Trützschler Sells Staple Fiber Technology To Oerlikon

Germany-based Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH has announced plans to sell its staple fiber technology to the Switzerland-based Oerlikon Group’s Man-made Fibers Segment. Trützschler will concentrate on nonwovens machinery and filament lines moving forward. Business with spinning plants for carpet yarns and industrial yarns will not be affected by the sale.

Oerlikon will integrate the acquired staple-fiber technologies into its Germany-based Oerlikon Neumag business.

The two companies have committed to ensuring reliable spare parts still will be available to customers in a timely fashion.

“With this restructuring in Egelsbach we will focus our capacities and competencies on the key topics of our nonwovens’ customers,” said Dr. Georg Reinhold, managing director and CEO, Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH. “It will shorten the time to market of our innovative solutions and will further strengthen our worldwide service. Trützschler’s name stands for technological innovations as well as for a high level of customer focus. In this regard, we will set new standards.”

May/June 2016