Next autumn, KBA will integrate its plant in Trennfeld into its main plant in Würzburg. On completion of the relocation, the Trennfeld facility, which was founded in 1964 and employs some 220 skilled staff will be closed at the end of 2013.
Trennfeld currently assembles printing presses for commercial and newspaper presses. As part of the relocation, its assembly specialists will be offered new positions in the main plant in Würzburg, 25km away.
The foundry and other manufacturing cells at Würzburg are increasingly being used for supplies to the sheetfed offset plant in Radebeul. In addition, production of a new series of presses for printing banknotes has been transferred the main plant from the KBA-Mödling subsidiary in Austria.
KBA CEO and president Claus Bolza-Schünemann says: “The decision to integrate the Trennfeld plant was not an easy one. From an economical point of view, keeping two only partly utilised plants open does not make sense. Our web business can only look positively into the future when all employees, space and equipment available are fully utilised. As a result of the relocation and the closer proximity to construction and manufacturing activities it brings with it, we expect simplified processes and considerable savings.”
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