WIKA Switzerland: New competence centre in operation

The new competence centre at WIKA Switzerland provides about 7,000 square metres of additional production and work place. Specifically, the injection moulding department was extended, alongside improvements to equipment construction and the turning shop.
Equipped for future years
Two turbulent months preceded this celebration. In November 2019 ? slightly greater than a year following the ground-breaking ceremony ? this building, measuring 120 metres long and 48 metres wide, was completed to the stage where production operations could be set up in it. Sticking to an extremely tight schedule, inside a matter of weeks, three departments were dismantled at their old location, transported with their new site and were then commissioned. Humor was the first ever to enter service, with its gigantic injection moulding machines, each one weighing many tons.
Ahead of schedule, the toolmaking shop left its old location, making rapid strides to set up itself in the generously proportioned new building, and turning the long-cherished layout dreams into reality. Last but not least, the turning shop moved into its new home. Scarcely had these machines vanished from their old location than several assembly lines, previously squashed right into a very confined space, took ownership of the orphaned premises. Walls were torn down, new ones were built, floors were painted, machines were fine-tuned to perfection and were polished until they gleamed.
Sustainable usage of energy
WIKA Switzerland is committed to sustainability and it makes full usage of the power of the sun, the bottom water and of heat emissions from machinery. There is a photovoltaic system on the roof with an annual output of 355,000 kWh. Using Unauthorized to cool the machines, and using the heat radiated by those same machines for heating achieves a big reduction in power consumption. WIKA Switzerland is very well equipped for the future using its new competence centre.
Note
Further information on WIKA Switzerland are available on the Swiss website (in German). Our international locations are available on the WIKA website.

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