Canadian Plastics

Coperion Corporation relocates to new premises

March 18, 2016   Canadian Plastics

As part of its realignment strategy, compounding and extrusion equipment supplier Coperion Corporation has completed its relocation away from its former North American headquarters in Ramsey, N.J., to its operations in Pitman, N.J., Wytheville, Va., and Houston, Tex.

Coperion's facility in Pitman, N.J.

Coperion’s facility in Pitman, N.J.

The move was implemented over an 18 month period, the company said in a statement. “Personnel moves have been completed and staff has moved to their new locations,” the statement said. “The facilities in Pitman and Wytheville have gone through alterations and have increased space to accommodate the additional functions transferred to each location.” The Wytheville plant has added an additional 52,000 square feet in order to accommodate the new manufacturing, assembly functions, and warehouse department, Coperion said. The Pitman location, meanwhile, has undergone a reconstruction and now houses Coperion’s U.S. extrusion test lab, process technology, engineering, sales, customer service, and support functions in addition to the already existing Coperion K-Tron feeding technology business.

Coperion’s Houston office will offer sales, service, and engineering support.

“The successful relocations to both Pitman and Wytheville were big steps forward in our strategy to fully integrate our Coperion and Coperion K-Tron business units,” Coperion president Kimberly Ryan said in a statement, “The realignment of our assets to take advantage of available space and to bring the management and operation teams closer together is important to the entire group. This move will strengthen our company and position us for further growth.”

Order processing, equipment inspections and demonstrations, and extruder testing will now be scheduled through the facility in Pitman, the statement continued, while the facilities in Wytheville are used for manufacturing purposes including machine and gearbox refurbishing, assembly, factory acceptance tests, and shipping.


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