JÄGER DIREKT opens new electronics plant in Heppenheim – production already running
Heppenheim - 1.4.2016
Leading electronics manufacturer and system supplier JÄGER DIREKT opened its new production facilities in Heppenheim on Friday, 1 April 2016. io-consultants supported JÄGER with the architecture and logistics planning.
“Our cooperation was smooth and seamless from start to finish. All deadlines were met on time and the new building was finished according to plan on 1 April,” says Jürgen Kohl, Senior Business Unit Manager at io-consultants.
JÄGER DIREKT has invested round EUR 14.4m in 9,540 sqm of additional space for production and logistics at its 21,000 sqm site in Heppenheim, within convenient reach of the A5 motorway. Among others, the plant is a production site for mobile power supplies such as fuse boxes and cable drums.
Jens Fischer, managing director at JÄGER and project manager of the newbuild, is delighted with the project’s progress: “Everyone is doing a superb job and successfully meeting the goals and schedules. Around 100 staff and trainees will be moving in within the second quarter of 2016 as planned, which is excellent!”
The shell of the two-storey building was completed a mere three months after breaking ground in June 2015, not least due to the use of prefab concrete elements. Production, the warehouse, and the goods receiving and dispatch areas are located on the ground floor; order picking will take place on the upper floor. There is also a mezzanine level for offices, a showroom and training facilities, all equipped with innovative technology such as LED solutions and intelligent building automation to showcase the firm’s products and services. The setup of the materials handling equipment began in December 2015 and the shelf units were assembled just four weeks later. At the moment the IT installations are taking shape.
In the preliminary phase, an io-consultants project team of architects and logistics experts generated a site analysis and compared various property layout scenarios. Following completion of the design planning, approval and contracting stages, they supervised the ensuing implementation which included overall supervision, quality management, scheduling and cost reviews, and the coordination of the building contractors, logistics and technical building equipment.