Published on : Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The German company known for its high-quality mixers for bathroom and kitchens, Hansgrohe has taken a step forward in increasing its innovation power. A new plastics technology centre has been created in the grounds of Hansgrohe’s Offenburg plant.
The technology centre was inaugurated officially on January 29 in the presence of Frank Schnatz, Board member for Production and Quality Management of Hansgrohe SE, and Offenburg’s mayor Edith Schreiner. The new centre is spread over an area of about 1,150 square meters.
Since the beginning of January, the entire plastics team has been working together with tool maintenance, plastic injection-moulding as well as plastic electroplating under one roof at the Offenburg plant. 30 employees will test new methods in plastics technology at the new centre, and also design, build, sample and maintain new plastic-injection moulding tools.
“Here we will ourselves be able to create very complex tools for plastic injection-moulding — and do so in a fast, flexible way and in very high quality. Because it is so close to the Production area, this will result in significant process optimisation and thus strengthen our competitiveness,” shared Frank Schnatz, Board member for Production and Quality Management of Hansgrohe SE.