Thursday, July 16, 2015

Oerlikon Balzers opened the first joint and Metco technology … –

Oerlikon Balzers opened the first joint and Metco technology service center in Canada

Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland – July 16 2015 – Oerlikon has the opening of the first Joint Technology today Service Centers for thin-film technology and thermal spraying of Surface Solutions segment in Guelph, Canada, announced to serve key customers in the automotive and aerospace industries. The One-Stop-Shop combines the competencies of Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco and offers customers a comprehensive range of surface solutions from a single source.

With the opening of the new location in the rapidly growing industrial region of Guelph near Toronto in Canada is the Surface Solutions segment strengthened significantly by Oerlikon’s position in the Canadian market -. a market in which a number of strategic and globally oriented customers in this segment are located

“Since the acquisition of Metco about a year ago is to integrate very well advanced, and the Surface Solutions segment was able to expand its position as a technology leader in surface solutions. The opening of the first joint Surface Solutions Service Center is an important milestone in implementing the segment strategy, the aim has to offer customers the full range of technologies and services for surface solutions. In addition, the step, the potential and the value that wants can provide our segment Surface Solutions for our customers, “said the CEO of Oerlikon, Dr. Brice Koch.

From the new and larger branch of the confirmed Segment Surface Solutions provide to our customers with a complete portfolio of both brands. Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco The Service Center is including offer with Dünnflimbeschichtung (PVD) nitriding and Nachschleifservices a total solution for tool reconditioning In addition, the complete range is in the range of. thermal spray offered “By both coating technologies -. both thin film technology and thermal spraying – offer, we have a unique selling point in the market for surface solutions. Thanks to the first joint center, we can not only offer the best of both worlds to our Canadian customers, but also provide better services and more efficient care, “said Dr. Roland Herb, CEO of Surface Solutions segment.

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Head of Group Communications

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Head of Investor Relations

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About Oerlikon

Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a leading global technology company, the market-leading technologies and services for surface solutions, equipment for manufacture of chemical fibers , transmission systems and drive solutions, as well as advantages and high vacuum technologies and pumps and related accessories offers in growth markets. The leading technologies of Oerlikon allow customers to improve their product performance and productivity, more efficient use of resources and energy and to contribute to sustainable development. As a Swiss company with a more than 100-year tradition Oerlikon’s global presence with over 15 500 employees at over 200 locations in 36 countries. Sales amounted to CHF 3.2 billion in 2014. The company, which invested 2014 CHF 121 million in research and development, employs more than 1 300 specialists, innovative and customer-oriented products and services develop.


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