From Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Schwanenstadt, Austria -Aircraft seating and foam insulation producer Greiner PURtec has expanded its capacity in the Czech Republic by almost 50 percent with the completion of a new production hall.
The company has invested around €11 million in a 13 000-m2 hall at its Czech subsidiary Greiner PURtec spol in Nyrsko. The relocation, which will enable the Czech business to meet growing demand by tripling its output of hot-water-tank insulation jackets, was completed in late April.
Greiner PURtec needed to expand to meet hgher demand, stimulated by the growth in heat pumps, solar panels, biomass boilers and other ecological heating equipment. The move also allowed the local offshoot to shorten delivery periods and offer additional services such as insulation installation, it said.
Other PURtec plants handled much of the Czech subsidiary's workload during the transition to its new plant, begun last November with the installation of a moulding machine for aircraft seat cushions.
The Czech business, set up in Nyrsko in 1999, installed an enlarged seat moulding machine at its original plant in 2005.
Schwanenstadt, Austria-based PURtec, part of the group Greiner Holding in Kremsmünster, recorded annual turnover in 2008 of €51 million with a 460-strong workforce. PURtec operates other plants in Niedereisbach, Germany; Fort Worth, Texas in the US and, since 2006, in Shanghai, China.