide the high-quality regrinding services our customers demand“, comments Dr. Roland Herb, Head of the Oerlikon Balzers’ Tools Business. “Customers will benefit from both higher productivity and the synergy of having regrinding and recoating in a one-stop-shop-solution.”
Oerlikon Balzers operates 92 Coating Centers worldwide and plans to equip at least a third of these with “rox” services over the next few years.