Yarn & Fiber

2019-12-12

Realisation of IVL investment package at Trevira site Guben

Trevira GmbH site in Guben © Trevira GmbH
In May 2018, Trevira GmbH’s parent company Indorama Ventures (IVL) approved a major investment package for Trevira’s Guben site, and this week sees the launch of a key new component – a spinning machine capable of producing raw white POY (partially oriented yarn) for further processing at the texturising stage. A further three new spinning machines are planned. The new machinery will offer efficiency savings in both manufacturing and energy use at the Guben site, which specialises in flat and texturised filament yarns for automotive interiors, technical textiles, apparel and home textiles.

Head of BU Filaments, Edo Lieven, said, “Special thanks go to our colleagues in Guben, especially Christian Schneider’s project team, for their hard work and commitment in making the project a reality.”

Following IVL’s purchase of Sinterama S.p.A. earlier this year, the company has been exploring potential synergies between Trevira and Sinterama, with the ultimate goal of improving filament production. Looking at the overall area of textile yarn processes, a decision was made to move all air texturing (also known as ATY processing) to the Sinterama site in Bulgaria. This decision affects around 40 Trevira employees based at Guben, and a plan has been agreed between the Trevira management board and Trevira works council to assist those facing redundancy or redeployment. The move to Bulgaria is to be completed by 31 March 2020.

The new POY spinning machine with (from left to right) Sandeep Onkar (IVL), Christian Schneider, Thomas Rademacher, Andre Altmann (all Trevira GmbH) (c) 2019 Trevira
The new POY spinning machine with (from left to right) Sandeep Onkar (IVL), Christian Schneider, Thomas Rademacher, Andre Altmann (all Trevira GmbH) (c) 2019 Trevira




f.l.t.r: Head of the Filament BU Edo Lieven and Trevira CEO Klaus Holz © 2019 Trevira GmbH
f.l.t.r: Head of the Filament BU Edo Lieven and Trevira CEO Klaus Holz © 2019 Trevira GmbH


CEO Klaus Holz said, “This was not an easy decision to make and we did not make it lightly. However, from an economic perspective it is essential that we consolidate all our ATY processes at the Sinterama site. Together with the investments we are making in new machinery, the decision also means that we can secure a long-term future for our Guben operation.”

The total investment package of EUR 7.5m for Trevira’s filament production site at Guben will be put in place and finalised by the end of June 2020.


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