VMI Extrusion relocates to Cham, Germany facility

(l to r) Henk IJzerman - Vice President Global Operations Control, Edward Holweg – COO, Karin Bucher - mayor of Cham and Jürgen Schmaderer - Plant Manager VMI Extrusion

On 12 September VMI’s new extrusion technology centre and manufacturing facility was officially opened by Karin Bucher, mayor of Cham and Edward Holweg, COO of VMI, in the presence of employees and invitees.

After VMI acquired the extrusion division of AZ Formen-und Maschinebau GmbH in 2004, VMI Extrusion continued at a location adjacent to AZ in Runding. The growth and ambitions of VMI with its extrusion equipment activities however required a more modern building. The new facility is located on the industrial area in Cham, Bavaria, Germany, 10 kilometres from the former location in Runding.

The VMI Cham facility and staff reportedly “play a key role in the development, engineering, testing and delivery of VMI’s extrusion equipment”. This includes equipment for integration in VMI’s tyre production systems and tyre retreading systems as well as for VMI’s extruder program for the technical rubber- and tire industry. The production and assembly of VMI’s extruders takes place both in Cham and in VMI’s new production facility in Leszno, Poland.

With the new facility in Cham, the new production capacity available in Leszno and the close cooperation between VMI extrusion technology center in Cham and VMI Global R&D in Epe, the Netherlands, we are ready for the future.

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