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PERI opens new scaffold production plant in Germany

PERI opens new scaffold production plant in Germany

PERI opens new scaffold production plant in Germany

Germany based PERI GmbH has just completed new production to further their growth of their scaffolding division.

As expansion possibilities at the main plant in Weissenhorn were limited, a new manufacturing facility in the neighbouring town of Günzburg was started in January 2016 and is now the primary plant for the PERI UP scaffolding technology was officially opened on 22 September 2017.

The cutting of the red ribbon symbolized the official factory opening. In the middle of the group Alexander Schwörer and Christl Schwörer, surrounded by the other Managing Directors of the PERI Group Leonhard Braig and Dr. Fabian Kracht, the management of PERI Central Europe as well as the managing director of the new production plant.
The cutting of the red ribbon symbolized the official factory opening. In the middle of the group Alexander Schwörer and Christl Schwörer, surrounded by the other Managing Directors of the PERI Group Leonhard Braig and Dr. Fabian Kracht, the management of PERI Central Europe as well as the managing director of the new production plant.

In the years following the founding of the company in 1969, PERI focused on the development of girders and formwork systems with props, simple shoring systems as well as climbing systems for the construction industry being quickly added to the product range. The first scaffolding system in the PERI portfolio was the PERI UP T 72 Frame Scaffold in 1998 followed by other products for various applications in scaffolding technology. For the future, PERI’s strategy is one of pursuing significant and sustained growth for this business area. In the process, one important segment with great potential is industrial scaffolding applications; for example, solutions for plant engineering in the process and energy technology sector.

An essential prerequisite for this growth is state-of-the-art and efficient scaffolding production along with the corresponding capacities. At the headquarters in Weissenhorn, however, all available expansion areas had been reserved for the expected development of the central administration as well as the German sales and distribution subsidiary; the company is also keeping certain areas of the premises in reserve for expanding the manufacture of its formwork systems. The site acquired in Günzburg was therefore the perfect solution for PERI. The advantages of the new location are, on the one hand, the supply of qualified specialist workers together with reliable suppliers and, on the other, the close proximity to the Weissenhorn headquarters and the excellent logistical location directly on the A8 motorway.

“The purchase of the site is another important step for us as part of our growth strategy in the scaffolding market. We think in the long term and, with the addition of the Günzburg facility, we have created the framework conditions for future company growth.” explained Leonhard Braig, Managing Director for Product and Technology at PERI.

PERI customers and interested parties used the official opening ceremony to take a closer look at the new production facility. Guided tours of the plant offered an insight into production processes and quality assurance, among other things.
PERI customers and interested parties used the official opening ceremony to take a closer look at the new production facility. Guided tours of the plant offered an insight into production processes and quality assurance, among other things.

The primary plant concept: Production facilities in Germany as a global model

The production facility in Günzburg has been developed and will be expanded as the primary manufacturing plant for the PERI UP scaffolding technology. Wolfgang Göggelmann is the General Manager of the new plant in Günzburg and has been working for PERI for over 20 years. “In Günzburg, a scaffolding plant complete with cutting edge technology, efficient processes and great production depth has been realized. In the worldwide PERI production network, this facility will assume the technological leadership of the scaffolding division. It is a very exciting challenge for me to support this.”

“Our goal is to expand PERI’s worldwide production facilities into an effective networked system,” added Leonhard Braig. “Up to now, the so called Expansion Phase 1 has been finalised in Günzburg. In order to be optimally positioned for implementing our ambitious growth plans, we have been planning for some time now to further increase the production depth”, explained Leonhard Braig.

Excavation work for the second Expansion Phase, which will include hot dip galvanizing operations and metal production, is scheduled to start at the end of 2017.

PERI customers and interested parties used the official opening ceremony to take a closer look at the new production facility. Guided tours of the plant offered an insight into production processes and quality assurance, among other things.
PERI customers and interested parties used the official opening ceremony to take a closer look at the new production facility. Guided tours of the plant offered an insight into production processes and quality assurance, among other things.

State of the art and efficient

A cutting edge factory layout, efficient plant engineering and optimal processes play a decisive role for the new manufacturing facility. The production plant in Günzburg is one of the most efficient scaffolding factories in the world whereby, among other things, state of the art welding processes and fully automated welding robots ensure a consistently high quality of the welds. The PERI quality assurance system in Günzburg also operates at the highest level with the facility being equipped with highly accurate measuring technology thus guaranteeing consistently high production results.

Located in the Bavarian town of Günzburg, directly on the A8 motorway, PERI operates one of the most modern scaffolding manufacturing facilities in the world. The production was officially opened on 22 September 2017, and the second expansion phase is scheduled to start at the end of the year.
PERI operates one of the most modern scaffolding manufacturing facilities in the world.

Worldwide growth – but firmly rooted in the region

The new location in Günzburg plays an enormously important role in the company’s strategy. Only with a highly modern, efficient production PERI can keep pace with global market developments. “The investment for the first and second expansion phases in Günzburg is in the region of hundreds of millions of Euros. Parallel to this, we will continue to expand operations at the Weissenhorn plant and in administration. The region is and will continue to be the centre for our worldwide activities and a tremendously important production location for PERI – even with a continued increase in internationalization”, outlined Alexander Schwörer, Managing Director for Marketing and Sales.

Up to now, the family owned company PERI has created 90 jobs in Günzburg and, after the second expansion phase has been completed, PERI’s scaffolding production will provide work for around 300 specialist workers.

State-of-the-art welding processes and fully automated robots as well as the organization of the entire production process according to so-called value streams ensure efficient and thus competitive production.
State-of-the-art welding processes and fully automated robots as well as the organization of the entire production process according to so-called value streams ensure efficient and thus competitive production.

PERI UP scaffolding: Innovative technology with maximum safety

With the development of the PERI UP T 72 Scaffold System in 1998, PERI succeeded in acquiring further new customers. In addition to construction companies, which use scaffolding among other things as shoring, the Weissenhorn based company has also provided solutions for the scaffolding sector since then. With additional products and system components, this division has increasingly developed into their second business mainstay alongside the formwork technology.

PERI scaffolding technology clearly stands out from competing systems in the market. Especially in terms of safety, PERI products make a very convincing case and are finding more and more recognition in the worldwide market under the name PERI UP.

With the PERI UP Flex Modular Scaffolding, PERI has been gaining more and more users in the plant engineering sector for a number of years now which is another target group. In April 2016, PERI showcased the new PERI UP Easy Façade Scaffolding at the world’s leading trade Bauma in Munich – the scaffold is primarily used in the craft’s sector. The first response to the new development has been more than positive as the technology developed in house in Weissenhorn has set a new standard in the market especially regarding the safety for erectors and users. With the current product portfolio, PERI can easily cover all requirements of professional scaffolding operations.

After the completion of the second expansion phase, around 210 additional specialist workers will be employed in the scaffolding production in Günzburg.
After the completion of the second expansion phase, around 210 additional specialist workers will be employed in the scaffolding production in Günzburg.

Successful in the market for more than 45 years

With a turnover of over €1.3 billion in 2016, PERI is one of the largest international manufacturers and suppliers of formwork and scaffolding systems. Since its founding in 1969, the central functions, development and production have been located in Weissenhorn south of Ulm. With a global workforce of around 8,100 employees, more than 70 subsidiaries and over 130 extremely efficient storage facilities, the company provides its customers with innovative system equipment and extensive range of services in the area of formwork and scaffolding technology. Great innovative power, engineering services with a high level of competence and best possible material quality ensure cost effective, efficient and safe solutions for formwork and scaffolding projects around the world.

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