Thanks to the expanded resources, the manufacturing times will be reduced and the average delivery times for spare parts and tools decreased.
With high wire acrobatics and in the presence of numerous guests, at the beginning of May a new production hall with an adjoining service and administrative wing was officially opened at Bystronic Maschinenbau GmbH. Following the opening in 2006 of a new building housing the demonstration center and sheet metal processing, this is the second large construction project that has been completed within a period of just a few years at the manufacturing location in Gotha/Germany, where pressbrakes of the Hämmerle and Beyeler families are manufactured. "The new production facilities will help us to further improve the already high quality of our machines and to once again reduce the production times", comments an obviously delighted Sven Künkels, Managing Director of Bystronic Maschinenbau GmbH, on the expanded resources.
The 120 meter long and 32 meter wide hall houses a state-of-the-art assembly area that has permitted the production capacity of the factory to be doubled. Thus Bystronic customers can be assured that even during peak periods, they can still be supplied quickly. In the adjacent 48 meter long and 64 meter wide service and administration wing are stores for tools and spare parts as well as additional offices. For the tool store alone this means that in future all standard tools will be available within 24 hours and the spare parts store is also designed to permit a 24-hour reaction time. Bystronic customers will benefit directly from these expansions because in many cases parts and tools can be delivered even faster than before. Overall, the useable floor space at Bystronic Maschinenbau GmbH has been extended by 8,000 square meters to 33,000 square meters.
The starting signal for the new building was given at the beginning of 2008 with the demolition of the old production warehouse. Since the beginning of the building construction in May of last year, a total of 27,000 cubic meters of earth have been moved for the new building, which equates to the load capacity of 2,000 lorries. For Sven Künkels the new building reflects the Bystronic values openness, innovation and commitment. "Openness, because as a result of the 2,200 square meters of glass that is incorporated in the façade, maximum transparency has been achieved. Innovation, as a result of the use of the very latest building materials – for the floor, for example, a material was used that is one hundred times harder than concrete. Commitment, because with this investment we are not only making a further clear commitment to the workplace Germany, or rather Gotha, but also because thanks to the new building, we can serve our customers even better and faster", according to Sven Künkels.
With its approximately 200 employees, Bystronic Maschinenbau GmbH is together with the factory in Tianjin/China one of two manufacturing centers for Bystronic pressbrakes. In Gotha all the machines of the Hämmerle and Beyeler product families are manufactured. Since the purchase of the Beyeler company by the Swiss machine tool manufacturer Bystronic in 2002, numerous investments have been made in quality, technology and know-how so that in the meantime the factory has a state-of-the-art infrastructure and manufacturing facilities at its disposal.