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Menzel Elektromotoren signs contract for new motor plant

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Menzel Elektromotoren has signed the construction contract for a new, larger motor plant in Hennigsdorf, near Berlin. The manufacturer has experienced substantial growth in recent years and has outgrown its present headquarters in central Berlin.

“Our new location will feature state-of-the-art machinery, efficient logistics, larger hoist capacities for optimised production processes and high energy efficiency,” says CEO Mathis Menzel on the occasion of the signing of the contract. “We will also expand our team and create around 100 new jobs in production and administration in the medium term.” The new site offers optimal conditions for this: a gross floor area of around 8500 m² will accommodate a motor plant with production, testing and storage areas as well as offices. The extensive plot allows for flexible expansions to meet future growth requirements. Construction is to start in the summer, with final acceptance scheduled for August 2023.

The Vollack Group, an expert in methodical building conception, oversees planning and construction. Thanks to resource-saving building technology with heat generation from the local heat network, the building will meet the EG40EE energy efficiency standard and thus qualify for funding from the state. “In planning and implementing this project, we emphasise lean processes and resource conservation at all levels,” says Matthias Jordt, partner at Vollack. This generates added value for Menzel, with positive effects on quality, time and costs.

With this investment and the move to the new location, Menzel Elektromotoren positions itself sustainably for the future. The family-owned company, which is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year, stands for high-quality production of powerful electric motors for industrial plants all over the world. Menzel offers several own-brand motor series and is also specialised in customisation as well as identical reproduction of existing motors. The company keeps various motor versions up to 15 MW permanently in stock and adapts them at short notice for a wide variety of applications and locations. Furthermore, Menzel offers comprehensive testing services for electric motors, generators, transformer-converter-motor systems, gearboxes and frequency converters, idle tests up to 10 MW, load tests up to 1.8 MW and bifrequency heating testing up to 5 MW.

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