Manufacturing firm Sulzer has begun the expansion of the Bechhofen-based GEKA site in order to make the production chain more ‘agile and flexible.’
The company is working on a 10,000 square metre extension, which is set for completion by the end of 2020. The extension will house production facilities for lacquering and metallizing, screen printing, logistics and assembly as well as investments in the latest automation solutions.
In a bid to enhance GEKA’s market presence in the prestige sector, the company will also house new office positions. Going forwards, injection molding, injection blow molding and assembly technologies will all be applied on site to create an efficient manufacturing process.
GEKA Germany Managing Director Bernd Wagner said, “By
promoting the insourcing of additional core competencies under one roof, we
will consolidate the strengths of our German sites, while also enabling us to
expand our material and process flows. In the process, we will increase our
vertical integration and be able to act faster in the market.
“The expansion will make it much easier to achieve the requirements of good manufacturing practice for the manufacture, control and logistics of cosmetic products”
Florent Lafond, CEO of GEKA, continued: “Such an investment is key for Geka and thanks to the support of our mother company Sulzer, we continue to support our customers, offering them up to date technologies and services.”