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Innovative revitalisation of a traditional production site

Modern paint production plant for VPL Coatings


Costumer VPL Coatings GmbH & Co KG Site Bitterfeld-Wolfen Industry Packaging coatings Website www.vpl-coatings.de/ OAS Business Segments Plant Engineering & Production Control

VPL Coatings GmbH & Co KG specialises in the production of packaging coatings for use in the food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and technical industries. The dynamic company was able to establish itself as an innovative and reliable supplier on the metal packaging market within a very short space of time. Based at the traditional site in the Bitterfeld-Wolfen Chemical Park, the focus of production is on state-of-the-art processes. One focus of the portfolio is the development of modern, customised coating systems for the metal packaging industry.


We were particularly impressed by the flexibility of OAS. OAS was able to control all trades for us, not just their own, and to bring them together to form a large whole. Thanks to the outstanding commitment of OAS, we now have a state-of-the-art paint production facility at this historic site and can offer our customers customised paint systems of the highest quality.

Marc Konersmann
Managing Partner, VPL Coatings GmbH & Co. KG


The aim of being able to offer its customers the widest possible range of high-quality products placed the highest demands on the production plant to be planned and its control system. In addition, the new plant was to be integrated into an existing historical building infrastructure. This desire to innovatively revitalise a traditional production site was a particularly exciting challenge for the planning departments in the plant engineering and process automation departments. A tight schedule and the simultaneous product transfer from the previous plant at the end of the construction phase also required the engineering to be synchronised with the structural adaptation of the production site.


As an integrated project partner, OAS AG was able to demonstrate its entire expertise in the handling of bulk materials and liquid media as well as in the interaction with process automation in this project. In addition to inline dispersion, the most modern production process, the system designed for VPL Coatings utilises conventional dispersion by means of dissolvers and mixing. The required product diversity was successfully realised using three parallel production lines. The OAS pronto process control system controls the entire production process from material delivery to filling into tanker lorries, IBCs, drums and hobbocks. Future expansion options have already been planned into the available installation space.

The target schedule of 12 months from planning to completion was met, even against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and several delays in the necessary structural adaptation of the existing building.

Video - Modern paint production plant from OAS

Benefits for the customer

  • Processing options for raw materials delivered in a wide variety of containers. Tankers, drums, IBCs, big bags and bagged goods
  • Control of the entire system via a central pronto process control system
  • Production of a wide range of recipe variations using three different processes
  • Consultancy, design and implementation of an EX-protection and Water-Resources-Protection-Act-compliant production plant
  • Efficient solvent-based high-pressure cleaning system for residue-free cleaning of the plant

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