MAIER Packaging GmbH, Germany, began construction on a new 3,000-square-meter facility that’s scheduled to be move-in ready in March 2019. This comes on the heels of MAIER Packaging becoming a fully-owned subsidiary of OPTIMA packaging group GmbH, Germany.

The modern Bergen building will boast areas for assembly, tool and die making, testing and a warehouse. A 2-story office building will follow to accommodate the administration, design, purchasing and sales departments along with the cafeteria.

“During the planning process, we paid special attention to the wellbeing of the staff,” says Rolf Blank, architect at the Blank engineering company, Germany.

The building is heated and cooled with geothermal energy. Approximately 50 holes were drilled with a depth of up to 90 meters to maintain a comfortable climate year-round. The ceilings in the office tract serve to heat and cool the spaces. In the assembly building, concrete core cooling (CCC) provides comfortable work conditions, similar to floor heating.

“The new construction is an important investment in the future of Maier Packaging,” says Alban Hutter, managing director. “We have the ability to grow at the new site.”

At this site, the company can purchase additional space as needed. In addition to modern work conditions, it is also located directly at Freeway A8 between Munich and Salzburg.

Maier Packaging converts and optimizes existing deep drawing and filling machines for form-fill-seal equipment and labeling systems for the food and dairy industry.