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Topping out ceremony at Baumüller Dravinja

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Baumüller Dravinja d.o.o., the Slovenian subsidiary of the German manufacturer of drive and
automation systems, Baumüller, hosted a topping out ceremony for the construction of a new
production hall in Slovenske Konjice in May 2019. The Baumüller Group has placed the largest
individual investment in this location to expand the Slovenian site, which is located approx. 30 km
southwest of Maribor. The construction phase, lasting roughly 1 year, should be completed by early
2020. The expansion will result in approx. 1,300 m² of additional production space and upon
completion will contain a new state-of-the-art painting system. The production space will thus increase
to over 10,000 m².
Helmut Hauf, executive manager at Baumüller Dravinja, is pleased that, following the expansion, it will
be possible to handle the growing number of customer inquiries better and more quickly, allowing the
company to continue growing successfully as a result. Alongside the management of Baumüller
Dravinja, the attendees of the festivities included, managing partner of Baumüller Group ,Andreas
Baumüller, and CEO, Herbert Hesslinger, from the main office in Nuremberg, as well as the Slovenian
Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Zdravko Počivalšek, the President of the
German-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, Gertrud Rantzen, and the Mayor of Slovenske Konjice,
Darko Ratajc.
From sheet metal parts to fully wired control cabinets
In addition to steel sheet solutions, stainless steel and aluminum solutions are also produced at the
Konjice production site in Slovenia. The products made from steel sheeting, mainly consisting of
control cabinets, housings or machine casings, are powder-coated and used on machines or systems
in industrial manufacturing, for instance. From the design of the component all the way to production,
the experts at Baumüller Dravinja cover the entire range of services for demanding custom-made
items right up to high-volume products.
In this process, we meet industry-specific requirements. For instance, some industries, such as
manufacturers of medical technology or the food industry, have very strict hygiene or storage life
requirements for materials and processing. For this purpose, Baumüller Dravinja has been including
the respective control cabinets and housing solutions made from stainless steel and aluminum in its
product portfolio for ten years now.
Intelligent painting system organizes orders
The new painting system is complaint with corrosion protection class C5, meaning it can be used for
the coating of offshore components. Furthermore, larger components than previously, weighing up to
700 kg can now be processed. Capacity will also be expanded, so that upon completion two modern
painting booths will be available.

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