Oerlikon HRSflow expands Italian plant by 30%

Oerlikon HRSflow expands Italian plant by 30%

Hot runner manufacturer Oerlikon HRSflow says it will start the construction of a new fully automated plant in San Polo di Piave (Italy) to expand its capacity to better serve its European partners. The plant will increase Oerlikon HRSflow Italian output by +30% to meet growing demand in packaging, consumer goods and automotive sectors.

Located in San Polo di Piave (Italy), near its two existing plants, the new facility will use the latest technologies in terms of organisation, processes, and machinery to manufacture Oerlikon HRSflow’s expanded portfolio of hot runners, geared towards customers in the packaging, consumer goods and automotive sectors.

The new plant is expected to start production by the end of 2024.

With this additional capacity, the hot runner supplier says it aims to retain its technology leadership as a valued partner of European mould makers and end users in hot runners for multiple applications, while providing customers with the right flexibility and faster service.

Oerlikon HRSflow CEO, Antonio Bortuzzo, states, “Our expansion in Italy enables us to stay close to our European partners, and to continue to provide and test innovative solutions in our facilities. We are committed to offering customers the highest technology and professional skills and to serving our European customers closely and sustainably.”

Oerlikon is a provider of polymer processing plant solutions and high-precision flow control component equipment. The division provides polycondensation and extrusion lines, manmade fiber filament spinning solutions, texturing machines, BCF and staple fiber lines as well as nonwoven production systems. It also develops and produces advanced and innovative hot runner systems and multi-cavity solutions for the injection moulding industry.

Its hot runner solutions serve business sectors, including automotive, logistics, environmental, industrial applications, consumer goods, beauty and personal care and medical. Moreover, Oerlikon offers customised gear metering pumps for the textile, automotive, chemical, dyes and lacquers industries.

Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions Division serves customers through its technology brands – Oerlikon Barmag, Oerlikon Neumag, Oerlikon Nonwoven and Oerlikon HRSflow – in around 120 countries with production, sales, distribution and service organisations.

The division is part of the publicly listed Oerlikon Group, headquartered in Switzerland, which has more than 12,100 employees and generated CHF2.9 billion sales in 2022.


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