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Wittmann bolsters production capacity in Germany

Wittmann Robot has set up a new facility in Nuremberg to meet the strong demand for automation solutions and complete systems. The new building, scheduled to go on stream at the turn of the year, has an area of more than 12,000 sq m.

The new location will be home to some 70 employees. In addition, Feucht will take over the coordination of field activities for 20 service technicians. A technical centre will allow the company to operate a variety of customer tests and trials of injection moulding machines and robots. It will also include a robotics training room equipped with robots and advanced teaching aids.

A complete material conveying system will also be installed on location to serve diverse demonstrations and to allow the feeding of the injection moulding machines. The production hall mounting space will be equipped with two cranes of a capacity of up to 10 tonnes. In addition, the installations will include a CNC 3 machining centre with sawmill and an electrical engineering department with control cabinet building.

A total of 400 sq m of storage space will be allocated to house robot spare parts. This storage – in connection with the in-house repair department – will allow the Schwaig location to further improve customer service and outreach, says the firm.