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Oerlikon is one of the most well-known brands for the technologies required for manmade fibers. Oerlikon is taking place in the Turkish market through Tekstil Servis Mümessillik for these solutions.

Providing innovative solutions for industrial applications, Oerlikon Group dates back to 1850 and has a long history. The company’s first embroidery machine was produced in 1869, and by 1907 the company took the name of Schweizerische Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik Oerlikon (SWO). In 1936 the company changed its name to Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik Oerlikon. In 1980, the Oerlikon-Bührle Group reached a record level in this field with around 37,000 employees. The group that established their first coating center in Italy in 1983, renewed their brand in 2006 as its present-day Oerlikon and reorganized their corporate structure. The group opened their Shanghai headquarters in 2012. In 2013, Oerlikon completed the sale of natural and component plants and focused on the fiber industry. The Group’s Textile Segment was renamed Manmade Fibers Segment.

Today, the group has activities in two segments; Surface Solutions and Manmade Fibers. The group develops solutions for applications such as automotive, aviation, clothing and industrial textile equipment, agriculture, industrial solutions, additive manufacturing, construction and energy. Each segment develops comprehensive and advanced technologies with strategies tailored to the requirement and needs of its markets with well-established industry-leading brands.

Oerlikon activity areas

Oerlikon Group operates globally with 180 facilities in 37 countries. Listed to the Swiss Stock Exchange, the group stands out with solid innovation base and customer relations in Europe, as well as emerging markets such as China and India. Oerlikon also has operations in the US where they have innovation and manufacturing centers.

Oerlikon’s customers are mainly active in the automotive, aerospace, energy, tools, clothing and industrial textile equipment and agriculture industries. The Group has allocated 4% of their CHF 107 million turnover for R&D activities in 2017.

The Group’s most important business line is Manmade Fibers Segment which covers textile solutions. Featuring end-to-end systems covering all steps in the production of manmade fibers from melt to yarn, they develop manmade fiber manufacturing systems with Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag brands. Synthetic textile fibers are more commonly used in functional garments, carpets and furnishing, as well as geotextile materials for road construction and other industrial applications, and technical textiles such as airbags and safety belts. This segment has more than 2,500 employees in 11 facilities worldwide.

Oerlikon Barmag is specialized in large-scale filament spinning and weaving systems for the production and processing of polyester, polyamide and nylon. Oerlikon Neumag develops cutting-edge production systems for the production of continuous filament (BCF) carpet yarns, synthetic fibers and nonwoven surfaces.

Latest OERLIKON News

There is solution for every application at Oerlikon Nonwoven

Oerlikon Nonwoven will attend the nonwovens fair INDEX 2020, which will be held for the sixth time in Geneva, Switzerland, from March 31 to April 3, 2020. The company will display its solutions for nonwoven market and customer oriented hygiene, medical and other technical applications, and will focus on quality and optimum production process. Oerlikon Nonwoven, based in Neumünster, will demonstrate product and process expertise with the technologies it has developed… read more.

Tomorrow in Manmade Fiber Production: Clean Technology, Smart Factory

Tomorrow in Manmade Fiber Production: Clean Technology, Smart Factory. Oerlikon presented the future of manmade fiber production by attending ShanghaiTex 2019 held on November 25-28 in China. The company’s vision of sustainable and automatic manmade fiber production was emphasized in their booth of 100 m2 by ‘Clean Technology. Smart Factory’ motto. Oerlikon has an innovative industrial design with four productive machinery and plant concepts that they launched globally at the ITMA 2019. These innovations, which met the Asian market for the first time at ShanghaiTex, are the new DNA of the Oerlikon Manmade Fiber segment… read more.

Oerlikon Shows the ‘Future’ to Man-Made Fibre Industry

Oerlikon shows the ‘future’ to man-made fibre industry. Providing groundbreaking technologies to the textile industry, Oerlikon continued this tradition at ITMA 2019. Oerlikon Manmade Fibers showed the latest technological developments in the man-made fibre industry and technical textiles to visitors at their thousand square meters booth in Hall 7 at the exhibition which took place in Barcelona from June 20 to 26. ITMA visitors also experienced the vision of sustainable and automated man-made fibres production in a virtual 4D showroom located on the booth. Oerlikon launched 4 solutions at ITMA 2019; WINGS FDY PA6 for polyamide yarns, BCF S8 Tricolor for carpet yarn production, eAFK Evo texturizing machine and VacuFil for polyester recycling… read more.

