Layher, the world’s largest manufacturer of system scaffolding, access and weather protection equipment is now developing a new manufacturing facility that will enable it to increase production and enhance services to customers worldwide. Construction of the company’s ‘Plant # 3’, and associated hot-dip galvanising facility, is now well under way at its Eibensbach factory near Stuttgart in Germany.
“The extension is being built to state-of-the-art standards and technological advancements, including energy efficiency,” says Sean Pike, Layher’s UK Managing Director. The latter is enhanced by floor slabs with additional insulation, special ceiling, wall insulation and triple-glazed windows.
The roof surfaces of the new plant will also pay testimony to the company’s commitment to environmental performance through grass coverings and a photovoltaic system which derives energy from and into the manufacturing plant.
Layher is also complying with Germany’s Federal Emission Control Act, which contains strict environmental protection requirements – for which its Plant #2’s galvanising facility has already been awarded and commended for its emissions control measures.
“The new 140,000m2 (14 hectares) plant signals Layher’s commitment to the environment, jobs and all our customers globally, despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic and raw materials shortages,” says Georg Layher, Managing Shareholder. “It is a positive step and helping to assure our clients success by maintaining constant supply is at the forefront of this decision. We readily recognise that our customers’ success drives our own and, on this basis, our joint strategic partnership and product innovation with our clients remains our sharp focus.”