Furniture fittings specialist Hettich is expanding the production capacity at its Frankenberg (Eder) production plant with the investment of €16 million (£13.95m).
The planned expansion will add 9,400sq m of space to the plant, which manufactures plastic components and damping systems. Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2025. The plant currently employs around 480 people.
Commenting on the project, Hettich managing director in Frankenberg Frank Blanke said: “The new multifunctional production hall offers us the opportunity to use state-of-the-art production facilities to increase capacity for plastic components and damping systems in the coming years and at the same time to offer our colleagues an attractive working environment.”
The mayor of Frankenberg, Rüdiger Hess, was present at the laying of the foundation stone ceremony. He said: “Laying the foundation stone is always the beginning of something big. A new important building is being built, there is a lot of anticipation, a lot of expectation. By building a new production hall here, Hettich is investing in the future of the company – and in the future of the location. As mayor, of course I think that’s great and I really welcome it.” Hettich says that the new hall will also form part of its journey towards long-term sustainability. Blanke said: “The production hall will significantly exceed the requirements of the Energy Saving Ordinance and make a contribution to responsible industrial construction. We are building the upper floor using wood construction and investing in a full-scale photovoltaic system.”
Hettich is also once again our Welcome Drinks Reception sponsor at the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2024