Holz-Her makes long-term investments for the future

From left: Oliver Kunzweiler, marketing manager at Weinig; Georg Hanrath, technical CEO and CTO of Weinig; Bernd Osprian, Mayor of Voitsberg; Harald Steiner, business manager at Holz-Her; and Frank Epple, business manager at Holz-Her (Image: Weinig)

Holz-Her, an affiliate of Weinig Group, has announced its two-stage investment programme that totals €15 million.

The first expansion stage, a new assembly hall with floor space of 1,700 square metres, will start operation as early as the beginning of December 2023. Stage two will start in the spring of 2023 with a new automated storage hall. During this phase, the ExpoCenter showroom will be expanded and the entire office infrastructure modernised.

Georg Hanrath, technical CEO of Weinig, explained the decision for these investments: “The excellent development of Holz-Her has led to production in Voitsberg, Austria, continuously reaching the limits of its capacity ever since 2019.

“In addition to expanding our production capacity with this expansion, we are also creating space to extend our portfolio of products. We are making these investments in the conviction that this location has a great future.”

In the second expansion stage, the logistics concept will be rethought. Weinig and Holz-Her believe that effective, real-time supply of parts and material is more important than ever today.

Hence, the new automated storage facilities save space and provide for an additional 3,000 square metres of floor space as compared to the previous storage area for assembly.

The planned expansion of the showroom is intended particularly for local customers and interested visitors from around the world to make their visit at Holz-Her in Voitsberg even more attractive.

Frank Epple, business manager at Holz-Her in Nürtingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, said: “Holz-Her has developed a strong position as a trailblazer and competent partner for innovative customer solutions in conjunction with current topics such as standardised wood processing machines, automation, digital services and networked production.

“For this reason we greatly appreciate the close, professional cooperation with our production location. The additional capacity will help us serve our customers even faster.”