DIEPOLDSAU, SWITZERLAND – Plasmatreat founded the subsidiary Plasmatreat Schweiz to better serve the Swiss market. The company has been managed by Klaus Kresser since Aug. 1. The new company has targeted its efforts at supporting Swiss technology companies in evaluating and implementing plasma technology in their processes.
“Swiss companies in many cases work on technical solutions that are then produced in volume production in Eastern Europe or Southeast Asia,” said Kresser. “Development of the product, as well as development of the manufacturing processes, is detached from the actual manufacturing sites. Swiss universities or institutes are often also involved in these processes, which are commissioned by large European technology companies. These development teams can draw on our expertise, our experience, and our technology in their work. Having the subsidiary in Switzerland means we are nearby, can take meetings at short notice, and can transfer technology and process knowledge, as well as speed up all the communication surrounding these development steps.”
Plasmatreat Schweiz strives for close cooperation with universities and institutes, as well as governmental agencies like Innosuisse. Innosuisse is the Swiss Innovation Agency and is tasked with promoting innovation in the interest of the economy and society.
“We work in other countries in similar collaborative alliances with funding agencies, universities, research institutions and companies,” Kresser continued. “These collaborations have proven very successful, since the financial support allows innovations to be implemented quickly and safely. As a result, this constellation helps safeguard innovation and contributes to sustainable development of innovation.”
Kresser’s focus is on the development of technically sophisticated adhesive bonds and their PlasmaPlus bonding agents, among other things.
“Especially when designing efficient and environmentally friendly bonding processes, extremely clean surfaces are necessary for long-lasting bonded joints, which we can provide with Openair-Plasma.”
Kresser is also global market segment manager for the PT-Bond segment.
The business relationship with the Swiss distribution partner TeSe AG remains unaffected by the founding of Plasmatreat Schweiz.
“Plasmatreat Schweiz, together with TeSe, will focus primarily on project business and process development in Switzerland. Moreover, TeSe will continue to take care of the service and replacement parts supply for our Swiss customers, so that we can share the processing of the Swiss market well here. But we can also draw on the resources in Germany at any time, so evaluations and process tests can be performed at our location in Southern Germany.”
Kresser will also work closely with his colleagues in the countries directly bordering Switzerland to provide the best possible service to French- and Italian-speaking customers in Switzerland.