The workforce in Kaiserslautern has grown from 180 to over 300 employees in the past nine years, and to stay abreast of this development, 70 new office spaces were created. “We want to be able to offer our existing but also future employees an attractive work environment representing various modern work amenities,” Mr. Heck emphasized, who managed this large project in cooperation with Plant Manager Matthias Pemsel.” On the one hand, a modern open office structure enhances vivid communication. The library, on the other hand, offers a quiet work environment uninterrupted by phone calls. We have also provided rooms for creativity, retreat and relaxation.” The header building, connecting the new high bay warehouse and the new production halls with the existing buildings, now houses the quality control laboratory. The footprint freed up by this move will be used for an expansion of the R & D labs. “It was a particular challenge to coordinate all the construction activities with the ongoing operation of the plant. In spite of the huge construction site, we managed to increase our production output by 13.7 percent,” the Managing Director reports with pride.
The total investment for this project is €16 million. After the acquisition of two neighboring plots with a surface area of 40,000 square meters in December 2017, FUCHS LUBRITECH now owns premises covering a footprint of 96,000 square meters.
“After construction is before construction,” refers Mr. Heck to the next project and the new plans already in the pipeline. By the end of 2019, another production facility shall launch activities on the newly acquired premises.” By then, Kaiserslautern will assume the entire production of polyurethane greases for the whole FUCHS GROUP,” Mr. Heck glances into the future.