Wittmann opens new automation facility, doubling space

Wittmann Group (Vienna) officially opened its brand new automation systems facility in Nuremberg, Germany, doubling the company's footprint in the country and taking the now global business back full circle to its first investment outside of Austria: its 1983 acquisition of Nuremberg-based Küffner Technologie.

The new Wittmann Robot Systeme GmbH plant, built with an investment of Euro 7 million ($9.15 million), covers 4200 sq m (45,000-plus sq ft), with 3000 sq m of production and 1200 sq m of office space.

The former Wittmann Küffner became Wittmann Robot Systeme when it was moved into a 2100 sq m space in Nuremberg-Schwaig, Wittmann's Bernhard Grabner told PlasticsToday. Grabner said an expansion at the former site would not have been possible, necessitating the construction of the new facility in the Nuremberg-Feucht industrial estate.

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