ANDRITZ Küsters GmbH - AZL Aachen GmbH

Eduard-Küsters-Strasse 1, 47805 Krefeld, Germany

ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for different industry sectors as e.g. the pulp and paper and nonwoven industry. The Headquater is in Graz/ Austria.

ANDRITZ Küsters GmbH is part of the  ANDRITZ Nonwoven Division and is based in Krefeld/ Germany.

Core competences

With a focus on machinery and processes in paper finishing and nonwovens production, ANDRITZ Küsters offers customized technical solutions and services for a variety of applications: from highly sophisticated processes to solutions for emerging markets. Production machinery is supported with engineering services and project management skills for turnkey installations and system solutions.

For the paper industry, the product range includes presses, rolls, and calenders.

For the nonwovens industry, ANDRITZ Küsters’ core competence lies in wetlaid, wetlace and spunbond technologies, including  inclined wire systems, calenders, rolls, and finishing (inline/offline).

The wetlaid process is able to form various types of short cut fibers to a nonwoven sheet. As technology supplier we work continuously on new solutions for nonwoven fiber applications. One major focus is on nonwovens as fiber reinforcement for  fiber reinforced plastics.

For the textile industry, the products include calenders and rolls.

All core components are manufactured in-house in ISO 9001 certified production facilities. Highly qualified employees ensure responsive customer service and excellent project execution.

Tradition and innovation

Sixty years ago, Eduard Küsters founded the "development department for textile machines" in Krefeld. With the invention of the deflection-controlled Swimming Roll (S-Roll) in 1956, the Küsters company established the benchmark in roll technology – and has since become a globally recognized specialist in calendering and finishing processes. Today ANDRITZ Küsters employs approximately 350 people in Germany, and the USA.

Investment in innovation

All ANDRITZ Küsters activities focus on developing customized concepts, systems, and machines to suit the production and quality requirements of the paper, board, nonwovens, and textile industries. Investing in research and development is a matter of course for ANDRITZ Küsters – not only in its own facilities, but also in close cooperation with leading institutes and universities. Before being installed in customer facilities, all technologies are meticulously tested in the company’s technical center in Krefeld to ensure smooth commissioning and reliable performance.

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