It took just 14 months from planning to completion of the production hall. The better than 12,500 square meter new building provides space for 220 production and office staff and satisfies the most stringent requirements in medical technology, including those defined by the US authorities for overseeing foods and drug approvals, the FDA. The Food and Drug Administration issues strict regulations to guarantee product safety.
For this reason, the most state-of-the-art production technologies and biometric access control systems are utilized in the new medical technology building along with its cleanroom and controlled environment production. Additional to these are automated warehouse and logistic systems, energy-saving LED lighting, industrial panel heating, inductive-controlled forklifts and systems for early fire detection.
The project was only able to be realized under its very tight time schedule with exceptional, smooth cooperation from all project participants. Project start was March of 2017, and final work began in May of last year, after receiving the construction permit. Framework construction was weatherproofed right on time at the end of the year, and Zollner Elektronik AG invited guests to the topping out ceremony on Dec. 14, 2017. Interior construction moved forward at full force in early 2018 with technical facility installation such that the 2nd quarter, 2018, planned move-in date was able to be met.
With this new building, Zollner has expanded its offering of truly state-of-the-art production equipment and invested in know-how that will serve to secure its future. The company is now best equipped to meet future tasks and take on new projects.
Author: Thomas Wiederstein (PPM)