STIHL Magnesium Die Casting Expands its Production Logistics Facility
The Weinsheim plant of STIHL Magnesium Die Casting is expanded and new production logistics are added. The new building, with a floor space of 6,300 square meters, is scheduled to celebrate its grand opening in mid-2020.
STIHL Magnesium Die Casting was founded in 1971 and is today one of the largest die casting plants in Europe. In the 28,000-square-meter plant 750 employees produce high-quality magnesium components for chainsaws and power tools, as well as for the automotive, motorcycle, bicycle, electronics and medical technology industries. Roughly 20 % of its revenue comes from die casting projects for external customers. Dr. Nikolas Stihl, Chairman of the Advisory Board and the Supervisory Board, emphasizes "The construction of the new production logistics facility is a further milestone in our magnesium die casting plant's successful history and will play a major role in our ability to remain successful in the future".
The ground-breaking ceremony on 5 April 2019 marked the laying of the foundation stone and the start of construction with a sum of 18 million euros. Dr. Nikolas Stihl, Chairman of the Advisory Board and the Supervisory Board of STIHL, said: "In view of the technological leadership of our magnesium die cast products, the growth prospects of this location are very promising. The new plant will enable us to significantly increase our logistics capacities, which is necessary to cope with the rising sales of chainsaws and power tools as well as orders from external customers". Hartmut Fischer, Managing Director of STIHL Magnesium Die Casting, adds: "The plant is constantly growing and is reaching its physical limits. With the construction of a logistics plant, we are creating space for future growth and the optimisation of logistics processes and creating space for new machines".
As part of the ongoing growth that is making the construction of the production logistics expansion necessary, STIHL Magnesium Die casting is creating 28 additional jobs.
This article is based on a press release by ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG.
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