ebm-papst to increase production capacity
The ebm-papst Group is in the process of strengthening its subsidiary in St. Georgen. The technology group is set to invest around 10 Mio. € for the enlargement of the production units in St. Georgen and in production machinery. The goal of the investment is to secure the long-time growth of ebm-papst St. Georgen and establish a new working structure.
Dirk Schallock, Managing Director of ebm-papst St. Georgen stated “We made some very good progress at our location in the Black Forest. Our new working structure and the ongoing orientation towards high tech will provide ebm-papst St. Georgen with an excellent long-term perspective for future developments.”
The groundbreaking ceremony for a new printed circuit board production unit recently took place in Hagenmoos near St. Georgen. As a preliminary step ebm-papst is to build a new production unit with a 3,500m² floor space at a cost of around 5 Mio. €. Designed in accordance with the GreenTech philosophy of the ebm-papst Group, the new factory will be constructed with primary objectives of energy efficiency and resource preservation. From January 2016, 60 employees from St. Georgen will go to work in the new production unit in Hagenmoos while the research and development department will be housed in the freed up spaces in St. Georgen.
As a result of investments of approximately 30 Mio. €, the site in Herbolzheim has become a successful growing high tech site for automotive technology. The ebm-papst Group decided to transfer the ventilation technology to the production unit in Vecsés, Hungary, because of its concentration on automotive technology. The group will invest around 4.5 Mio. € on the building of another production unit with approximately 7,000 m² of floor space in Vecsés. This new factory in Hungary will also be designed with energy efficiency and resource preservation in mind.
As Rainer Hundsdörfer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ebm-papst Group, stressed “This investment is our way of consolidating the positive developments over the past few years. We are confident that this trend will continue in the future as well.”