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MULTIVAC builds centre for slicers

Source:Ringier Food

Date Published:9/29/2018 01:09:16 PM

Packaging specialist MULTIVAC will open a Centre of Excellence for slicers and automation solutions in Germany.  

MULTIVAC is investing 35 million euros for a building complex to house its Slicer Business Unit in Wolfertschwenden. The project is set to be completed in 2020.

“The new building complex is designed as an Application Center for our Slicing Solutions Business Unit, which is now seeing very encouraging development in our new business sector. In future automated packaging lines will be commissioned here as well,” said MULTIVAC director Hans-Joachim Boekstegers. “We have successively expanded our product range in recent years to include process equipment upstream and downstream of the packaging procedure. By founding the Slicer Business Unit, we have taken an important strategic step in the direction of 'Better Processing'.”

The Application Center will provide sample production and machine demonstrations as well as training programmes for the MULTIVAC slicers and slicer lines. It will be housed in building 17 close to the reception area and company restaurant.  The same building fits 180 high-quality office workstations, and conference and function rooms. The new Building 16 is designed for a 7,500sqm production space.

“We have designed the Application Center in such a way, that our customers will find themselves in an environment, which reflects the real conditions in their own production sites,” added Boekstegers. “There our customers will be able to experience the complete process chain live: this will extend from the demonstration of the various slicers handling a wide range of products, through to the presentation of different loading solutions downstream of the slicer, and right up to the actual packaging procedure itself. It will be possible to carry out individual trials with customers' own products as well as testing the slicing solutions for feasibility, output, return on investment, give-away and other critical factors.”

The ground-breaking ceremony in Wolfertschwenden was led by MULTIVAC directors Hans-Joachim Boekstegers (CEO), Guido Spix (CTO and COO) and Christian Traumann (CFO) in the presence of guests including Karl Fleschhut, Mayor of Wolfertschwenden.

Earlier this year, the company completed the construction of its production areas for the Traysealer Business Unit, as well as additional office space for the Control Technology department.

 

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