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Brückner invests EUR 40 million in new German production site

In planning of the new production site particular importance was attached to the protection of the environment and a special energy saving building technique.

8th September 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tittmoning

Sustainable, Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear, Interiors

In September, the building works for the new production site of the German textile machinery manufacturer Brückner will begin. The leading producer of finishing lines for the textile industry will invest EUR 40 million in total in real estate, buildings and machinery. Completion is planned for the end of 2017.

The requirements for textile machinery and their functions have changed significantly in recent years. As a result, machines and lines are getting larger and more complex, mainly if they are not supplied to the traditional garment industry but instead used for the production of technically challenging end products, the company reports.

One of the consequences is that also the production site of the family-owned enterprise has to grow and reposition itself. Since the extension possibilities of the current site are limited, Brückner made the decision to build a completely new production site on the outskirts of Tittmoning.

Brückner production site

Since 1960 the Brückner production site has been located in the Bavarian town of Tittmoning. With about 180 employees and workers at this site, the company produces about 120 machines and lines per year, 95% of which are exported internationally.

The main administration centre of the medium-sized company has almost 200 employees located in Leonberg near Stuttgart. It includes the Research, Design Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Service, Spare Parts, Material Management and IT divisions, as well as Human Resources and Accounting. In 2004 the production of smaller machine components in Leonberg was completely moved to Tittmoning in order to optimize order workflow. This change allowed the creation of a large Technology Centre in Leonberg where customers can test various Brückner machines and develop their textile products further. 

Protection of environment

In planning of the new production site particular importance was attached to the protection of the environment with a special energy saving building technique. The new site will get an attractive envelope, which provides for thermal protection and daylight admission at the same time. With a large photovoltaic system on the roof it is also possible to save energy, the manufacturer explains. A large green space around the building will provide for ecological diversity.

The new production halls will offer around 25,000m² space for about 180 workers and employees. © Brückner

The new production halls will offer around 25,000m² space for about 180 workers and employees. In future, it will be possible to produce bigger and heavier components and line parts than at present. Machines with working widths of more than seven metres can be installed without problems, and heavy components can be transported more easily, according to the company.

New constructions and line parts can be assembled and intensively tested at anytime. The company invites customers to visit the production site and to follow the production progress of their own line.

Made in Germany

“In the decision for the new building it was for us very important that all of our workers and employees could continue since our personnel is our major asset and their experience cannot be replaced. For this reason, it was never a possibility for us to move our production abroad. We would have lost many valuable workers and this loss we cannot afford and we do not want to since we are responsible for our employees and workers. And we are proud of our quality Made in Germany and we rely on it also in future” commented owner Regina Brückner.

“In addition it was important for us to get a particularly energy-efficient building. Our new production site shall be as efficient and energy-saving as our lines.” The ground-breaking ceremony is planned for September 2016. If everything works out according to the plan, the company will move by the end of 2017.


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