Sennebogen's Magnificent Steel Facility in Hungary Raises the Bar for Manufacturing Excellence
- 25-Jul-2023 10:54 AM
- Journalist: Timothy Greene
Hungary: The German company SENNEBOGEN, which makes material handlers and crane technology, is continuing its growth strategy and increasing its capacity for Steel assembly and welded constructions with the official opening of the new Steel facility of Termeles-Logistic-Centrum GmbH in Liter (Hungary). On a plot of land larger than 13 ha, a 29,000 m2 production hall and an office building were constructed. Additionally, about 80 new jobs were added, bringing the total number of employees at the TLC to over 700. On May 26, 2023, the factory was formally inaugurated in the presence of politicians.
SENNEBOGEN, an engineering firm, has expanded considerably in recent years. Primary source for Steel assemblies is Termeles-Logistic-Centrum GmbH. According to stakeholder Walter Sennebogen, by making this investment in Hungary, are not only increasing our capacity to meet the rising demand, but also creating reserves for the future. After only 2.5 years of development, the new facility in Liter, which is about a half-hour's drive from the first SENNEBOGEN Steel mill in Balatonfured, was put into operation in July 2022. Together with the Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto and MP Karoly Kontrat, stakeholder Walter Sennebogen, the site's managing director Michael Seiferling, and the project's sponsor, the Hungarian government, formally launched the project on May 26, 2023.
The new Steel plant in Liter has a capacity of 20,000 t of Steel structures per year and is now undergoing expansion. It is designed to handle huge and heavy components up to about 30 m in length and 25 t in weight. With 29,000 m2 of hall space, the "greenfield" production facility not only offers increased capacity due to the expanded area but also due to the high throughput, as warehousing, work preparation, and intralogistics are optimized and tailored towards the particularly large components of the construction equipment industry.
Additionally, investments were made in cutting-edge machine equipment and machining facilities for mechanical processing, flame cutting, and laser cutting. Additionally, there is a paint shop outfitted to the highest standards and a welding room with advanced ergonomics for producing welded structures. Enhancing Balatonfured's prior Steel component production with the new factory. According to Managing Director Michael Seiferling, plant traffic also connects the locations logistically.
The architecture of the new site also placed a strong emphasis on sustainability. For instance, the factory has a 2.4-megawatt photovoltaic system installed so that it can produce enough electrical power to be self-sufficient in terms of energy. The production hall is heated at low temperatures using concrete core activation, and the office building is similarly heated with energy-efficient underfloor heating.