German kitchen furniture manufacturer Rotpunkt is rolling out expansion plans in 2021, with a three-year plan to boost manufacturing and training capabilities at its headquarters in Bünde, East Saxony.
Head of UK Operations at Rotpunkt Matt Phillips said: “We are keen to keep moving forward to celebrate our centenary in business in 2030, with a multi-million euro investment in our site at Bunde which will increase the size of the factory and create a new showroom and training centre, so that we can display the full variety of our extensive product range.
“We are also enhancing C-parts production at our plant at Getmold. We want to ensure that our workforce have state-of-the-art equipment which is above and beyond the recommended safety requirements.”
Phillips pointed out “people are our greatest asset, so we want to take care of them” and explained how the company had invested in “wearable tech”, equipping its despatch team with exoskeletons.
The majority of Rotpunkt’s production, from its German HQ, are exports, with international sales representing around 80% of the company’s revenue.
Phillips said: “The British market is a strong sources of growth alongside France, Scandinavia, Belgium and Germany.”
Going into 20201, the company will be launching a new collection of furniture to optimise space and will continue its focus on sustainability.
He added: “Alongside our statement designs for the kitchens of tomorrow, we will continue to treat sustainability as a matter of high importance and convey this message to our target audience so that they can see how carbon-free manufacturing process works and that we are doing our utmost, wherever possible, to protect the environment.”
Rotpunkt celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2020, when it started life as a cigar box manufacturer and later sewing box and wooden toy manufacturer.
It began producing kitchen furniture in the post-war era and established itself as a premium brand.