TRUMPF, the Ditzingen-based technology company, is investing in its production site in Alsace, expanding operations there by adding a new factory hall offering some 6,500 square meters of space.
Ditzingen, May 24, 2014 – With the dedication of a new fabrication hall in Haguenau in Alsace on May 24, 2014, TRUMPF is making a clear commitment to its French location. The new building, 135 meters long and 48 meters wide, expands the existing plant by adding about 6,500 square meters of floor area. At its plant in Alsace, TRUMPF manufactures the machine frames used for the laser, punching, and punch and laser combination machines built in Europe. These frames are a central component in every machine tool and can mean having to weld assemblies as much as 10 meters long. The frames will be assembled and welded on five production lines and at several fixed stations. Among the equipment ensuring a safe and agreeable working environment is a central exhaust unit that extracts and traps the vapors produced during welding. Cooling the intake air in the summer and efficient acoustic insulation also significantly improve the surroundings for the employees.
“Haguenau is a location with great expertise in precision welding for large component groups. Our manufacturing costs there are very competitive,” explains Dr. Mathias Kammüller, Executive Vice President of TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG and Head of the Machine Tool Division. Thanks to investing in this new production building, the company will be able to produce even more efficiently in coming years and to satisfy rising demand.