Interroll has laid the groundwork for a significant expansion of its product portfolio at its site in Baal-Hückelhoven, Germany, near Düsseldorf, by acquiring a neighboring plot of land. The new property, which is already home to an industrial building, covers a floor area of almost 13,000 square meters. As early as 2022, Interroll will introduce a new platform for hygienic food processing and logistics from the site and consistently expand it in the coming years.
"The expansion, which will increase our production area at the site by around 40 percent, will be ready for operation in the third quarter of 2022. In this way, we are creating the conditions for the introduction of innovative conveyor solutions that are specifically suited for use in hygienically demanding environments, such as food processing," says Hauke Tiedemann, head of the Global Center of Excellence for drum motors in Baal. "This enables our customers in this important area to further increase productivity while improving hygiene in their material flow."
In recent years, Interroll has already successively invested around 20 million euros in the Baal-Hückelhoven site. The Group's Innovation Projects and Development Center (IPDC) and the Interroll Academy, which is responsible for internal and external training measures, are also based there. Around 240 Interroll employees now work in Baal. By 2025 at the latest, the site expansion and strengthening of expertise for customers in the food industry is expected to add around 60 jobs.
"With this investment in one of our most important sites, we are once again confirming our long-term growth course, with which we will continue to satisfy our customers' demand for existing and new solutions in the coming years. As part of this growth strategy, for example, new plants were recently commissioned in the Heilbronn/Heidelberg, Germany, area and in Georgia, United States. In addition, a new plant will be opened in China next year," says Jens Strüwing, Executive Vice President Products & Technology and a member of Interroll Group Management.
The Interroll Group is the world's leading provider of material handling solutions. The company was founded in 1959 and has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1997. Interroll supplies system integrators and plant manufacturers with a comprehensive range of platform-based products and services in the categories "Rollers" (conveyor rollers), "Drives" (motors and drives for conveyor systems), "Conveyors & Sorters" (conveyors & sorters) and "Pallet Handling" (flow storage and pallet conveyors). Interroll solutions are used in express and postal services, e-commerce, airports, food & beverage, fashion, automotive and other industries. The company counts leading brands such as Amazon, Bosch, Coca-Cola, DHL, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Walmart and Zalando among its users. Headquartered in Switzerland, Interroll has a global network of 34 ventures with sales of approximately 530.6 million Swiss francs and 2,300 employees (2020).