TRACTO-TECHNIK continues to invest in German locations
As reported, TRACTO-TECHNIK is investing intensively in optimising and modernising the organisation and factory structure at its Lennestadt locations as part of a sustainable growth strategy. In March this year, work began on the construction of a new, ultra-modern logistics centre in Saalhausen, and in July, we celebrated the roofing ceremony of the new technology centre at Lennestadt-Langenei.
With a view to the long-term growth and strategic expansion of the locations TRACTO-TECHNIK has also made another important investment and purchased the business premises of the former Schmelter Sawmill on Winterberger Strasse in Lennestadt-Saalhausen. The company now has around 8,000 m2 of additional space for future structural developments and modernisation measures directly at its headquarters.
GROWTH FACTOR INNOVATION
Innovation is very important for TRACTO-TECHNIK. To this day, it has contributed decisively to our success and growth. To ensure that this continues in the long term, the Design as well as Research and Development Departments are being merged at the plant in Lennestadt-Langenei, and at the same time, assembly of all trenchless systems and the construction of the logis-tics centre at the headquarters in Saalhausen are being amalgamated.
In order to combine these departments, the existing building on the street "Zur Lehmkuhle“ in Langenei will be thoroughly modified and extended by adding a new office building. This new technology centre with a usable area of around 1,520 m² will be the workplace for a total of 60 engineers, designers, technical draughtsmen and mechanics. "We will concentrate our expertise in design, research and development in the new technology centre in order to extend our innovative lead in the long term," said the proprietor and Managing Director Wolfgang Schmidt.
SPEEDY CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS
Construction work for the new office building at the technology centre started on schedule with the official ground-breaking ceremony by the management of TRACTO-TECHNIK on 19 May 2017. Just two months later, on 21 July, the roofing ceremony was celebrated. The fact that the visible construction work has progressed so quickly is due to the solid wood construction of the new building. Apart from speed, this construction method also scores with its environmental friendliness. Wood construction is especially energy-efficient and provides a very pleasant room climate for the staff.
IMPORTANT STEP TOWARDS IMPLEMENTING THE FUTURE VISION
Construction of the new technology centre is – alongside the building of the ultra-modern logistics centre at Lennestadt-Saalhausen – one of the milestones of the modernisation and growth strategy that should make TRACTO-TECHNIK fit for the future. "Step-by-step, our vision for a successful future is starting to take shape. The roofing ceremony at Langenei is another important step along the way and a recognisable sign of our progress," explains Wolfgang Schmidt, clearly delighted.
In parallel to the construction of the new office building, the existing building will be converted into an ultra-modern, large-area development workshop in which the prototypes of all NODIG systems will be built, tested and developed to series maturity. After completion, the workshop building and the structurally connected office building will together form the new technology centre. "We are already looking forward to our new home, which will give us the best possible conditions for turning our ideas about the bore rigs of the future into marketable products with pioneering new functions," explains Meinolf Rameil, Director of Research and Development.
Assuming that all construction work continues so smoothly, the new technology centre and the new logistics centre will be handed over as scheduled on 21 December this year. These extensive investments for TRACTO-TECHNIK are the next important steps into a successful future and are also a clear commitment to the regions surrounding Lennestadt.