Multivac begins work on new production factory

Dec. 5, 2023
The plant in Wolfertschwenden, Germany, will handle manufacturing of components and spare parts logistics for the maker of thermoforming and downstream equipment.

Multivac Group’s management board held a ceremony to turn the first spadeful of earth for a new production factory intended for manufacturing parts and handling spare parts logistics in Wolfertschwenden, Germany. The factory, which is being built less than a mile from the group’s headquarters, will encompass 376,736 square feet, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2025. The total investment is around $65 million.  

“We will move the manufacture of components for our processing and packaging machines, which currently takes place in the main factory, to the new building complex when it is completed,” said Christian Lau, director and COO of the Multivac Group. “Thanks to the space gained, we will have more room at the company headquarters for our slicer business and complete lines, where we are currently seeing continuous growth. At the same time we will also use the new factory, which is due to be gradually brought into operation from 2026, to further optimize the supply of spare parts.” 

The new building complex will include manufacturing, logistics, offices, a canteen and social rooms for the company, which manufactures thermoforming machines and downstream equipment. It will include features to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with a ground water well used for cooling the building, a photovoltaic system and bio district heating for providing energy. 

In addition to the new factory in Wolfertschwenden, the Multivac Group has 14 production sites in Germany, Austria, Spain, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Japan, India and the U.S.