Construction of Wacker Neuson’s new R&D facility has started, and the silver-spade ceremony was held on April 22 2016.
Work has begun on the expansion of Wacker Neuson’s light equipment production site in Reichertshofen, Germany. Total investment into the new R&D centre for light equipment is about EUR10-million. Construction commenced in April this year and will be completed at the beginning of 2017.
Over the coming year, R&D, product management and materials management will be relocating to Reichertshofen, near the company’s existing production facility. “Moving all technical operations for light equipment to the same site will improve processes, shorten workflows and boost productivity even further,” says Helmut Bauer, managing director of Wacker Neuson Produktion.
The German OEM currently employs about 330 employees at the Reichertshofen site. The company is also constructing a new office building and test hall next to the existing production facilities on an area spanning more than ten hectares. This will create about 3 500m² of additional room for up to 120 employees, primarily in R&D. Adjacent to this will be a large, modern test hall providing almost 3 000m² of space for extensive testing of light equipment during the development phase.