Even a 5,000 m2 building starts with that first clod of earth
No, that’s not one of Confucius’ sayings (he talked about a journey of 1,000 miles). It’s one of mine. A nod to Confucius is pretty apt though, as the groundbreaking ceremony of our new manufacturing plant marks the beginning of a journey into the future.
If you’ve visited us in Trossingen recently, you will have noticed that things are getting a bit cramped around here. That’s why we decided to construct a new, functional company building near our current location.
In the future, this 5,000 m2 area will be home to a production hall, offices and a large demonstration center. Once we’ve moved into the new building, we’ll be using repetitive flow production, i.e. series production, in its air-conditioned manufacturing hall. This process ensures a better overview and improved transparency with regard to the flows of material and information. With it, we aim to achieve higher throughput, shorter delivery times 😉 and greater process reliability for the construction of our Multigrind® grinding machines. The temperature-controlled manufacturing hall will also help us boost our performance in terms of precision. After all, Haas customers want grinding machines that grind with micrometer accuracy. Another technical highlight of our new building at Adelbert-Haas-Straße 1 is the environmentally-friendly heat recovery throughout the entire building. Our goal is to use air to water heat pumps so that virtually no additional energy will be required for heating and cooling.
If you’d like to keep an eye on how the construction is going, simply visit us here at the Schleifblog! But for now, here are some more photos from the groundbreaking ceremony on 7 November 2012.
Heike Wember shows off her digging skills.
And to everyone involved in the project, I look forward to seeing some:
Building with attitude!