Kleemann finishes new headquarters, state-of-art manufacturing facility
Tina Grady Barbaccia | April 9, 2010
Kleemann GmbH has completed its new headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Göppingen, just east of Stuttgart in south-central Germany, and the new plant incorporates the highest production technologies for the manufacture of aggregates and minerals processing equipment.
This new “greenfield” manufacturing plant is making Kleemann mineral processing equipment more available, and will speed product delivery in North America in coming months. “With 350,000-square-feet of production area and 40,000-square-feet of administration area, Kleemann will excite the market with new models and features for 2010,” said Evan Clarke, Kleemann vice president.
For more than 150 years Kleemann has led theminerals processing industry with design ingenuity, producing crushing and screening equipment for many leading markets. Since being acquired by the Wirtgen Group in 2006, the company has experienced dramatic growth which has led to reinvestment by the group to help streamline production and allow for greater volume for its new expanding markets.
“As Kleemann gathers momentum within the United States and Canadian markets, and new dealers take on the product line, many customers are seeing the ‘Kleemann Advantage’,” Clarke said. “We bring to the market a wide range of track mobile crushers and screens with many unique features.”
The new plant utilizes the most modern German high-tech manufacturing processes, including short internal product assembly lines. On the new 1.34 million sq. ft., site, the new manufacturing facility covers an area of 376,736 sq. ft., complemented with a 43,055 sq. ft. administration building. The oversized interior capacity of the new main production facility accommodates the enormous dimensions of Kleemann’s largest crushing and screening machines.
In the plant’s central warehouse contains two storage zones in which some 10,000 items are stocked. “On average, 200 items with a total weight of 8.8 tons are handled here each day,” said Kleemann central warehouse manager Martin Zemmel. “We really benefited from the know-how of the other Wirtgen Group companies when building our new facility.”
Kleemann’s new painting facility for large parts is one of the largest such facilities in Germany, with a tremendous load-bearing capacity of 33 short tons, and around 21,500 sq. ft. of floor space. Kleemann’s switch-over from wet spray painting to powder-coating not only marks a major step towards boosting surface quality, but also has far less of an environmental impact, with the system far exceeding the requirements of the EU environmental guidelines.
Kleemann’s Roots Run Deep
Kleemann is a newcomer to the North American aggregate processing market, but its roots lie deep. Established in Germany in 1857, Kleemann was acquired by Wirtgen Group in 2006. Today, a growing network of equipment distributors and dealers is enabling Kleemann Inc. USA to boost its domestic profile and serve customers in North America.
Today Kleemann manufactures and markets a broad range of durable, productive mobile and stationary processing equipment and technology for crushed stone, demolition waste and mixed construction waste.
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