Nordson opens European centre for pelletisers and melt delivery systems

Nordson opens European centre for pelletisers and melt delivery systems

Nordson Corporation recently celebrated the conclusion of a two-year project to build a new facility to serve as a global hub for the company’s BKG pelletisers and melt delivery components.

Located at a site in Germany that has been the longstanding home of BKG pelletisers, the new 14,380 sq m facility more than triples the amount of manufacturing, R&D, and office space at the location and combines operations that previously were spread across four separate sites in the Münster area.

The expansion includes an enhanced technical centre for R&D and customer trials and a dedicated aftermarket center for BKG systems and EDI extrusion and coating dies. The aftermarket centre provides European customers with consumables, spare parts, and rework and repair services, to minimise order lead times and reduce downtime for customers.

“The new Münster facility will serve as a European centre of excellence for polymer processing solutions,” said Nordson Executive-Vice President John J. Keane. “For the first time, all of our Münster-area BKG activities are co-located, enabling us to reconfigure our operations to serve our customers more efficiently, help them reduce their operating costs, and enable them to take greater advantage of the synergies that exist among our product offerings.”

The Nordson investment in the Münster facility builds on a legacy that dates back to 1953, when the firm originally founded by Jan-Udo Kreyenborg built the first Kreyenborg screen changer. Nordson purchased the melt delivery and pelletiser businesses from Kreyenborg in 2013. The newly expanded Münster facility employs 339.

Under the BKG brand, Nordson’s PPS business manufactures pelletising systems and melt delivery components such as screen changers and melt pumps. PPS brands produced at other sites in Europe, the Americas, and Asia include EDI polymer extrusion and fluid coating dies and Xaloy screws and barrels for extrusion and injection moulding.


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