- August 01, 2013
TEMSE, BELGIUM | With a new name, Nordson EDI Europe N.V. will make its debut at K 2013, introducing an expanded product and service portfolio to European customers, including dies of both US and European design and increased technical, spare parts, and rework services.
This strengthening of Nordson EDI Europe’s capabilities centers on a state-of-the-art facility in Temse that until recently was operated by die builder Verbruggen. One year after acquiring Verbruggen in 2011, Nordson Corp. purchased EDI—now Nordson Extrusion Dies Industries. Since then the Verbruggen business has become part of the Nordson EDI brand, with the official change of name to Nordson EDI Europe taking place only last month. In addition to building new dies at the Temse facility, the company now commissions all European remanufacturing projects there.
“The advanced equipment and experienced staff at Temse enable Nordson EDI Europe to build a full range of dies for the European market, including product series originally developed by Verbruggen in Europe and by Nordson EDI in the US,” says Andrei Stapinoiu, managing director of Nordson EDI Europe. “For customers that order die systems based on US designs, local manufacture enables them to avoid the shipping costs, duties, and lead times associated with sourcing dies from the US.”
Reportedly, rework customers will benefit as well, since the capabilities at Temse will enable customers to have dies refurbished or upgraded at a local service center, saving time and money.
While there is some overlap between the Nordson EDI product range and dies originally developed by Verbruggen, both ranges also include die designs with unique capabilities, company says. “Ultimately we expect to offer customers a broader selection of die systems than has been available from either Nordson EDI or Verbruggen,” says Scott G. Smith, director of global operations.”