The first spadeful of earth is dug for the new Wolfertschwenden #2 production factory

04.12.2023

The MULTIVAC Group is investing once again at its site in the Allgäu

Wolfertschwenden, 4 December 2023 – As part of an official ceremony, the Management Board of the MULTIVAC Group today turned the first spadeful of earth for a new production factory, which is intended for manufacturing parts and handling spare parts logistics in Wolfertschwenden. The new factory with an area of 35,000 square metres is being built about 1,000 metres away from the Group's headquarters, and it is due to be completed by the end of 2025. The total investment is around 60 million euros. The invited guests included Beate Ullrich, Lady Mayor of Wolfertschwenden, Alex Eder, Chief Executive of the Lower Allgäu Regional District, as well as Father Ralf Matthes (St. Martin, Memmingen) and Father Delphin Chirund (parish community Bad Grönenbach).

“Our company has always been firmly rooted in the region. The new building in direct proximity to our headquarters is a crucial decision for MULTIVAC, and also a clear affirmation once again by our company owners of the Allgäu site. And last but not least, the investment forms the basis for further growth – and offers our staff members attractive and secure jobs for the future,” said Christian Traumann, Group President and CEO of the MULTIVAC Group. “Thanks to the latest production technology and a high degree of automation, the new factory will significantly expand our output capacity in parts manufacturing and spare parts logistics. Our customers throughout Europe and our Logistics Centers worldwide will benefit from a high level of availability and speed in deliveries.”

Dr Christian Lau, Group President and COO of the MULTIVAC Group, added: “We will move the manufacture of components for our processing and packaging machines, which currently takes place in the main factory, to the new building complex when it is completed. Thanks to the space gained, we will have more room at the company headquarters for our slicer business and complete lines, where we are currently seeing continuous growth. At the same time, we will also use the new factory, which is due to be gradually brought into operation from 2025, to further optimise the supply of spare parts. There we will store thousands of spare parts for machines produced by the entire Group, i.e. MULTIVAC, TVI and FRITSCH. And we will also be able to dispatch spare parts, which are ordered via the webshop, from there on the same day.”

The new building complex with a ground floor area of 27,500 square metres comprises an area of 18,000 square metres for manufacturing, an area of 9,500 square metres for logistics, and around 3,750 square metres on the first floor for offices, a canteen and social rooms. As part of a sustainable infrastructure for the building, there are also several measures planned for the new production site to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: for example, ground water from a well will be used for cooling the new building, and the factory will have its own photovoltaic system as well as bio district heating for providing energy.

Around 250 people will be employed at the new site – predominantly existing personnel, particularly in the Manufacturing department. A new team will be built up in the Logistics area - with support provided from the main factory. In addition to this, the Wolfertschwenden #2 production factory is designed for further growth with potentially up to 340 staff members.

In addition to the new factory in Wolfertschwenden, the MULTIVAC Group has a further 14 production sites in Germany, Austria, Spain, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Japan, India and the USA.


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Jennifer Read

Jennifer Read

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Mail: press@multivac-group.com


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Tanja Böck

Public Relations Manager

Tel: +49 8334 601-0
Mail: press@multivac-group.com