Amazone has officially opened its new KTL paint facility in the Hude-Altmoorhausen indus-trial area in Germany.
The facility has been built in a covered area of approximate-ly 8,000 m² and has been designed with a capacity to paint up to 750,000 m² of surface area per annum. KTL is the abbreviation for cathodic dip painting which gives a high-class corrosion protection similar to that widely used in the automotive industry.
The plant is digitally controlled and is divided into several function areas. This includes hanging up and taking off stations, a pre-treatment and primer coating hall, three curing ovens and a dip paint and powder coating area. All three areas are connected via a 2.3 km long overhead track system. Via this system, all the parts to be painted are automatically transported via 140 carriages from station to station.
“The new paint facility is an important milestone for the Hude-Altmoorhausen factory“, said Amazone director Christian Dreyer. “In total, the new paint facility has cost round about 20 million Euros and is thus, up to now, the biggest individual investment in the company history of Amazonen-Werke. This investment is worthwhile because we now have one of the most up to date painting facilities in the agricultural industry. In this way we strengthen our position to compete and thus safeguard the jobs of our employees”, he added.