Ground-breaking ceremony for two new innovative Kaeser Kompressoren factories (from left to right): Bernhard Brand (Rotary Screw Production Centre), Dr. Birgit Weber (second Mayor of Coburg), Thomas Kaeser, Tina-Maria Vlantoussi-Kaeser, Lord Mayor Norbert Tessmer, Dirk Eichhorn-Mödel (Kaeser construction company), Friedrich Herdan (President of Coburg's Chamber of Commerce and Industry).
Coburg – The Coburg-based compressed air specialist Kaeser Kompressoren has been reporting healthy, steady growth for years: No wonder there is a need for increased manufacturing capacity.
The newly planned intelligent factories will boast sustainable higher productivity and flexibility and will primarily serve to build state-of-the-art rotary screw compressors, which represent one of the company's core competencies.
"The investment will position us ideally for further growth as we move forward. With Industry 4.0 at the forefront of our strategy, compressor manufacturing will be networked with internal and external logistics and their sales and marketing arms at this factory of the future. The aim is to build top-quality new and innovative products, optimise productivity and minimise lead times. Needless to say, we wish to remain true to our Coburg location and will therefore build these innovative facilities at our traditional site" said company CEO Thomas Kaeser.
The manufacturing halls will be built parallel to Staatsstraße and will extend all the way from the old to the new roundabout. A logistics facility will join the two structures at the midpoint. A bridge at the back will automatically transport the finished compressors to the ultramodern distribution centre.
The building is scheduled to be completed in June 2016. Compressors are used at all types of plants in all industry sectors, including mechanical OEMs, automotive, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood processing and furniture making, mining and construction, as well as for fish farming, at wastewater treatment facilities and for conveying loose goods. Compressed air is even used in hospitals and by dentists.
Jun 25, 2014 , Free for publication, copy appreciated