Thus, in 2023, the already released investment package of EUR 100m will be increased to a total of EUR 125m. The add-on of EUR 25m will be invested at the Soest site in Germany.
Major investments at the Soest site
The upgrade of EUR 25m enables HAI Extrusion Germany in Soest to make several important investments in a future-proof location. The construction of a 2,600 m² production hall will provide additional space for the intensive further processing of the products extruded at the site into ready-to-install components. With modern CNC equipment as well as various assembly systems, the production capacities for car manufacturers are expanded and space is created for further expansion.
The strong growth at the Soest site also requires the realisation of a new administration building including a new canteen and customer centre. Logistics will also be expanded with a warehouse including flow and mobile racking. In addition, further photovoltaic systems are being installed, bringing the total output to 1.4 MWp, with which the HAI Group is consistently pushing ahead with its sustainability strategy.
Capacity expansions in Ranshofen and Cris
With the investment volume of EUR 125m, the aluminium expert is also implementing capacity expansions at the Ranshofen and Cris (Romania) sites, as planned. In the Ranshofen extrusion plant, investments are being made in a highly automated 60 MN extrusion line with all upstream and downstream production facilities on an area of around 8,000 m². At the same time, a 14,000 m² state-of-the-art logistics centre is being built in Ranshofen.
At the Romanian site in Cris, investments are being made in a highly automated 40 MN extrusion line with the associated infrastructure, and production capacity is being significantly expanded. In Cris, production is designed for high-quality products for the solar, construction and industrial sectors.
Pioneer in sustainability
"With the investment sum of EUR 125m as well as the recent investments in our company locations, we as the HAI Group are optimally positioned to offer flexible capacities with excellent quality for our customers in the transport and construction industries. Our customers in the transport, industry and construction sectors benefit from flexible capacities and excellent quality," says Rob van Gils (CEO of the HAI Group), underlining the importance of the investments.
All planned projects comply with the latest available standards in terms of environmental protection, energy consumption and safety. This also underlines the ambitious sustainability strategy that makes Hammerer Aluminium Industries a pioneer in lightweight aluminium construction. As recently as the beginning of 2023, HAI was awarded Gold status in the sustainability ranking of the renowned platform Eco Vadis.
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