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Sandler invests in a new plant in Schwarzenbach

Leading German nonwovens manufacturer Sandler AG is to build a new plant for the production of nonwovens at the company’s Schwarzenbach/Saale site in 2010. According to Sandler, the former so called central warehouse for voluminous nonwovens has to be removed for the new plant. The facility will be a two-storey building with an area of 10,500 m² per floor. When completed, the 150m long, 70m wide and 20m high hall will correspond to the size of f

23rd October 2009

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Schwarzenbach/Saale

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial, Packaging

Leading German nonwovens manufacturer Sandler AG is to build a new plant for the production of nonwovens at the company’s Schwarzenbach/Saale site in 2010.

According to Sandler, the former so called central warehouse for voluminous nonwovens has to be removed for the new plant. The facility will be a two-storey building with an area of 10,500 m² per floor. When completed, the 150m long, 70m wide and 20m high hall will correspond to the size of four soccer pitches, Sandler says.

Extensive excavation works for the project are scheduled to begin this year and involve the construction of a new parking area for automobiles and trucks. A new access road and a bridge across the Lamitz creek are also necessary in order to ensure the optimal handling of the increased transport volume as well as intra-company logistics.

Due to the topographically difficult location, the excavation alone will amount to the removal of about 80,000 cubic metres of soil which roughly equals 6,600 truckloads at 30 tons each.

Sandler says that the future-oriented million Euro investment is a pre-condition for continuing to supply existing and new markets with innovative products. Furthermore, it will additionally increase the flexibility at the location, thereby establishing Schwarzenbach as one of the largest production sites for nonwovens worldwide. Sandler says that the project will automatically result in the creation of additional jobs.

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