Multivac has invested €17.5 million to build a new meat portioning equipment facility at the Bruckmühl, Germany factory owned by its TVI Entwicklung und Produktion unit.
TVI supplies both individual components and complete production lines to customers in the meat packaging industry. Its equipment range includes freezers, portioning machines and machines which allow the automatic loading of finished portions into packs.
The new ‘Centre of Excellence’ for meat portioning will include a 5,600 square metre production hall for pre-fabrication and assembly areas for the production of equipment, as well as the company’s logistics, warehouse and development departments.
According to a statement from Multivac, the new factory will use a deep-well system to ensure that the building is cooled by ground water.
The company added that the expanded facility will also include a three-storey office building, which will include a “modern” canteen, high-quality offices and a recreation room.
Guido Spix, CTO and COO of Multivac said: “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.
“The number of employees is due to increase from the current 120 to around 250 in the coming years.”
Thomas Völkl, CEO of TVI, added: “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.
“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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