Engel Austria opened an expanded assembly hall at the northern end of its factory site Schwertberg, Austria, just 18 months after expanding the south side of the facility. Engel noted that in the past two business years, its has invested about €50 million to expand and modernize its Austrian plants in Schwertberg, St. Valentin, and Dietach.
Schwertberg produces more than 2000 injection molding machines in Schwertberg annually, with that number growing and the amount of space for machine approval by clients shrinking. Because of this, large injection molding machines were being transported to the St. Valentin plant for initial start-up. Thanks to the new building, there is now sufficient space in Schwertberg. The new assembly hall is designed for machines weighing up to 40 tons. Engel can now produces machines with clamping force of up to 650 tons in Schwertberg.
The new structure was completed in seven months, with Engel utilizing local companies to carry out planning and construction. At the end of September, Engel welcome more than 5000 guests from across the region to see the new production hall.