MAIER Packaging’s new production facility and office building are being built near the city of Bergen in Traunstein County, Germany.

Pre-construction works began in June 2018 and the ground-breaking ceremony took place in July 2018. The new production facility is expected to commence operations by the end of February 2019.

MAIER is a subsidiary of OPTIMA Packaging Group (OPTIMA) and is currently headquartered in Grassau, Bavaria, Germany. The existing facility does not meet the requirements of the company as its operations and business are growing.

MAIER will move its operations to the new facility by March 2019 and double the number of employees from the current 44.

The new facility will provide adequate space and a state-of-the-art working space for MAIER to meet its future needs.

MAIER Packaging’s new production facility in Bergen

MAIER Packaging’s new production facility is at the Freeway A8 (Autobahn 8) between Munich and Salzburg.

The site provides sufficient space for future expansion, as well as modern work conditions.

MAIER’s new production building details

MAIER Packaging’s new production facility will be cover 3,000m² (32,292ft²) and include a production hall with space for assembly, tool making, die making and testing. It will also include a warehouse and a two-storey office building, which will accommodate the administration and design department.

The office building will house the purchasing and sales departments and a cafeteria. Geothermal energy is expected to be used to heat and cool the entire facility, utilising a sustainable, cost-effective and self-sufficient technique of energy supply.

A total of 50 holes to a depth of approximately 90m were drilled to generate geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is expected to maintain a stable climate throughout the year in the office and main production buildings.

The office building will feature tract ceilings, which will heat and cool the interiors. The assembly building will be built using concrete core cooling technology to provide comfortable work conditions, which are provided through floor heating.

Contractors involved

Hinterlang + Burk was contracted to carry out the construction works related to the new building.

The planning process for the new building was carried out by Ingenieurbüro Blank.

Heinz Kecht will carry out the earthworks for the construction of the structure.

Other contractors involved in the project are Sbi Ingenieure and Silberbauer Planungsbüro für Energietechnik, and Ingenieurbüro Dr Böttcher.

MAIER Packaging’s products and services

MAIER’s product portfolio includes filling and packaging equipment for the food and dairy industry. The company specialises in thermoforming, in-mould label decoration, filling and punching of containers and products.

“A total of 50 holes to a depth of approximately 90m were drilled to generate geothermal energy.”

The company also provides design and construction of new products such as individual modules for form fill seal machines, as well as modification of existing packaging systems. Banderoling and labelling machines together with punch and mould construction are also part of the company’s product portfolio.

The Liquidos dosing valve is one of the main products of MAIER. It is used for filling a range of media including yoghurt, fruit juice, milk, and perfume.

Marketing commentary on MAIER Packaging

Established in 1985, MAIER Packaging is a provider of production and packaging solutions for the dairy and food industries. The company was acquired by OPTIMA in June 2018.

OPTIMA is a German family owned and operated business that designs and builds packaging systems and equipment for different sectors. It also provides custom-made or tailored solutions and functions specific to the needs of its customers.