Ribbon-Cutting Event celebrates the completion of a project that has more than tripled the amount of manufacturing, R&D, and office space at the site.
March 13, 2019: At a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Nordson Corporation celebrated the successful conclusion of a two-year project to build an extensive new facility to serve as a global hub for the company’s BKG® pelletizers and melt delivery components.
Located at a site that has been the longstanding home of BKG pelletizers, 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 center for R&D and customer trials and a dedicated aftermarket center for BKG systems and EDI® extrusion and coating dies. The aftermarket center provides European customers with consumables, spare parts, and rework and repair services and is designed to minimize order lead times and reduce downtime for customers.
“The new Münster facility will serve as a European center 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 pelletizer businesses from Kreyenborg in 2013. The newly expanded Münster facility employs 339.
“We have designed the new Münster facility with the goal of making Nordson an employer of choice,” said Godfrey M. Sandham, Nordson Polymer Processing Systems (PPS) vice president. “The modern office environment with its large open areas and new cafeteria were created to promote collaboration among our teams. At the same time, Nordson continually invests in employee training, and it has an ongoing program to support volunteer activities within the local community.”
A Unique Portfolio of Polymer Processing Components
Under the BKG brand, Nordson’s PPS business manufactures pelletizing 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 molding.
“In many cases we can supply a combination of components that work together to optimize the customer’s process,” said Mr. Sandham. “A recycler, for example, can rely on Nordson for pelletizers, melt pumps, and filtration systems, while a manufacturer of film or sheet can look to us for components ranging from screws and barrels to filtration systems and extrusion dies.”
Nordson PPS is a single source for multiple components required by resin companies, equipment OEMs, recyclers, and extrusion and molding processors. “Our products and services are accessible worldwide on a highly localized basis to customers large and small,” said Mr. Sandham. “The new Münster facility is one of a number of centers of excellence that Nordson has created around the world to support Nordson PPS brands.”
Nordson Polymer Processing Systems provides customers with engineered components to melt, homogenize, filter, meter, and give shape to plastic and fluid coating materials. Nordson Corporation leverages the plastics industry from a series of strategic acquisitions to offer a broad portfolio of industry-leading technologies. Nordson delivers a range of precision melt stream products — from screws and barrels for extrusion and injection molding — to filtration systems, pumps, and valves — to the extrusion dies and pelletizing systems to meet the constantly evolving needs of the polymer industry.
Nordson Corporation provides customers with local technical sales, service and remanufacturing capabilities through sales organizations and regional manufacturing facilities in over 30 countries. To learn more visit us at http://www.nordsonpolymerprocessing.com or www.facebook.com/NordsonPPS.