IHI Ionbond AG has consolidated its PVD and PACVD operations into one large coating center in Dulliken, Switzerland. Ionbond CVD coating services remain at the current location in Olten, a few kilometers from Dulliken.
This multi-million Swiss franc investment allows for increased efficiencies and product flow, and expands and improves the medical coating production cell in order to better respond to growing customer requirements. The new PVD facilities are on the fully refurbished ground floor of the Ionbond facilities in Dulliken, with the first floor being occupied by Ionbond’s world class production center for PACVD decorative, component and tooling applications since 2008.
Investments have also been made in Ionbond’s CVD coating center in Olten, including a much needed expansion in production capacity at the site, where business has increased significantly in the past two years. Robert Jäggi, Ionbond’s Managing Director in Switzerland stated, “This is an important milestone for IHI Ionbond AG and allows us to respond to the growing demands we have in terms of capacity, in a state of the art production environment. It sets the stage for our growth strategy in Switzerland where our know-how and wide range of technologies allow us to respond to customer requests across Europe.”