In response to growing demand for its PowerSeries machines and the quantity of new orders for 2017, the Wittmann Group is planning an expansion of the Wittmann Battenfeld injection molding machine manufacturing facility in Kottingbrunn, Austria.
The €15 million investment will allow the company to expand the assembly area by an additional 2,200 square meters. This will house the assembly lines for medium-sized and large machines from the EcoPower series, with clamping forces ranging from 180 to 400 tonnes, to complement the assembly line for small machines already in operation since 2015. The assembly capacity for the large machines of the MacroPower series also will be increased.
In addition to the expansion of production capacities, the office space will be enlarged and modernized. To this end, two more floors will be added on top of the existing sales office building. Construction will start in June and is expected to be completed before the end of 2017.
More construction work has been planned for next year to provide additional space for designing and developing injection molding machines. The existing technology building will be extended by another story to create about 800 square meters of extra space.