"We are very pleased to be able to demonstrate once again with today's ground-breaking ceremony that we firmly believe in the Melsungen location and are continuously investing in its attractiveness and future viability. The expansion of production with a special focus on the latest technologies and sustainability secures growth prospects and strengthens the competitiveness of the company and the region," said the company's CEO Anna Maria Braun at the groundbreaking ceremony on 20 June. The expansion also has an effect far beyond the borders of Melsungen, as the company is making a contribution to the sovereignty of the German and European health care systems here and is taking on responsibility.
Overall, the production area at Plant W on the Buschberg is being expanded by around 50 percent. The production expansion had become necessary due to increased unit numbers and an expansion of the product portfolio.
CO2-neutral production through comprehensive sustainability concept
The building project implements a comprehensive sustainability concept for CO2 reduction. Through the use of photovoltaics, energy recovery, heat pumps, an underground ice storage of over 1,000 m³ and the use of renewable electricity, CO2-neutral production is being implemented for the first time both for the building operation and for the production processes.