Polymer systems and equipment supplier Nordson Corp is building an “extensive” new facility in Münster, Germany, to serve as a global hub for all its BKG products, which include underwater and water ring pelletisers and melt delivery systems.
The new unit is being built at the site of Nordson’s longstanding home of BKG pelletisers in Münster and will triple the size of the facility’s office, R&D and manufacturing space. This will bring under one roof the Münster capabilities, which had been spread across four locations until now.
Besides expanding capabilities for engineering, manufacturing, and sales of these products, the project will include an enhanced technical centre for R&D and customer and laboratory trials.
An aftermarket centre, dedicated to both BKG systems and EDI extrusion and coating dies will also provide European customers with rework and repair services.
“The Münster project will create a European centre of excellence for polymer processing solutions,” said Godfrey Sandham, vice president, Nordson Polymer Processing Systems.
“All manufacturing operations will be reconfigured for increased efficiency. For the first time, all Münster engineering and R&D activities will be co-located, as will the aftermarket operations for the pelletizing, melt delivery, and die businesses,” he added.
Ground-breaking for the project took place in May 2017, and the project is expected to be completed by the early summer of 2018.