Breaking News: Oerlikon secures two major contracts worth a total of over half a billion Swiss francs for manmade fibres solutions

Oerlikon has been awarded two large orders from two of the top 10 global manmade fibres manufacturers. Both companies are located in China. The orders include Oerlikon Barmag’s leading yarn spinning technology for efficient and sustainable polyester production. The two contracts have a total value of approximately CHF 540 million (Euro 460 million), and the solutions will be delivered in 2019 and 2020.

Once again, Oerlikon Barmag is the technology leader here. The WINGS concept – transferred to the FDY process – has removed the limitations of conventional FDY spinning systems. WINGS provides optimized production processes, low waste rates and an around 30-percent reduction in energy consumption. This trailblazing technology can be used for polyester in the FDY process

Innovative technologies from the Oerlikon competence brand, Oerlikon Barmag, will enable both companies in China to upgrade their existing yarn manufacturing capacities for the production of polyester. Oerlikon’s comprehensive manmade fibres technologies, including the latest spinning and winding technologies introduced over the past two years, will be used along the polyester production value chain. The WINGS POY and WINGS FDY equipment will be delivered in phases over a two-year period, with the initial delivery scheduled in 2019. Order intake for both contracts will be recognized in 2018 and 2019. Both projects will be installed at the customers’ sites in the Zhejiang province in China.

Our core competence is systems designed for the production of high-quality standard or specialty yarns. Regardless of whether polyester or polyamide, microfiber or super-microfiber – Oerlikon Barmag’s POY WINGS technology will give impetus to your success. Productive, energy-efficient, outstanding yarn quality – these are just a few of the numerous reasons you should opt for WINGS.

“These orders confirm the strong recovery in the filament equipment market and the continued trust our market-leading customers have in us and our technologies. Given the size of these contracts and Oerlikon’s strong manmade fibres project pipeline, we expect the Segment’s business to continue developing well and the mid-term prospects to remain positive, with the opportunity to structurally converge the Segment’s business toward mid-teens EBITDA margin again,” said Dr. Roland Fischer, CEO of Oerlikon Group.

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy to become a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. Backed by the key ability to intelligently engineer and process surface solutions and advanced materials, the Group is committed to invest in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable, more efficient and environmentally sustainable products. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon operates its business in three Segments (Surface Solutions, Manmade Fibers and Drive Systems) with a global footprint of over 13500 employees at more than 180 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2016. The company invested CHF 94 million in R&D in 2016 and has over 1000 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.