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Company News, 2007-07-19, 11:04 AM

Full-service maintenance

As of January 1, 2008, ThyssenKrupp Xervon GmbH, Gelsenkirchen, will be in charge of maintenance at VESTOLIT GmbH & Co. KG’s production plant at Chemiepark Marl. The five-year contract is worth around €70 million.

VESTOLIT and Xervon agreed on a full-service contract comprising planning and execution of the maintenance and/or repair work, parts purchasing and warehousing as well as purchasing and coordinating all subcontracted services. Both parties agreed on criteria for measuring and evaluating the plants’ technical availability as a decisive value-adding contribution of maintenance.

“With this contract, we include another module in the location network where our experienced experts assure high technical plant availability on a sustained basis,” says a satisfied Chairman of the Management Board of ThyssenKrupp Xervon, Dr. Niclas Müller.

At Chemiepark Marl, VESTOLIT GmbH & Co. KG operates Europe’s largest integrated PVC production plant and is market leader in PVC for producing window profiles, floorings, tarpaulin materials and underfloor protection for automobiles. Integration means that on the basis of energy and the raw materials ethylene and rock salt (halite), PVC production takes place at a single location through the intermediate products EDC (ethylene dichloride) and VCM (vinyl chloride). Nowadays, the company employs around 700 people at Marl and has 56 agencies around the globe.

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