Manufacturer Kaeser Kompressoren has broken ground on the development of two new compressor factories in Coburg, Germany. When finished, the new builds will cover a floor area of 20,000 m2.
The compressed air specialist said it had enjoyed steady business growth and was now investing in increased manufacturing capacity.
It said the two new factories would primarily serve to build rotary screw compressors, which represent one of the company's core competencies. In addition, a logistic facility is also to be developed, scheduled for completion in June 2016.
CEO Thomas Kaeser said the investment would position the manufacturer ideally for further growth.
"Compressor manufacturing will be networked with internal and external logistics and their sales and marketing arms at this factory of the future," he said.
"The aim is to build top quality new and innovative products, optimise productivity and minimise lead times," he added.