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Coronavirus won’t beat German shredder expert

Hellweg Maschinenbau is building a new production shop at its headquarters in Roetgen in the west of Germany. The investment will provide around 500 m² of additional manufacturing space by August 2020 enabling the company to ramp up production.

With a height of 11 metres, the facility will have enough room for assembling the largest systems. In addition to enlarging its production facilities, Hellweg is also planning a substantial expansion of its administrative offices in the coming months.

‘We urgently need the extra space to accelerate handling of the large volume of orders which we have won since the K2019 trade show where our Smart Control machine controller was a major hit,’ says managing director Mark Hellweg. ‘We are also seeing a trend towards large and complex machines. In future, we will be able to assemble and test these in our own facilities and so ensure trouble-free commissioning on our customers’ premises.’

Future looks rosy

Despite the coronavirus crisis, Hellweg’s economic future looks very rosy. In 2019 the company achieved the highest sales figures in its history. Expansion had been on the cards for some time. ‘The pace of development has slackened off during the lockdown,’ says the md. ‘But if things continue at their present level we will be able to celebrate record-high results at the end of this year, too.’

Hellweg Maschinenbau produces machinery and systems used in the plastics and recycling industries worldwide. Its product range includes granulators, shredders, feeders, film cutters, and dust extraction and removal solutions.

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