Engel to expand, modernize robot plant

Dec. 29, 2022
Its $11.7 million investment will add about 33,000 square feet to its Dietach, Austria, facility.
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Engel announced it has invested about $11.7 million in a two-phase project to expand and modernize its robot production facility in Dietach, Austria. Work will begin in May, and the extension will add almost 33,000 square feet of additional floor space.

“We supply well over half of all injection molding machines produced by ENGEL with integrated automation technology, and the trend is continuing to grow,” said Stefan Engleder, CEO of the Engel Group.

The Dietach plant develops and produces three robot series: the viper linear robot, the e-pic pick-and-place robot and the pic A sprue picker.  The flow assembly line will be modernized during the construction work.

By spring 2024, construction is set to be completed on the production, logistics and apprentice workshop areas, and a new photovoltaic system will be operating, making all three Engel production plants in Austria capable of producing their own green electricity. Engel will then modernize and expand its existing office building, paving the way for future personnel growth.

“In future, Engel will be able to respond in a far more flexible way to customer requests and short-term order changes without prolonging lead times,” Engleder said.

Headquartered in Schwertberg, Austria, Engel produces injection molding machines and automation.