Friday, September 16, 2022
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HOLZ-HER Maschinenbau GmbH in Voitsberg, a subsidiary of the WEINIG Group, informed about its two-stage investment program with a total sum of 15 million euros. At the event, the symbolic groundbreaking ceremony was delayed due to the pandemic.
The first expansion stage, a new assembly hall with 1700 square meters, will already be put into operation at the beginning of December this year. Expansion stage two, a new warehouse with a high degree of automation, will start in spring 2023. During this phase, the showroom will be expanded into an ExpoCenter and the entire office infrastructure will be modernized.
The guests were welcomed by Weinig CTO Dr. Georg Hanrath, Harald Steiner, Managing Director of Holz-Her Maschinenbau GmbH in Voitsberg, Frank Epple, Managing Director of Holz-Her GmbH in Nürtingen and the Mayor of Voitsberg, Mag. Bernd Osprian. dr Georg Hanrath was able to explain the decision to make the extensive investments in just a few words: “Holz-Her’s excellent development has meant that production in Voitsberg has been constantly reaching capacity limits since 2019. With the expansion, we not only increase the production capacities, but also create space to expand the product portfolio. We invested here out of the conviction that the location has a great future.” Harald Steiner added in his speech.
In the second expansion stage, the entire logistics concept will be rethought. After all, an effective, timely supply of parts and materials is more important today than ever. The new automated warehouse saves a lot of space and creates an additional 3000 square meters for assembly on the previous storage areas. The planned expansion of the showroom should make a visit to Holz-Her in Voitsberg even more attractive, especially for local customers and interested parties from all over the world.
Holz-Her is an important employer for the town of Voitsberg with its almost 10,000 inhabitants and the region. The company offers around 400 employees qualified and secure jobs. Mayor Mag. Bernd Osprian particularly emphasized the 22 trainees who are currently learning their trade at Holz-Her. “Because only its own training and further education programs make a company fit for the future. And that is of course particularly important to us as a city.”
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