Ground-breaking Ceremony | New production hall in Hessisch Lichtenau
A symbolic ground-breaking ceremony on the premises of MEHLER’s location in Hessisch Lichtenau / Germany signaled the start of construction works on a new production hall yesterday.
Apart from the new production hall with an area of 2,700 square meters, the project with an investment sum of several million Euros includes a state-of-the-art hybrid treating line for engineered yarns with a regenerative afterburning system. In addition, a new modern textile laboratory will be set up.
With the ultra-modern hybrid treating line, the engineered yarns can be produced in a “ready-to-use” process. The yarns can be used right away by the customers, without additional production steps or the use of critical chemicals before further processing. MEHLER’s customers benefit from a high level of sustainability and a significantly improved CO2 balance of their products.
After being taken into operation, especially thin yarns for high-end applications such as air springs and coupling discs will be produced on the modern and efficient high-speed treating line. The new production process will meet the highest environmental and safety requirements.
Both Chief Executive Officers (CEO’s) Christian Meunier and Thomas Stark see the investment as a clear long-term commitment to the German production location and the existing jobs. Hessisch Lichtenau is a strategically important location for MEHLER with an outstanding know-how and potential, they state. In addition, the new treating line will create additional attractive jobs.
The production hall will be finished in the second quarter of 2022. The first sample production on the hybrid treating line for engineered yarns is planned for the second half of 2022.
The picture shows (from left to right): the mayor of Hessisch Lichtenau Michael Heußner, CEO Thomas Stark, project manager Christian Hartmann, COO Marko Tschürtz, plant manager Regina Zeretzke and CEO Christian Meunier.