09/04/2015

MR Creates Space for the Future

EUR 24 million for new material management center in Haslbach


At a cost of EUR 24 million, the new material management center in Haslbach (including the site reorganization that went with it) is the largest single investment made in the 150-year history of Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR).

The high-tech building was officially opened by MR Managing Directors Dr. Nicolas Maier-Scheubeck and Michael Rohde along with Richard Scheubeck, Managing Director of Scheubeck GmbH, the building owner with participation of Ilse Aigner, the Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, Regensburg Mayor Joachim Wolbergs, and leading business and administration personalities. Minister Aigner got the plant and all conveyance equipment symbolically up and running by pressing a special button.

Dr. Nicolas Maier-Scheubeck (management spokesperson for Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH): "The decision to invest on this scale and at this site in a logistics infrastructure that ex-tends far into the future was not an easy one to make. We resisted the temptation to outsource our logistics and have instead made it another unique selling point." Richard Scheubeck, Managing Director of Scheubeck GmbH, the owner of the building, stressed that the new building is another very clear commitment on the part of family-owned MR to its home town of Regensburg.

Covering a total area of 7,000 square meters, the 26 meter high hall accommodates a fully auto-mated central warehouse where 100 staff members will work in two shifts to ensure the seamless supply of parts to production. The main reasons behind the new building were to concentrate logistics and production at the Haslbach site in order to reduce throughput times and logistics costs by at least 25 % and also to safeguard growth reserves. This will greatly strengthen MR's global competitiveness for the foreseeable future.

All process equipment and engineering are German and the building itself was mainly built by con-struction companies from the Bavarian region of Upper Palatinate. Jürgen Liebl, project manager with responsibility for logistics: "We have always used partners with whom we have enjoyed excel-lent working relations for many years. In this very challenging project, this was the only way of ensuring that the agreed cost framework could be met without any compromise on the quality of the work."

Cast, steel, electronic, plastic, and standard parts are stored in the material management center which satisfies all the criteria of the German Energy Saving Ordinance. A combined heat and pow-er plant run on natural gas ensures the supply of heat and power and the energy released by the process equipment is also fed back into the system using an intelligent recovery system. The MR logistics hub will finally go into operation at the start of 2016.

After the official ceremony was over, the company invited its staff to an Open Doors Day at the Haslbach site. They were able to visit the new building and other production facilities and then celebrate the company's recent successes together.

Figures:

  • Floor space 7,628 m² (L 100.10 m, W 76.20 m)
  • Automated high rack warehouse with 8,670 pallet spaces
  • Automatic small parts warehouse with 45,920 container spaces
  • An extra 2,016 spaces for oversized loading carriers which have to be handled manually

 

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