Sankt Augustin, Germany - Seat maker Bergler GmbH & Co. KG Schaumstofftechnik has opened a new facility at its Oebisfelde site to make the rear seats for the new Volkswagen Passat CC.
The equipment for this project, an oval conveyor system and accessories, was designed, built and assembled by Hennecke GmbH in a record-breaking six months, said the machinery supplier, who received the order only in December 2007.
While Hennecke was making the equipment, Bergler was building a new production hall to house it.
In the final realisation phase of the project, the plant units were engineered jointly by the partners and integrated in an optimal fashion into the new production hall. According to Hennecke, "This is where the tried and tested MQ 18-4 mixhead technology, which is widely used in the automotive supply industry, comes into play."
The seat making system allows all kinds of process parameters to be altered, from the raw material supply and tank storage facilities to the secondary production processes such as reticulation using a vacuum crusher.
"The investment in the plant technology and the construction of this new production facility is a clear sign of confidence in Germany as a business location," said Carsten Unverricht, managing director of Bergler Schaumstofftechnik, in Hennecke's statement.