Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Specialist hose maker Norres has moved to its new home, in a refurbished plant close to its previous site in Gelsenkirchen on 20 July.
The polyurethane expert will now feel the full benefit of "significantly expanded manufacturing capacities," said a company statement. Major investment in the new plant during recent years "will make our production processes both faster and more efficient," said the company.
All business units - from product development through production to sales - are united under one roof at the new headquarters. As Burkhard Mollen, proprietor and managing director pointed out, "The move will shorten the distances between individual departments and speed up the exchange of information to the benefit of our clients. We are now better placed than ever to respond quickly and flexibly to customer requirements."
Norres said its new HQ has modern energy-saving technologies that help protect the environment, such as centrally controlled air conditioning with water chillers and production utilising heat recovery. It also has a new central warehouse covering about 25 000 sq m of floor space, with state-of-the-art logistics technology. This holds nearly one million metres of hose and one million component parts, allowing Norres to offer a 24 h delivery service.
And the company says its expanded manufacturing facility is more modern, more streamlined and above all faster, with its processes "now highly optimised."