Multivac builds a new factory for its portioning subsidiary
Multivac invests €17.5 million to build a new factory for its Portioning Machinery Business Unit, TVI Entwicklung und Produktion. The complex will cover 9,000 sqm and includes an office building and Customer Center as well as the production hall. The building completion is planned for May 2020, informs the company in a press release.
TVI is the market leader in meat-portioning machines and complete portioning lines. The product portfolio includes solutions for tempering, pressing, portioning and automating, as well as grill stick winders and equipment for producing kebab skewers. Since January 2017 MULTIVAC has held a majority share in the company - and with the construction of the new building, it is now creating the ideal conditions for further sustainable growth.
“The Portioning Machinery Business Unit is developing in a very satisfactory manner. By investing in the new factory, we are facilitating the expansion of our product portfolio and at the same time enabling TVI's leading position in precision meat portioning to be consolidated,” explained Guido Spix, CTO and COO of MULTIVAC. “The number of employees is due to increase from the current 120 to around 250 in the coming years.”
The new Center of Excellence for meat portioning will include a production hall of around 5,600 sqm for the Prefabrication and Assembly areas as well as the Logistics, Warehouse and Development departments. The new factory will use a deep-well system to ensure that the building is cooled by ground water.
In addition to this, there will be a three-story office building with a total area of 1,920 sqm, in which a modern canteen, high-quality offices, and a recreation room will be housed. “When designing the new facility with its state-of-the-art working environment as well as its various functional areas and meeting places, it was very important for us to create an environment for our staff, in which they feel at ease and can find all the requirements for their work,” explained Alois Allgaier, CEO of TVI.
A two-story Customer Center covering an area of around 1,400 sqm, including several demonstration rooms and a Customer Lounge, rounds off the new complex. “This will enable us in future to offer our customers the ideal conditions for discussing and demonstrating our high-performance portioning solutions under real conditions,” said Thomas Volkl, CEO of TVI. “It will also be possible to carry out individual trials with customers' own products, as well as testing the solutions for feasibility, output, return on investment, give-away and other critical factors.”
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