Powder Springs, GA, March 13, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- BOGE opened its new plant in the presence of the German Federal Minister of the Interior Dr Thomas de Maizière MdB, Saxony’s Minister for Economic Affairs Sven Morlok, the Mayor of Grossenhain Burkhard Müller and other guests. In his address, the Federal Minister of the Interior, de Maizière, acknowledged the importance of medium-sized companies for the German economy as a whole: “The opening of the new BOGE production plant in my constituency is a pleasing and encouraging event for me – I feel honoured to be here. We know that a strong economy forms the basis of our prosperity. Germany’s strength lies in our many small and medium-sized businesses and our successful industry. Manufacturing industries, which now also include BOGE in Grossenhain, support the overall economic growth. And the federal government will continue to reliably provide the right framework conditions for Businesses.”
When searching for a new production location, the choice of Germany as the country of manufacture for BOGE was never questioned: “Made in Germany” is one of our quality attributes in worldwide competition and is often a purchasing criteria for our customers,” explained Director Wolf D. Meier-Scheuven at the opening of the ceremony. After careful deliberation, the choice was made in favour of Grossenhain. “Saxony lies at the centre of Europe. Our new production location puts us closer to customers in the eastern regions of Germany and in the whole of Eastern Europe, where we aim to further expand our market position.”
Sven Morlok, Saxony’s Minister for Economic Affairs Labour and Transport, extended a warm welcome to BOGE and emphasised the importance of the choice of location for the State of Saxony: “With BOGE, a renowned, international company has decided in favour of Saxony. This speaks for the Free State of Saxony as a business location. Technologically oriented companies such as BOGE, which pursue continued growth from here, secure the future viability of Saxony and make an important contribution to ensuring that the Free State remains at the forefront of business and technology, both now and in the future.”
Milestone in the company’s history
BOGE has already invested around twelve million euros in setting up the new production plant – the largest single investment in the history of the company. In the 4,500 square metres of new production and assembly areas, BOGE is commissioning ultramodern manufacturing technologies, such as the high-tech machining centres for automated production processes. Amongst other products, the Grossenhain plant produces the core component of the company’s compressors: the BOGE effilence airend. “Due to the high number of orders, we are delighted that the entire manufacturing system in Grossenhain is now complete and we can begin production,” says Meier-Scheuven.
14 members of staff are currently working in the production plant. By October this year, the company will have doubled the number of staff and will be operating in shifts. As in the headquarters in Bielefeld, BOGE will be training staff at the new location too: Two machinist apprenticeship positions must be filled in Grossenhain by 1 August this year. The Mayor, Burkhard Müller, also took an optimistic view of the future during the ceremony: “BOGE and Grossenhain – this partnership has great potential. I have the feeling that what belongs together has been brought together here.”
BOGE growth defies the industry trend
BOGE KOMPRESSOREN Otto Boge GmbH & Co. KG is one of the world’s leading suppliers of compressors and compressed air systems. Defying the trend within the industry, BOGE was able to increase sales again in 2013 and to start the new year with a promising situation regarding orders. “We believe that our success in Germany and abroad is primarily based on our capacity for innovation and on the high quality standards of our products,” explained Meier-Scheuven. BOGE attaches particular importance to the subject of energy efficiency. For this reason, the company is constantly striving to optimise its existing portfolio and to introduce new, innovative products with the highest level of efficiency to the market. This also applies to the new plant in Grossenhain, as Meier-Scheuven affirms: “The BOGE effilence airend that we produce here far surpasses the quality standard of the previously purchased models, because it has a longer service life and is quieter and more energy efficient.”
About BOGE Compressors
BOGE America is the United States of America Daughter Company of BOGE KOMPRESSOREN Otto Boge GmbH & Co. KG based in Bielefeld, Germany. BOGE manufactures a comprehensive range of oil lubricated and oil free screw and piston compressors used by all sectors of industry to supply compressed air for a wide range of manufacturing processes. It also supplies a complementary range of filters, dryers and condensate management equipment. The product is sold and serviced through a dedicated network of over 50 distributors in North and South America.