New Kiln Hall Officially Opened in Marktredwitz
CeramTec CEO Dr Ulf-D. Zimmermann officially started operation of the system with a small ceremony. Dr Hans-Peter Friedrich, Member of the Bundestag, Wilhelm Wenning, President of the District Government of Upper Franconia, Dr Karl Döhler, District Administrator of Wunsiedel County, and Oliver Weigel, Mayor of the City of Marktredwitz accompanied the festivity. The new kiln hall was opened after only eight months of construction. The multifunctional kiln not only meets the demands with regard to increasing production capacity, it also satisfies the most modern requirements in terms of energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. The division’s main products include catalyst carriers for the chemicals industry used in plastics production, tubes and components for foundry technology and linings and grinding elements for milling technology. The total amount of investment in the hall was approximately EUr 3,5 million. The groundbreaking ceremony was in May 2015. Thomas Heise, Chemical Applications Division Manager at CeramTec in Marktredwitz, stressed the importance of this investment in his speech: “The demands on us and our products are rising. The new kiln hall will enable us to satisfy the future needs of our customers, put us in a good position in global competition with our products and help the division grow.” Dr Zimmermann wished all the best for the business and a high utilization of the new furnace, contributing to sales of the CeramTec Group – which exceeded EUR 500 million in 2015 for the first time. The new facility secures the delivery performance and the position as leading company in advanced ceramics in Europe and as global leader in many product areas.