Oerlikon at ITMA 2019: Clean Technology, Smart Factory

From 20 to 26 June 2019, Oerlikon will show all its guests its vision of a sustainable and automated manmade fiber production in a virtual 4D showroom at its 1,000 m² stand in Hall 7, A101: “Clean Technology. Smart Factory.” is the motto of the future. And this is only a stone’s throw away from reality at the stand. Because Oerlikon is presenting four world premieres for efficient machine and plant concepts in a new, innovative industrial design. Together with numerous other innovations, all this forms the new DNA of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment… read more.

Oerlikon Group Announces Successful Results for 2018

Oerlikon, a global technology and engineering group, announced that they have achieved very successful financial results both in general and on segment basis in 2018. Significantly increasing their net income due to their strong operating performance in all business units, the group continued to be one of the most important technology suppliers of the textile industry with the technologies they developed for the manmade fiber industry.

According to the results evaluated as of December 31, 2018, Oerlikon Group increased their sales by 26.2% and orders by 23.5% compared to the previous year. Closing the sale of their Drive Systems Segment to Dana Incorporated, the group has achieved double-digit growth in their Surface Solutions and Manmade Fibers Segment. The Group’s profit before interest, taxes, and depreciation (EBITDA) was 15.6%, driven by increased operating expenses from investments. Focusing on two segments, Oerlikon Group aims to exceed 2.7 billion CHF and increase its EBITDA margin to over 16% in 2019 with orders and sales… read more.


OERLIKON Manmade Fibers Segment

Polymer Processing

Homogenous melt is the very basis for high quality yarn and all other plastic materials. Producing this is the job of the efficient and high-end continuous polycondensation systems and extrusions lines for fiber-grade and bottle-grade polyester as well as other polymers. Whereas polycondensation plants produce the melt by a chemical reaction, extrusion produces the melt by a mechanical process. The choice of polycondensation or extrusion depends on many factors including the production rate, the nature of the material and the size of the final product… product page.

Continuous Polycondensation Plant Solutions

The efficient and high-end continuous polycondensation plants of their subsidiary company Oerlikon Barmag Huitong Engineering (OBHE) produce a homogenous melt using a chemical reaction which transfers different monomers into polymers… product page.

Extrusion Plant Solutions

In the extruders of their subsidiary BB Engineering, a high-quality, homogeneous melt is produced by a mechanical process: the plastic granules are filled into a melt line and gradually liquefied by heating strips… product page.

Polyamide: CP

Polyamide is used in countless everyday items – from apparel, toothbrushes, carpets and automobile fittings all the way through to PC housings, dowels and pipes. For manufacturing extremely flexible, high-performance products from polyamide 6 (PA6), Oerlikon Manmade Fibers offers a broad range of machines and systems that the company has now further expanded… product page.

From Melt to…

… Yarn, Fibers and Nonwovens – With its Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag brands, Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment is the world market leader for manmade fiber filament spinning systems, texturing machines, BCF systems, staple fiber systems, solutions for the production of nonwovens and – as a service provider – offers engineering solutions for the entire textile value added chain… product page.

Filament Yarn (POY/FDY)

The principle behind manufacturing a thread is always the same: spinning pumps press the polymer melt through micro-fine spinnerets under extremely high pressure. The filaments created are then bundled into threads, drawn over godets and wound using a winder… product page.

Textured Yarn (DTY)

Ever since manmade fibers were created; man has been attempting to give the smooth, synthetic filament a natural fiber-like character… product page.

Industrial Yarn (IDY)

Industrial yarns are considered to be the ultimate discipline in filament manufacturing. High tenacities, extreme dimensional stability, tremendous durability along with a large range of titers; although the demanding production process promises high-margins; it is however also simultaneously a huge challenge both for the yarn manufacturer and the systems constructor… product page.

Carpet Yarn (BCF)

Mastering the entire carpet yarn production process… product page.

Staple Fiber

More than 4 million tons installed production capacity worldwide speak for themselves… product page.

Nonwoven Material

As an engineering company for a wide range of nonwoven technologies, Oerlikon Neumag provides stand-alone machines and turnkey production lines for almost every type of nonwoven product… product page.

PET Bottle Grade Granulates

With the drastic increase in world population, drinking water is a scarce resource. Optimum conservation and an efficient transport are all the more important for these precious resources. Bottles made of synthetic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are not only practical and unbreakable; because of their low weight, transporting them, also consumes less energy. A further advantage is that the material can be easily recycled… product page.

