Interroll, Wilmington, N.C., announced plans to begin construction on a new plant in Obrigheim, Germany. The €40 million investment will bring on 150 new employees.
The 15,000-square-meter facility, with 1,700 square meters of office space, is situated approximately 45 kilometers away from the company’s Kronau, Germany, site, which is expected to be completed by end of 2020. , with around 15,000 square meters of production space and around 1,700 square meters of office space. Interroll plans to complete the Obrigheim plant by January 2021.
Interroll acquired 161,000 square meters of land in the inter-municipal Neckar-Odenwald Technology Park (TECH•N•O). This means that in future, two Interroll plants will be operated in the Heilbronn/Heidelberg area—the existing sorter site in Sinsheim, Germany, and the new Obrigheim site for conveyors. Activities, such as the production of belt curves and spiral lifts, at the existing Kronau location, which currently employs around 60 people, will be integrated into the new location in Obrigheim.
"The growth opportunities in Obrigheim are proving to be ideal for our long-term plans," says Jens Strüwing, group executive vice president products and technology. "An important criterion for us is medium- and long-term flexibility on-site—even beyond our current concrete plans, which can now also be realized in the long term with a site size of over 161,000 square meters.”
With its proximity to the A6 and A81 motorways, the new location offers excellent connections to the transport network and international airports. In addition, it is located close to the existing Interroll plant in Sinsheim, so that established supply chains remain in place.
"With our employees, we will remain in the region, which offers a very good environment for us as a globally active industrial company," says Strüwing.