A company visit led nineteen Russian MP participants to Coatema Coating Machinery in Dormagen in June 2015. Machinery and equipment for coating, printing and laminating are designed and manufactured here. The company has been active in markets such as the textile and the foil and paper coating markets for 40 years now and offers the relevant production and pilot plants. For the Russian participants, it was all about technical training and certification measures in a highly specialised production facility. They also gained exciting insights into the area of research, innovation and development as the company manufactures a large number of customised production plants and special machinery for specific needs. With them, it serves the interests of a wide variety of regular customers – and aroused particular interest from an MP participant.
Anna Paracheva, who is professionally involved in shop fitting and interior décor, is very optimistic about a possible cooperation. “Coatema offers solutions that are useful in Russia and can be easily sold. We are therefore interested in a cooperation in which we could act as the sales contact for the Coatema production plants/machinery in Russia.” Paracheva found the glass processing area, where glass is refined or functionalised in different ways, particularly impressive and attractive. The current status of the talks comprises the drawing up of a technical product sheet, which Coatema will use to present a corresponding offer.
By Eva Daub
TÜV Rheinland Akademie, Cologne