Oct 1, 2018 - 11 months ago
By Supply Post
SENNEBOGEN, the global leader in purpose-built material handling machines, will expand its Plant II facility in southern Germany, by approximately 350,000 sq. ft. (35,000 m²). The project will also include a new 67,000 sq. ft. (6,700 m2) assembly and paint facility. The Plant II factory site is located nearby the SENNEBOGEN head office and Plant I complex at the port of Straubing.
Constantino Lannes, President of SENNEBOGEN LLC, welcomed the announcement as good news for SENNEBOGEN customers and dealers in the Americas, too. “Straubing Plant II is focused on production and testing for the larger machines in our line-up. We have seen increased demand for high capacity machines, so this investment shows that the factory will be ready to support future projects.”
The factory expansion will be completed in two construction phases. For the first phase, already underway, a paved surface south of the current premises will provide a spacious shipping area for machines and components. It will also be the site for technical approval and testing of new equipment. The second phase, a new assembly and paint shop, will be built by the end of 2016.
Erich Sennebogen, Managing Director of the firm, said, “As a family-owned company, we feel committed to long-term planning and to adjusting our production facilities to the market requirements of the future. This project ensures optimized logistics, enhanced reliability and an even better working environment for our team.”
The new assembly and finishing expansion, part of phase 2, will also increase the plant’s quality control area and will feature a section dedicated to customizing machines for special customer requirements.