The production of DC motors in the new KAG building extension is to start as early as the beginning of 2020. Due to a lack of space and the implementation of new technologies in production, the existing production area had to be expanded, so that the planning and implementation of a new two-storey building extension was started.
Since the beginning of 2019, a new two-storey building has been erected behind the production hall of Kählig Antriebstechnik in Hannover Brinker Hafen. After several delays in obtaining the building permit due to a number of conditions, the ground-breaking ceremony took place in February 2019. Since then, an additional area of 2400 square metres has been created on a 46 x 30 metre area, spread over two storeys. The room heights and bearing loads are designed for large production machines. The hall is insulated according to the latest state of the art, so that it can be heated or cooled as efficiently as possible.
In addition, a photovoltaic system will be installed on the roof, so that part of the electricity required can be generated independently and in an environmentally friendly manner. In combination with an energy storage system, the system is also fail-safe against power failures and generally improves network quality. A roof terrace will be created on the roof between the existing hall and the intermediate roof, inviting all employees to relax and exchange ideas.
Many advantages thanks to the building extension
Matthias Kählig, Managing Director of Kählig Antriebstechnik GmbH, says: “Due to the steady growth of KAG, the expansion of the production areas was unavoidable. This way, we can create space for new technologies such as Cobots and autonomous intralogistics and also straighten out the entire production process, thus creating a quieter and more efficient working environment for the employees.”
In addition to the above-mentioned reasons for expansion, the decision was also based on other considerations, such as increasing the company´s own depth of added value in order to be able to manufacture even more complex drive systems.
In the end, customers will also benefit from all these considerations. The benefits generated by the expansion of the production area include a general upgrading and improvement of the portfolio, as well as a general increase in quality through an improved focus.
Completion of the building extension is planned for November 2019, with a partial relocation of production scheduled for the beginning of December. This means that production can begin in the new production hall as early as in January 2020.
KAG invests in the future with the new building extension. The expanded production area allows new trends and technologies to be implemented in production. This is beneficial both for customers and KAG employees.
Please contact us for further information:
Kählig Antriebstechnik GmbH
phone: +49 511 6 74 93-0
fax: +49 511 6 74 93-67
info [at] kag-hannover [dot] de