Mindelheim. Building work has continued uninterrupted at the Mindelheim site since 2009, with new halls going into use repeatedly almost every year. Back in 2000, Mindelheim only had 78,300 m² of production space at its disposal; with the commissioning of the 37,785 m² of space in Hall 13, this figure has now grown to over 180,000 m². And progress has been tremendous; machine assembly and project shipping hall 8 in 2009 (11,000 m²); universal machines hall 9 in 2011 (22,000 m²); logistics hall 10 in 2013 (14,000 m²); process commissioning mechanics/electrics hall 11 (15,600 m²), and the training center H12 (5,200 m²) in 2014; administrative building B6 (23,000 m²) in 2016; and assembly hall 13 in 2017 (37,785 m²).
Hall 13, the largest hall in Mindelheim, was completed in May of this year as planned. Not only did this mean that automation, which had been outsourced for years, was brought back to the Mindelheim site; all the processes involved, from the set-up of the system through to shipping, could be concentrated in Hall 13. Another milestone in the development of Mindelheim as a location.
Despite the ongoing expansion of the production space in the past eight years, there was still insufficient usable space available in the existing halls in light of the increase in turnover at the Mindelheim site. Thanks to the new-build, larger customer projects can now be set up with several sub-projects, which would not have been possible in the existing halls.
For instance, Hall 13 is set to become the center for installation and commissioning. It will also provide production with a continuous line of infrastructure for customer projects in order to pool many complex work steps which used to be spread over a number of halls in the past. They include, among other things, the setting-up and installation of production units. The existing halls will continue to be used as a buffer and will be geared up for further expansion in line with the future product range.