Multivac to expand Enger production facility

By Aidan Fortune

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Left to right: Manuel Bröcker, facility management, Multivac marking & inspection; Volker Gerloff, CEO, Multivac marking & inspection; Frank Ebeler, architect, Kenterplan GmbH
Left to right: Manuel Bröcker, facility management, Multivac marking & inspection; Volker Gerloff, CEO, Multivac marking & inspection; Frank Ebeler, architect, Kenterplan GmbH

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Multivac is to invest €2.5 million in the expansion of its Enger site in Germany.

The work will focus on growing its production capacity and optimising the logistics and assembly processes.

The increase in capacity is being driven by a growth in demand for inspection systems and conveyor belt labellers from the food industry, as well as added interest from the healthcare and life sciences sectors. The business has reported a 25% increase in machine orders between 2014 and 2016.

Currently the site measures 5,800 square metres (sq m) and has 197 people working at it. Once completed, it will increase by 1,600sq m with around 900sq m to be taken up by the new assembly, production and logistics areas, while 300sq m will be made available for machining and welding. There will also be 30 new office spaces created in an area of 370sq m.

More ‘transparency’

The upgraded site will have a reinforced concrete supporting structure and a flat roof made of trapezoidal steel sheets, It is being constructed in accordance with the latest energy-saving regulations and renewable energy legislation.

The building work at Enger is due to be completed by the end of 2017, with internal work expected to be finished by early 2018 and the site operational by April of next year.

Volker Gerloff, CEO of Multivac​ marking & inspection, said: “With this extension to our production hall, we primarily want to expand our production capacity in the sectors of conveyor belt labellers and inspection systems, so that we can meet the constantly increasing demand for these solutions.

Parallel to this, we will also use the opportunity after completion of the building work to further optimise our logistics and assembly processes. This will involve reorganising all the process sequences in Goods Inward and Stores, as well as in the Machining, Assembly and Dispatch departments. With the introduction of new shop floor management systems, there is also the expectation in Enger of more efficient planning and monitoring of operating processes, as well as a higher level of transparency, shorter reaction times and improved handling of resources.​”

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