Blowmolding machinery manufacturer Bekum Group (Berlin, Germany) has finalized the reorganization of its business. Its production division, which includes machine assembly, shipping, procurement, work preparation and warehousing, has relocated to Traismauer (Austria), not far from Vienna. This involves an investment of more than $5.6 million and the creation of approximately 40 jobs.
The objective behind the move was to consolidate the European manufacturing of extrusion blowmolding machines at a single site. Previously, only large versions were manufactured there, but it will now accommodate smaller packaging machines to be constructed in the 16,000-square-meter space.
Andreas Kandt, Chief Executive Officer of Bekum, said: “The reorganization provided us with the basis for excellent market positioning. From our perspective, the reorganization results in considerable synergies not only on the cost side but by pooling expertise and experience. As a pioneer and technology leader, we have repositioned ourselves to continue shaping extrusion blowmolding through innovation and high-end products for the future.”
Last month, Bekum also moved into its new headquarters in Berlin not far from the previous office.