Ground-breaking ceremony for new production hall in Hessisch Lichtenau

The construction project for a new production hall was launched yesterday with a symbolic ground-breaking ceremony at the MEHLER ENGINEERED PRODUCTS GMBH site in Hessisch Lichtenau (in the presence of Mayor Michael Heußner).

In addition to the production hall with an area of 2,700 square meters, the project with an investment sum of several million euros includes a state-of-the-art hybrid finishing plant for technical threads with a regenerative post-combustion plant. A new, modern textile laboratory is also being built in the hall.

With the hybrid finishing system, technical threads can be produced in a “ready-to-use” process that can be used directly by the customer. This eliminates the production steps previously required by the customer and the use of critical chemicals prior to further processing of the technical threads. Customers also benefit from a high level of sustainability and a significantly improved carbon footprint for their products.

After commissioning, the modern, efficient high-speed plant will mainly produce lighter technical threads for high-end applications such as air springs and clutch disks. The new production process meets the highest standards in terms of environmental friendliness and safety.

The two Managing Directors Christian Meunier and Thomas Stark see the investment as a clear long-term commitment to the North Hessian location and the jobs there. Hessisch Lichtenau is a strategically important location for MEHLER with great know-how and potential. The new equipment plant will also create additional attractive jobs.

The production hall will be completed by the 2nd quarter of 2022. The first sample production runs on the hybrid finishing line for technical threads are expected in the second half of 2022.

The picture shows (from left to right): Mayor Michael Heußner, Managing Director Thomas Stark, Project Manager Christian Hartmann, COO Marko Tschürtz, Operations Manager Regina Zeretzke and Managing Director Christian Meunier.