home•Press•Ground-breaking ceremony for site expansion at Getzner Werkstoffe
Buers (AT). The ground-breaking ceremony for the expansion of Getzner Werkstoffe’s main site in Buers took place on 16 August 2018. In attendance were Jürgen Rainalter, CEO of Getzner Werkstoffe, and Georg Comploj, CEO of the holding company Getzner, Mutter & Cie., as well as the mayor of Buers, Georg Bucher. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
To accommodate the booming demand for its vibration isolation and protection solutions, Getzner is increasing its production and warehouse capacities and adding some additional office space at its headquarters in Buers. Following the completion of the preparatory and demolition works that began back in January, the official ground-breaking ceremony for the actual construction work took place on 16 August. Amongst those in attendance were Jürgen Rainalter, CEO of Getzner Werkstoffe, Georg Comploj, CEO of the holding company Getzner, Mutter & Cie., Gerold Burtscher, head of production at Getzner, Markus Beck, project manager at engineering consultancy gbd, as well as Georg Bucher, the mayor of Buers. “We are proud to have a globally active company like Getzner in our community. This expansion project is a strong symbol Buers’ status as an economic hub,” said Bucher by way of congratulations.
Buers as the location of the future
“This expansion is our way of making a clear commitment to Vorarlberg and our site at Buers,” said Jürgen Rainalter. “We’re in the best position to tackle all future challenges from here.” In total, 120 new workplaces will be created for new and existing employees. There will be 8,000 m² of new space for offices, laboratories, test benches, warehouses and logistics services. In addition, there will be around 12,500 m2 of outdoor areas for green spaces, car parking and the manoeuvring of HGVs. This expansion will completely upgrade Getzner’s head office, making it a centre of excellence for vibration protection. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
Facts Expansion of Getzner facility in Buers 2018 – 2020
Creation of 120 new jobs
8,000 m² of new space
12,500 m2 of outdoor areas (car parking, HGV manoeuvring, green spaces, etc.)
Special feature: customised high-bay warehouse for polyurethane mats