Wolfertschwenden, 27.10.2014 – Today, the MULTIVAC manage-ment celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony for a new distri-bution centre in Wolfertschwenden. The investment volume amounts to 11.9 million euro. The distribution centre will cover an area of 5,400 square metres and will be equipped with the newest and most efficient storage systems. It will be accom-plished by the end of 2015.

“The investment is meant to further optimise the spare part provisioning of our 17 European affiliates”, says Hans-Joachim Boekstegers, director and CEO at MULTIVAC. “At the same time, there will arise advantages in regard to the material supply for the manufacturing of packaging machines at this facility. One of MULTIVAC’s factors of success is that we take care of the spare part supply of installed ma-chines worldwide. By implementing the new distribution centre we are able to further optimise the availability and lead time for our spare parts. The new distribution centre will be the first step in the redirection of our distribution concept, with additional centres in other regions being planned.”

Many guests attended the ceremony at the MULTIVAC headquarters, among them Hans-Joachim Weirather, chief administrative officer of the Landkreis Unterallgau, and Karl Fleschhut, mayor of Wolfertschwenden. The MULTIVAC group has approximately 4,300 employees worldwide, with about 1,600 based at the headquarters in Wolfertschwenden. Overall, the headquarters cover an area of more than 63,000 square meters. Lately, the engine builder constructed a new production hall with an area of more than 3,200 square meters for the production of retrofitting and spare parts as well as for the produc-tion of chamber machines.