The site, which is home to around 200 staff, has had its operating area increased to 7,400m2, with around 900m2 taken up by the new assembly/production and logistics areas, while 300m2 are dedicated to other manufacturing, such as machining and welding. In addition to this, some 30 new office spaces have been created on the top floor of the building.
Christian Traumann, director and CFO of Multivac, said: “We are delighted to be able to officially open with you today the new building complex, which will house the new warehouse as well as manufacturing and pre-assembly departments over an area of 1,600m2. Thanks to the completely renovated production hall areas, it will be possible to expand the production capacity, particularly in the sectors of conveyor belt labellers and inspection systems. The investment amounted to around €3m.
“In addition to this, there is another reason to celebrate: it is now 25 years that Multivac Marking & Inspection has been part of our group. Our subsidiary is an extremely important part of the Multivac Group, and it is a leading supplier of innovative labelling, marking and inspection solutions in the market.”
Multivac Marking & Inspection CEO Volker Gerloff added: “In the course of the building work, we have also used this opportunity to further optimise our logistics and assembly processes. This involved reorganising all the process sequences in goods inward and stores, as well as in the manufacturing, assembly and dispatch departments. We are also introducing a shop floor management system as the cornerstone of our lean management drive. The objective is to achieve more efficient planning and monitoring of operating processes, as well as a higher level of transparency, shorter reaction times and improved handling of resources.”
The new shop floor management system means all the production and operating areas can be displayed, any ongoing issues can be highlighted and a rapid response guaranteed. This enables quick and targeted communication to be achieved at all levels, so that measures for problem-solving and improvement can be put in place.