Gurten, Austria - Polyurethane equipment supplier Fill Machine Engineering is spending Euro 25 million ($33 million) as part of an expansion starting in April 2012 at the Fill premises in Gurten.
Fill said urgently needed additional logistics and assembly space will be built in the next twelve months on an 8000- sq.m site.
An extension to its electro-workshop, machining shop and a new service centre will also be part of the expansion.
"We are investing around Euro 25 million over the next few years in the Gurten plant. The next phase is scheduled for 2014 with construction of a 2000-sq.m service and training centre. This is a clear commitment to our location here in the Innviertel," explain ceos Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner, in a company statement.
Fill Machine Engineering now has more than 500 active employees on its books -- another milestone in the history of the Upper Austrian high-tech company. "We need extra staff due to the encouraging order situation. Qualified specialists are always welcome here to help strengthen our market position in the respective branches of industry," said Andreas Fill.
The timber harvested during the construction work will be recycled next winter in the Waldwärme Gurten boiler plant (which Fill helped to build). This in turn will provide heat to the entire Fill site: "In all our expansion plans, we attach great importance to environmentally friendly and environmentally compatible measures," Andreas Fill, commnented.
Fill is a machine and plant manufacturer for diverse industries, including metal, plastics and wood, for the automotive, aircraft, wind energy, sport and building industries
The company also claims to be global market leader in machines for making skis and snowboards and in aluminum core removal technology.