Software Solutions

Software for your success… product page.

Datacenter in a Box

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment Industrie 4.0 solutions for the production of polyester, nylon and polypropylene; are based on the digitalization of the production landscape and the intelligent processing of the flood of data generated in this way. In the future, the segment will offer its customers a new powerful, flexible and, above all, secure IT infrastructure. The “Datacenter in a box” was presented for the first time at the OpenStack Summit in Berlin, Germany; to a broad specialist audience. The compact datacenter works on the basis of the open operating system OpenStack; which enables virtual computing in a secure private cloud environment… product page.

Plant Operation Center (POC)

Plant Operation Center (POC) is the all-embracing workflow management system by Oerlikon Textile. It is designed to detect and optimize the production processes within a production stage; e.g. spinning or texturing, and / or overall production stages; starting with the raw material up to the end product… product page.

Multi Machine Access Center (MMAC)

The innovative Multi Machine Access Center, MMAC for short, permits monitoring of the Oerlikon Neumag textile machines. The scope of visualization is geared to the individual wishes of the customer. Since the MMAC is linked to the process control system; in the highest version it offers a central overview of all the applications provided by the system… product page.

Fully Automated System (FAUS)

The new FAUS operating unit for automating meltblown systems ensures an increase in both their productivity and reliability… product page.

Artificial Intelligence Manufacturing (AIM)

Manmade fiber manufacturing is not being spared by the 4th industrial revolution. The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment is already successfully digitalizing its ‘From Melt to Yarn, Fibers and Nonwovens’ process chain… product page.

Automation Solutions

By offering highly sophisticated and proven robotized handling, packing, transportation and warehouse systems for the chemical fiber industry; in combination with a state of the art OPC-UA communication Platform with integrated MFC/MES systems; AC-Automation has guaranteed since a very early stage turn-key supply to our customers; who are in need of a perfectly integrated production and logistic solution… product page.


Oerlikon integrates the AC-Automation GmbH & Co. KG – which is headquartered in Bernkastel-Kues; automation solutions for large-scale systems into its technology portfolio. The company is thus taking an important step on its journey towards now being able to offer fully-automated factories; digitally networked using Industry 4.0 solutions from a single source… product page.

Doffing for Spinning Machines

The doffing process is the first step of automatic filament handling lines… product page.

Doffing for Texturing Machines

For the automatic doffing of modern automatic Texturing Machines; AC-Automation filaments – Systems offers the use of a floor based AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) system. This systems does not require any mechanical rails or guiding; which would interfere with the daily manual operations in this area… product page.


The second step after doffing is the transportation of the bobbins to the intermediate storage; or in some applications directly to the packing system. AC-Automation filaments – Systems employs two different basic concepts in order to achieve this functionality… product page.

Multi Tray Storage

The third step of an automatic filament handling line is the intermediate storage… product page.

Automatic Packing

The packing line is the fourth step of an automatic filament handling system. Here the highest degree of customization is required. Therefore it benefits most from AC-Automation filaments – Systems’ general design concept. The end-user’s requirements regarding bobbin packing and box palletizing are extremely variable… product page.

Pallet Finishing

The packed pallet is made ready for dispatch in the finishing line i.e. closed, weighed, labeled; and finally supplied to the commissioning via a delivery buffer… product page.

High Bay Storage

In order to simplify warehousing; which is often very time and space consuming when effected on the manual way; and to integrate the storage management into the automatic product flow the delivery range is completed; by a fully automatic high bay storage system with a connected commissioning sector for truck loading… product page.

Wiping Robot

Wiping robot makes operator’s life easier. A prime example of an automated solution: cleaning spinnerets. Thanks to its intelligent control system, the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers wiping robot not only saves production time, work and operating costs; it also generates benefits for HR and health management… product page.

Gear Metering Pumps

Oerlikon Barmag gear metering pumps are used worldwide as process engineering components; in applications involving chemicals, plastics, paints and dyes as well as PUR… product page.

Manmade Fiber Applications

Gear metering pumps in textile manufacturing are extremely popular. This is above all due to the fact that numerous systems are being modernized in terms of their efficiency and specialization. And it is precisely here that Oerlikon Barmag pumps are deployed; as they have the perfect solution for every application… product page.

Non-textile Applications

Oerlikon Barmag offers a huge selection of gear metering pumps for the non-textiles segment. They cover extremely diverse areas with their highly-efficient pumps; including silicone casting, dynamic mixing and oil spraying… product page.