Labelling system and direct web printer manufacturer Multivac has decided to expand the production capacity of its Marking & Inspection site located in Enger, Germany.
The €2.5m expansion project will include a modern extension to the production hall, which will enable the optimisation of logistics and assembly processes.
The construction work has already commenced and operations are expected to start from April 2018.
Multivac Marking & Inspection CEO Volker Gerloff said: “With this extension to our production hall, we primarily want to expand our production capacity in the sectors of conveyor belt labellers and inspection systems, so that we can meet the constantly increasing demand for these solutions.”
The company noted that between 2014 and 2016, the number of machine orders increased by nearly 25%, with inspection systems and conveyor belt labellers exhibiting the highest growth.
After the completion of the new building, the operating area of the Enger facility will increase by nearly 1,600m², which currently stands at 5,800m².
The new assembly production and logistics areas will take up 900m², while 300m² areas will be used for machining and welding.
About 30 new office spaces are also expected to be created at the facility, which employs 197 people.
The new production hall will feature reinforced concrete supporting structures and a flat roof made of trapezoidal steel sheets.
Developed to meet the latest energy-saving and renewable energy regulations, the building will see the installation of 20 drill piles to avoid any form of subsidence at the new hall.
The initial construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, after which internal work will be completed by early 2018.
Image: The new Multivac production hall at Enger. Photo: courtesy of Multivac.