Pöttinger’s supervisory board has given the green light for the start of construction of a new assembly plant in St. Georgen near Grieskirchen in Austria.
The first construction stage will start in spring 2020. Assembly of the first round balers and large rakes will start in the new plant in 2021.
These expansion plans further underline Pöttinger’s long-standing commitment to Austria as a business location.
The new plant in St. Georgen, approx. 5 km from Pöttinger’s headquarters in Grieskirchen, guarantees the future-safe development of the company. Pöttinger has always had a clear view of the agricultural machinery market, which is naturally subject to fluctuations, reasons why the company will gradually expand the plant in St. Georgen step-by-step.
“We are now working at full speed on the detailed planning and awarding of the contract for the first construction phase. The first stage of this modern construction project comprises around 6,300 sqm of workshop space, which can be flexible extended,” explains Jörg Lechner, Managing Director Production and Materials Logistics.
The new building will be the new home to the assembly lines for round balers and large rakes. The investment project will be started in spring 2020, with this expansion stage amounting to approx. EUR 25 million. The new assembly plant has modern and ergonomic workplaces and will be home to 60 eomployees.
“With our new plant, we are investing in high quality, made in Austria. With our high quality standards, we want to build machines in a sustainable plant to achieve the best results and promote the solid growth of the company.” says Gregor Dietachmayr, Spokesperson for the Management Team.
From left Gregor Dietachmayr and Jörg Lechner