Kitchen manufacturer Pronorm has marked the start of the construction of a €15million production hall at its headquarters in Vlotho, Germany.
The 2,500 sqm facility, which is expected to be complete by early 2022, will include a new warehouse and machine hall, plus a fully-automated panel store.
It will add to Pronorm’s existing 26,000sqm headquarters and factory and will increase the company’s manufacturing capacity from 30,000 kitchens per year to 40,000.
Joint managing directors of Pronorm Thorsten Gösling and Roger Klinkenberg, together with operations manager Gordon Henke and head of industrial engineering Sven Schröder, welcomed the mayor of Vlotho, Rocco Wilken and other officials to mark the start of the construction works.
Pronorm’s national sales manager for UK & Ireland Richard Turner said: “This significant investment in our manufacturing facilities underpins Pronorm’s ongoing commitment to serving the UK market.
“The new extension will increase manufacturing capacity by 30%, improve our flexibility and will reduce customer lead times.
“The investment is part of our strategic planning to ensure we continue with the smooth and reliable supply of our products in a post-pandemic, post Brexit environment where our UK retail partners are experiencing high demand for our kitchens.”