29 July 2013

Oerlikon Balzers Opens New Coating Centre in Oklahoma City

Balzers, Liechtenstein - 29 July 2013 - Oerlikon Balzers opened a new centre in Oklahoma City, OK on 15 July 2013. The Oklahoma City location is the 92nd Oerlikon Balzers Coating Centre worldwide, 14th centre in the US and 22nd center in the Americas 

We see further signs of growing demand in the US and this 14th center will position us to take advantage of growth in this, our second largest market“, says Dr. Hans Brändle, CEO of Oerlikon Balzers.

The United States, the world’s number one economy, has been steadily recovering and demand for new technologies in the aerospace, automotive and off-road industries is growing. “For many industries the US is still the most important driver of innovation and next generation products will require new coating concepts based on PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition)”, says Brändle.

Dr. Roland Herb, Head of Tools at Oerlikon Balzers explains: “Oklahoma City was selected as the site for our new center because several key industries are located in the region; customers in the aerospace, agriculture, off-road vehicle and energy businesses are close by. In addition, the Oklahoma City location will allow us to serve customers throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and north Texas.”

Oerlikon Balzers’ latest coating technologies allow for the machining of non-ferrous materials like titanium and aluminum and aerospace composite materials – everything from cutting materials used in jet propulsion to structural components for aircraft,” comments Hans Brändle. “With the opening of our new Oklahoma City facility we will target the Aerospace and Oil and Gas industries using our latest advanced PVD coating technologies. Our customers will benefit from high performance coating options for landing gear, seat tracks and engine components – just to name a few.”

Source: Oerlikon Balzers