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Pfeiffer Vacuum completes ‚?¨20 million facility improvements

22 October 2009 | By Mark Osborne | News > Critical Components

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At a cost of €20 million, Pfeiffer Vacuum now has new state-of-the-art vacuum pump manufacturing and logistics facilities that are designed to optimise production and customer support operations. Now located in 30,000 m² of covered area in Asslar, Germany are two cutting-edge production lines and a new Logistics Center situated in the middle. The Logistics Center, employs 6,000 bin spaces and a high-bay warehouse with 1,200 pallet spaces. The aim is to deliver every order in the form of a single package in the future.

“We have been utilizing the current economic situation in invest, to expand our capacities and to optimize all of our processes. With these moves, we are gearing up for the next recovery phase,” commented Manfred Bender, Pfeiffer Vacuum Chief Executive Officer.

Pfieffer Vacuum said that its entire production flow was reversed, with outdated machinery and equipment being replaced. A new logistics concept for materials was employed in the turbopump manufacturing centre, which includes the installation of a bar stock warehouse system and an automated transport system.

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