Germany-based Brückner Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG has broken ground on a new facility. The investment — which includes land, buildings and machinery — totals 40 million euros ($43 million). The company currently operates two facilities — one for machinery production; and a second for administrative functions including research, design engineering, marketing, service, spare parts, material management, information technology, human resources and accounting.
The production site offers limited opportunity for growth and so Brückner committed to build a new, larger facility approximately 25,000 square meters in size. The space will allow the company to manufacture larger and heavier components and line parts than is possible in the current production facility. Construction on the new facility is expected to be complete by the end of 2017.
“In the decision for the new building it was for us very important that all of our workers and employees could continue since our personnel is our major asset and their experience cannot be replaced,” said owner Regina Brückner. “For this reason, it was never a possibility for us to move our production abroad. … In addition it was important for us to get a particularly energy-efficient building. Our new production site shall be as efficient and energy-saving as our lines.”