The fan manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg has broadened its manufacturing base. The total cost for the new building in the Hohenlohe Industrial Park and for taking plastics production in-house, is 28 million euros. With the manufacture of fans made of a special plastic, the company is focussing on a new type of integrated quality assurance, reducing the error rate down towards zero.
With a total investment of five million euros for machines and tools, six new jobs have so far been created in the field of plastics production. Overall, the number of employees at Ziehl-Abegg in the Hohenlohe Industrial Park has risen from 480 to 770.
The major increase in the workforce resulted from the production of energy-saving fans: this was relocated from the plant on Würzburger Strasse in Künzelsau to the new building in the Industrial Park where the area for the manufacture of these so-called EC products has been increased to 5,000m2. EC fan production output has been doubled. Although the degree of automation has been significantly increased, more people are employed in production as a result of the increase in sales.
The new building is rounded off by a modern, open-plan office. This wing of the building houses several departments which have relocated from Künzelsau to Kupferzell. The space in Künzelsau is needed to allow for the expansion of PCB production for electric motors.