Stuttgart, March 2016 – Coperion GmbH, a subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI), has successfully realigned and relocated their North American operations from Ramsey, New Jersey, to their other facilities located in Pitman, New Jersey, Wytheville, Virginia and Houston, Texas.
This realignment was implemented over an 18 month period of time from June 2014 until November 2015. Personnel moves have been completed and staff has moved to their new locations. The facilities in Pitman and Wytheville have gone through alterations and have increased space to accommodate the additional functions transferred to each location. The Wytheville plant has added an additional 52,000 sq.ft. in order to accommodate the new manufacturing, assembly functions, and warehouse department. The Pitman location has undergone an extensive reconstruction and now houses Coperion’s U.S. extrusion test lab, process technology, engineering, sales, customer service, and support functions in addition to the already existing Coperion K-Tron feeding technology business.
“The successful relocations to both Pitman and Wytheville were big steps forward in our strategy to fully integrate our Coperion and Coperion K-Tron Business Units,” said Kimberly K. Ryan, President of Coperion. “The realignment of our assets to take advantage of available space and to bring the management and operation teams closer together is important to the entire group. This realignment will further improve our efficiencies and provide even stronger support for our customers in the Americas,” continued Ryan. “This move will strengthen our company and position us for further growth.”
Coperion customers should expect order processing, equipment inspections and demonstrations, and extruder testing to be scheduled through the facility in Pitman, New Jersey. The facilities in Wytheville, Virginia, are used for manufacturing purposes including machine and gearbox refurbishing, assembly, factory acceptance tests and shipping, while Coperion’s Houston, Texas office continues to support sales, service and engineering.
Coperion (www.coperion.com) is the international market and technology leader in compounding systems, feeding technology, bulk materials handling systems and services. Coperion designs, develops, manufactures and maintains systems, machines and components for the plastics, chemicals, pharmaceutical, food and minerals industries. Within its four divisions – Compounding & Extrusion, Equipment & Systems, Materials Handling and Service – Coperion has 2,500 employees and nearly 40 sales and service companies worldwide.