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Surface Solutions Segment

The Surface Solutions Segment includes the two brands Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco.

About Oerlikon Balzers
Oerlikon Balzers is one of the world’s leading suppliers of surface technologies that significantly improve the performance and durability of precision components as well as tools for the metal and plastics processing industries. Extremely thin and exceptionally hard coatings, marketed under the BALINIT and BALIQ brand names, reduce friction and wear. The BALITHERM brand opens up a broad range of heat treatment services, whereas BALTONE comprises coatings that are available in a full range of elegant colours, perfectly suited for decorative applications. Under the technology brand BALIFOR, the company develops the technologies for tailor-made solutions for the automotive market, and ePD delivers solutions for the metallization of plastic parts with chrome effects.

Worldwide, more than 1’100 coating systems are in operation at Oerlikon Balzers facilities and its customers. Equipment engineering and assembly of Balzers' systems are processed in Liechtenstein and in Bergisch Gladbach (Germany). Oerlikon Balzers operates a dynamically growing network of more than 100 coating centres in 35 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Oerlikon Balzers is – together with Oerlikon Metco - part of the Surface Solutions Segment of the Switzerland-based Oerlikon Group (SIX: OERL).


About Oerlikon Metco
Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials, services, specialized machining services and components. The surface technologies such as Thermal Spray and Laser Cladding improve the performance and increase efficiency and reliability. As innovation leader, Oerlikon Metco is forging new paths with materials for additive manufacturing (AM).

Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, power generation, automotive, oil & gas, industrial and other specialized markets and operates a dynamically growing network of more than 40 sites in EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific. Oerlikon Metco, together with Oerlikon Balzers, belongs to the Surface Solutions Segment of the Switzerland-based Oerlikon Group (SIX: OERL).


The Surface Solutions Segment operates a dynamically growing network of currently more than 130 facilities with over 110 coating centers in 35 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia, employing around 6000 passionate people.

In India, the Segment is present through its brand Oerlikon Balzers, which has 8 sites across India and an emplyee base of almost 250.


Manmade Fibers Segment

Manmade Fibers Segment with the product brands Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag is the world market leader for filament spinning systems used for manufacturing manmade fibers, texturing machines, BCF systems, staple fiber spinning systems and artificial turf systems and – as an engineering services provider – offers solutions along the entire textile value added chain.

India is the among the largest growth regions for Textile globally. The Manmade Fibers Segment currently has approximately 140 employees across 2 locations Mumbai and Baroda. Some of the major customers for Manmade Fibers in India include Reliance Industries, WellKnown Polyesters, Alok Industries etc.


Drive Systems Segment

The Drive Systems Segment is a leading provider for gear, drive and shifting solutions. Our products are used in a wide range of applications to operate machinery and equipment for agriculture, construction, energy and mining, and transportation. It is a global manufacturer with 9 manufacturing locations and over 5000 employees. Products are sold as two distinct brands, Oerlikon Fairfield and Oerlikon Graziano.

Drive Systems Segment maintains engineering and manufacturing expertise to develop gear driven solutions for the propulsion or rotation of mobile vehicles or industrial equipment.

Drive Systems Segments product portfolio includes a wide range of solutions from 4,000,000 Nm output drives used with self-elevating marine platforms to the latest technology with dual clutch and continuously variable transmissions.

In India, Oerlikon Graziano and Oerlikon Fairfield were incorporated in 1993. Spread across two manufacturing locations, i.e. Greater Noida and Belgaum, its employee strength is more than 1600 and its products include large and small gear components, synchronizers and clutches, driveline products, custom gear assemblies and solutions.

The third plant of the Segment in India is currently under construction at the auto hub of Sanand in Gujarat. Some of its major customers include John Deere, Mahindra and Mahindra, JCB etc.

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