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MULTIVAC opens Training & Application Center for Slicing & Automation

Source:MULTIVAC     Date:2021-06-16
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MULTIVAC officially opened its Training & Application Center for Slicing & Automation (TAC) at the company headquarters (15 June 2021).  

 

Group Presidents, Guido Spix and Christian Traumann welcomed guests Stephan Thomae, member of the Bundestag, Alex Eder, Chief Executive of the Lower Allgäu Regional District, and Beate Ullrich, Lady Mayor of Wolfertschwenden. The center was blessed by Fr. Thomas of the Parish of Bad Grönenbach, and Pastor Michael Kolbe of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Woringen. The ceremony took place in accordance with the current Covid guidelines.


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At the new Training & Application Center for Slicing & Automation, MULTIVAC will also develop new lines for processing and packaging food products. (Photo: MULTIVAC)  


“We are delighted to be able to officially inaugurate today our new Training & Application Center for Slicing & Automation. In conjunction with our customers, we will be developing here new lines for processing and packaging food products, as well as training our service technicians and customers, and last but not least conducting our research and development,” Traumann said.

 

The floor space of more than 17,000 square metres provides not only production space, but also 180 office workstations, an additional works canteen and a reception area, as well as conference and function rooms that are capable of being used very flexibly. The heart of the TAC is its Line Application section, in which more than 100 specialists - from food technologists to mechanical engineers - will be working on customised processing and packaging lines. Work on constructing the building began in the autumn of 2018, and the investment cost was approximately 38 million euros.

 

“We can show our machines and processing solutions "live in action" to our customers in the new Application Center,” said  Spix. “It has been designed in such a way, that we can exactly reproduce real production conditions in the food industry. The product spectrum ranges from individual slicers to entire lines, covering different output categories, and complete with various loading solutions, packaging machines, labellers, inspection equipment and box packing systems. Automation solutions from other industrial applications are also available for trial productions. Working with the customer, MULTIVAC can therefore develop the ideal solution as regards feasibility, quality, output and cost-effectiveness.”

 

The MULTIVAC Group has around 2,300 employees at its headquarters in Wolfertschwenden. The production site in the Allgäu region of Germany currently comprises a total area of 89,000 square metres.


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