WIKA Switzerland: New competence centre in operation

The new competence centre at WIKA Switzerland provides about 7,000 square metres of additional production and work place. In particular, the injection moulding department was extended, alongside improvements to equipment construction and the turning shop.
Equipped for the future
Two turbulent months preceded this celebration. In November 2019 ? slightly greater than a year after the ground-breaking ceremony ? this building, measuring 120 metres in length and 48 metres in width, was completed to the point where production operations could be set up inside it. Sticking to an extremely tight schedule, inside a matter of weeks, three departments were dismantled at their old location, transported with their new site and were then commissioned. Plastics production was the first ever to enter service, with its gigantic injection moulding machines, each one of these weighing many tons.
Before schedule, the toolmaking shop left its old location, making rapid strides to install itself in the generously proportioned new building, and turning the long-cherished layout dreams into reality. Finally, the turning shop moved into its new home. Scarcely had these machines vanished from their old location than several assembly lines, previously squashed into a very confined space, took ownership of these orphaned premises. Report were torn down, new ones were built, floors were painted, machines were fine-tuned to perfection and were polished until they gleamed.
Sustainable usage of energy
WIKA Switzerland is focused on sustainability also it makes full use of the power of sunlight, the bottom water and of heat emissions from machinery. There is a photovoltaic system on the roof with an annual output of 355,000 kWh. Using ground water to cool the machines, and using the heat radiated by those same machines for heating achieves a large reduction in power consumption. WIKA Switzerland is quite well equipped for future years with its new competence centre.
Note
More info on WIKA Switzerland are available on the Swiss website (in German). Our international locations are available on the WIKA website.

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