The floor space of the new construction will be more than 17,000m2, with room for 180 office workstations, as well as conference and function rooms. It is planned for completion in 2020.
The production space on the ground floor of the new building will be around 7,500m2 and will house the new Slicer Application Center, as well as a reception area and an additional company restaurant, which will extend over two floors.
“The new building complex is designed as an Application Center for our Slicing Solutions Business Unit, which is now seeing very encouraging development in our new business sector,” said Multivac CEO Hans-Joachim Boekstegers.
“We have successively expanded our product range in recent years to include process equipment upstream and downstream of the packaging procedure. By founding the Slicer Business Unit, we have taken an important strategic step in the direction of ‘better processing’.”
The range of services on offer will include sample production and machine demonstrations, as well as a wide range of training programs for the Multivac slicers and slicer lines.
“We have designed the Application Center in such a way that customers will find themselves in an environment which reflects the real conditions in their own production sites,” said Boekstegers.
The first spadeful of earth for the construction of the new complex was turned by Multivac directors Hans-Joachim Boekstegers (CEO), Guido Spix (CTO and COO) and Christian Traumann (CFO) on 28 September.