Handtmann breaks ground to expand manufacturing capacity
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Completion is scheduled for the end of 2023
The Filling and Portioning Systems division (F&P) of Handtmann is expanding with the investment of around 14 million euros in the construction of an assembly hall that will increase capacity for food processing technologies. The ground-breaking ceremony on the Handtmann campus in Biberach, Germany, was on February 16 with completion scheduled for the end of 2023.
“We expect continued growth in demand for our sustainable solutions in the coming years. Strong growth driver proves to be the consistent expansion of our portfolio to include new business areas such as customised solutions or the provision of line solutions for comprehensive production processes,” said Harald Suchanka, CEO, F&P. “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.”
The assembly hall will add 7,280 m² of floor space which will be used to realign production and making assembly scalable.
“Expansions and optimisations 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,” said Dr. Mark Betzold, CTO, F&P.
In addition to the installation of a photovoltaic system and green roofs, investments will be made in the expansion of 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. Waste heat from the production process will be used to heat all of the Handtmann Group campus via an integrated heat network, reducing the use of fossil energy and the company’s carbon footprint.
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