Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) is investing €25 million to construct a 2,600 sq m fabrication hall at its plant in Soest, Germany. This is a part of the company’s strong growth plan and is in addition to its previously announced €100 million investments for the installation of two new press lines, processing centers, and a logistics center at its plants in Austria and Romania.
“With the investment sum of €125 million, 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,” said Rob van Gils, CEO of the HAI Group. “Our customers in the transport, industry, and construction sectors benefit from flexible capacities and excellent quality.”
The Soest expansion project includes various initiatives aimed at future-proofing the location. This includes the construction of a 2,600 sq m fabrication hall, which will provide additional space for processing the extruded products manufactured at the site. The hall will house CNC machines and assembly systems for the production ready-to-install components for automotive customers. The building also provides space for additional expansions if they are needed in the future.
In addition, logistics at the plant will be expanded with a new warehouse featuring flow and mobile racking, and a new administration building will be built, including a canteen for employees and a customer center. Three photovoltaic solar power systems will also be installed, providing a total output of 1.4 MW, which supports the company’s sustainability strategy.
All of HAI’s planned projects are expected to comply with the latest available standards in terms of environmental protection, energy consumption, and safety. This also underlines the ambitious sustainability strategy that makes HAI a pioneer in lightweight aluminium construction. At the beginning 2023, HAI was awarded GOLD status (representing the top 5% across all industries) by EcoVadis, the world’s largest provider of business sustainability ratings.