Expansion of Buers facility to satisfy rising demand
Almost two years after the groundbreaking ceremony, Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH marked the opening of a new section of the Bürs site on 2 July. The extension was the logical response to increasing global demand for specialist vibration insulation solutions. The project involved adding production, storage and office space, while expanding delivery capacity and the machine park. “This EUR 17 million development is the most extensive programme of expansion in our 40-year history,” explained Head of Corporate Development Peter Burtscher, who was also responsible for the office upgrade. Getzner selected state-of-the-art environmental technology for the project. “Our new building utilities room features a heat pump and our heat recovery system is up and running,” said Michael Hecher, Getzner’s Head of Production, who was in charge of the construction team and raising production capacity.
The expansion pools all of Getzner’s expertise at its Austria site. This enables the company to provide top-quality vibration insulation solutions to its customers around the world. The speakers at the opening ceremony included numerous provincial and local politicians. They all emphasised Getzner’s significance as an employer of highly trained graduates from a range of universities and colleges. The additional office space reflects the company’s increasing staff requirements — Getzner Werkstoffe is growing steadily and is always on the lookout for qualified employees.
Demand for expert vibration insulation solutions is rising continuously. Getzner’s cutting-edge materials are used around the world to insulate railway lines, foundations and entire buildings against vibrations. The company’s specialists are currently working on a major order from the Chinese state railway company. Getzner’s revenue has jumped by an average of 20 per cent over the past few years. “Our expansion reflects the steady overall growth in the international vibration insulation technology market,” commented Managing Director Roland Pfefferkorn.
Vibration insulation specialist Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH was set up in 1969 as a subsidiary of Getzner, Mutter & Cie. It provides solutions featuring the Sylomer® and Sylodyn® materials developed and manufactured at the company’s Bürs headquarters. Its products are used in the railway, construction and industry sectors, and are distributed worldwide.