Waiblingen, 4/5/2019 | Company press release
STIHL Magnesium Die Casting is expanding its plant in Weinsheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, to include a new production logistics facility. A groundbreaking ceremony on April 5, 2019, marked the start of construction. With a total volume of 18 million euros, the expansion is the largest single investment at the location. Dr. Nikolas Stihl, Chairman of the STIHL Advisory Board and Supervisory Board, emphasized: “Given the technological leadership of our magnesium die casting products, this location’s growth prospects are highly promising. The new building will allow us to significantly increase our logistics capacities, which is necessary to cope with the rising sales of chainsaws and power tools, as well as orders from external customers.” Hartmut Fischer, Managing Director of STIHL Magnesium Die Casting, added: “The plant is constantly growing and is reaching its physical limits. By constructing a logistics building, we are making room for the future growth and optimization of logistics processes and creating space for new machinery.”
As part of the ongoing growth that is making the production logistics building extension work necessary, STIHL Magnesium Die Casting is creating 28 additional jobs. The new building, with a floor space of 6,300 square meters, is scheduled to celebrate its grand opening in mid-2020. Dr. Joachim Streit, District Administrator of Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm said: “STIHL is an extraordinarily successful company in Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm, which is making a substantial contribution to our region’s economic success and is one of the largest employers in the district. The construction of the new logistics building will enable STIHL to expand and create new jobs.” Aloysius Söhngen, mayor pf the Prüm association of municipalities underlines: “The STIHL name represents more than 45 years of success in the Eifel region and Prümer Land. Lasting success requires a willingness to change and an ability to adapt. The new building is a strong commitment to Weinsheim as a location.”
STIHL Magnesium Die Casting was founded in 1971. Today, it is one of the largest and most modern magnesium die casting plants in Europe. With its high-quality output, the plant is an important part of the global STIHL manufacturing network. Its nearly 750 employees produce high-quality magnesium components not only for chainsaws and power tools but also for the automotive, motorcycle, bicycle, electronics and medical technology industries on a site comprising around 28,000 square meters. Roughly 20 percent of its revenue is from die casting projects for external customers. “The construction of the new production logistics facility is a further milestone in our magnesium die casting plant’s successful history and will make a key contribution to us continuing that success story in the future,” emphasized Dr. Nikolas Stihl.