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Nordson opens new global hub for pelletizers, melt-delivery components

The new 14,380-square-meter facility will employ almost 340 workers.


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March 15, 2019 by Canadian Plastics

An aerial view of Nordson’s new facility in Münster, Germany.

Nordson Corp., a manufacturer of pelletizing systems and melt-delivery components, has completed the two-year construction of its new facility in Münster, Germany, and officially opened the building.

Located at a site that has been the longstanding home of BKG pelletizers, the new 14,380-square-meter facility will serve as a global hub for the company’s BKG pelletizers and melt-delivery components. With the completion of the project, the company has more than tripled the amount of manufacturing, research and development 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 centre for BKG systems and EDI extrusion and coating dies.

The newly expanded Münster facility will employ 339 workers.

“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, Keane continued, 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.

Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries.