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US mechanical engineering company expands site in Münster

As part of a global investment offensive, Nordson is greatly expanding its corporate site and launching an extensive modernization project. 

The mechanical engineering company is expanding its area from around 4,000 to 14,300 square meters and installing modern design and manufacturing systems, a warehousing and inventory management system as well as a service area. The new site concept also provides for an additional outdoor area with almost 16,000 square meters, which serves as a logistics zone and for further expansion purposes.

Ralf Simon, Managing Director of Nordson, explained that the expansion of the Münster site is of strategic importance for securing and enhancing the competitiveness of the US Group. "The Nordson Corporation is completely repositioning itself at the Münster site. The activities will increase the value of the company for customers worldwide. The company operates in more than 30 countries, but is also strongly localized with breakthrough products," said Simon. As part of the expansion, Nordson is also bundling several subsidiaries in Münster – securing a total of around 300 jobs for specialists in the long term. Münster's mayor Markus Lewe also acknowledged Nordson's growth plans as a "strategically well thought through, growth-oriented and sustainable future concept".

In the middle of 2013, the Nordson Corporation acquired the two Münster-based production companies Kreyenborg and BKG Bruckmann & Kreyenborg Granuliertechnik and continuously developed the respective business segments. The current expansion in Münster is part of a global initiative by the US company to invest in a variety of plastic processing products, including expansion projects and investments in Europe and China.