Jungheinrich has announced plans to open a new factory in Leipzig in 2009. The new facility will produce low-level warehouse equipment and is part of Jungheinrich's strategy to increase its overall global manufacturing capacity to over 100,000 units per annum.
In addition, the Jungheinrich Group has started work on a major overhaul of its used truck factory near Dresden. The facility is doubling its capacity and, as a result, will be capable of refurbishing some 4,500 used trucks to the highest standards every year. The economies of scale created by the additional capacity at the Dresden facility, will enable Jungheinrich to offer significant cost efficiencies across its entire European used equipment fleet.
Hans-Herbert Schultz, managing director of Jungheinrich UK, commented: “At a time when a number of the key players in the global forklift truck market are coming to terms with major changes to their businesses, Jungheinrich is fully focussed on delivering the very highest standards of service and product quality to its customers. The significant investment we are making in our new factory at Leipzig and in the development of the used truck centre at Dresden reflect our determination to continue to develop the Jungheinrich brand still further and will ensure that this company is extremely well placed to meet the growing international demand for its products.”
Last year Jungheinrich completed a 40 million euro upgrade of its warehouse trucks production factory at Norderstedt, just outside Hamburg. The Norderstedt plant is now the largest single sit-on reach truck factory anywhere in the world.