Work begins on £6.7 million Striebig factory expansion
The groundbreaking ceremony for Striebig’s new £6.7 million production unit has taken place at the company’s site in Littau, Switzerland. The new 1,500 sq m plant is needed because of the steady increase in demand for the company’s range of innovative and space-saving vertical panel saws.
It is expected to be ready for occupation in the Spring of 2007 and will enable the company to achieve substantially increased production levels well into the future.
Since the world’s first vertical panel saw was produced by Ludwig Striebig back in 1958, the brand has become the undisputed global market leader. Almost 90 per cent of the output from the Swiss plant, which employs around 80 people, is exported to countries around the world.
It also dominates its home market, with a Striebig machine to be found in every one of the country’s 6,500 joineries.
There are four models in the range; the Compact, Standard, Control and Evolution, each available in a wide choice of sizes for the accurate and efficient cutting of wood-based, plastic and aluminium sheet material.
They are available in the UK and Ireland from exclusive distributor, T.M. Machinery Sales Ltd, of Leicester, which has held the franchise since 1996.
Said sales coordinator, Matt Pearce: “We have around a 35 per cent market share with over 1,000 Striebig saws in use in the UK and Ireland. Their popularity is shown by the large number of repeat orders we regularly receive, especially from some of the UK’s largest panel processors.
“With the planned increase in output from the new factory, our customers should expect even faster delivery times in the future.”
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