Business and Operations
Handtmann breaks ground on new assembly hall
March 1, 2023 By Bakers Journal
Biberach, Germany – The Filling and Portioning Systems division of Handtmann broke ground Feb. 16 on construction of a new 14-million-euro assembly hall.
The division, which specializes in end-to-end technology solutions in the food processing secto, is part of the Handtmann group of companies.
“We expect continued growth in demand for our sustainable solutions in the coming years,” said Harald Suchanka, chief executive officer of the division. “Strong growth driver proves to be the consistent expansion of our portfolio to include new business areas such as customized solutions or the provision of line solutions for comprehensive production processes. The high level of investment in our own subsidiaries and sales companies in the key markets also helps to generate new market share and dynamic sales growth.”
Dr. Mark Betzold, chief technology officer, added: “Expansions and optimizations in the production plants are sensible in order to secure the growth course we have chosen, to be able to meet the increasing demand in the future and not to make compromises in terms of quality and technology. The new assembly hall with an additional floor space of 7,280 square metres allows us to realign production and especially assembly and to make it scalable. We are thus further strengthening our competitiveness and market position.”
In 20000, the production facilities of the F&P division had been completely redeveloped in the Aspach industrial estate in town of Biberach, Upper Swabia. Following extensions in production and administration and the construction of a new customer and technology centre in 2010, a second customer forum for bakery applications was built in 2014 and a logistics centre in 2017.
The new facility will be built with an eye to sustainability. The company will install a photovoltaic system and extensive green roofs and expand the utility infrastructure. In-house use of the solar power generated will be boosted by an integrated medium voltage network within the group of companies, just as the waste heat from the production process will be used to heat all of the group’s properties via an integrated heat network.
Completion of the new assembly hall is expected by the end of 2023.
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