Velleuer, part of the Lesjöfors Group, has expanded its facilities with a new building to enable automated processes and logistics.
In 2018, Velleuer bought an adjacent property to its existing factory in Velbert, Germany, and the decision to build an extension followed in December 2020. In April 2021, the first excavator hit the ground and construction work began. The new facility will have all the expertise and the latest equipment for the manufacture of complex stampings. The existing factory will continue with the manufacture of wire spring products and a well planned warehouse. There will also be more space for value added processes such as the assembly of strip components and in-line washing.
“By separating the production of stampings from wire springs and forms we gain not only more space and a better workflow for our employees but also more streamlined logistics, which our customers will benefit from when it comes to an even higher service level,” comments Frank Jahn, managing director of Velleuer GmbH & Co KG.
The new building will meet the latest requirements in terms of energy efficiency, which is a high priority area in Lesjöfors Group’s sustainability objectives. The newly gained space is necessary in order to cope with the increased business volumes and the growing requirements of process automation.
Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.
Claire prides herself on keeping readers well informed and up to date with the latest industry news.