Oerlikon, a global provider of surface solutions, equipment, advanced materials and materials processing, has opened its US$55-million Innovation Hub & Advanced Component Production facility in Huntersville, North Carolina as part of its ongoing US growth strategy. The facility will serve as a cornerstone of Oerlikon’s additive manufacturing business in the US.
The 125,000 square foot facility currently employs about 60 people and is fully functional. The additive manufacturing production facility is Oerlikon’s second location in North Carolina—the other site being a center that provides manmade fibers, in particular, carpet yarn systems.
This facility marks an important step in our investment strategy for growth. Additive manufacturing will play a decisive role in how industries and industrial processes will look in the future. We are committed to investing in this business and leading the industrialization of this technology.—Prof. Dr. Michael Süss, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Oerlikon Group