Oerlikon expands service offering for customers in the USA 

Oerlikon expands service offering for customers in the USA 

Oerlikon Textile has been active in the manmade fibres business in the USA for over 55 years.

The American subsidiary of the Swiss Oerlikon Group, Oerlikon Textile Inc., is expanding and moving into new, modern premises tailored to future needs just a few kilometres away from its previous location in Charlotte, North Carolina. A new service centre for the polymer processing industry will be created latest by the middle of this year. 

At the new address 10350-A Nations Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28273, synergy effects and resources can be used to a noticeably greater extent for the benefit of all Oerlikon customers in approximately 4500 m² of office and commercial space.

“We are the preferred technology partner in the field of man-made fibre production in the USA and not only want to remain so, but also to further expand our services for our customers. However, the previous premises no longer offered any opportunities for expansion,” explains Chip Hartzog, President of Oerlikon Textile Inc., the logical step.

All processes were analysed in advance and will now be optimised in the new buildings. Incoming goods, warehouse and dispatch will be merged, inventory control will be strengthened. On top, the range of services in the repair area will be expanded. “In addition to our services in the area of filament and carpet yarn systems, we will also be able to offer our customers repair services for staple fiber components such as crimpers or nonwoven systems in the future,” says Chip Hartzog. This will further strengthen the market position for the Oerlikon Barmag, Oerlikon Neumag and Oerlikon Nonwoven brands.

Oerlikon Textile has been active in the manmade fibres business in the USA for over 55 years. In addition to the sale of Staple Fibre, BCF, IDY, POY, FDY and texturing plants, the product portfolio also includes upgrades and modernisation of old plants, service and training offers as well as repair services and spare parts supplies.

Still in full swing: The relocation of the commercial departments of Oerlikon Textile Inc. has already been completed, so that the customer support can already be provided at the new location in Charlotte, North Carolina. The mechanical repair workshop and the electronic repair workshop will follow in the coming months.

About Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions Division

Oerlikon is a leading provider of comprehensive polymer processing plant solutions and high-precision flow control component equipment. The division provides polycondensation and extrusion lines, manmade fiber filament spinning solutions, texturing machines, BCF and staple fiber lines and nonwoven production systems. Its engineering competence leads to sustainable and energy-efficient solutions for the entire textile value added chain with a circular economy approach. Moreover, Oer-likon develops and produces advanced and innovative hot runner systems for the injection molding industry as well as customized gear metering pumps for the textile, automotive, chemical, dyes and lacquers industries.

The division serves customers through its technology brands – Oerlikon Barmag, Oerlikon Neumag, Oerlikon Nonwoven and Oerlikon HRSflow – in around 120 countries with production, sales, distribu-tion and service organizations.

The division is part of the publicly listed Oerlikon Group, headquartered in Switzerland, which has 12 000 employees and generated CHF 2.65 billion in revenue in 2021.

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