Opening ceremony of VIPA expansion building in Herzogenaurach

After a one year construction period, VIPA GmbH has celebrated the opening of the state of the art expansion to its facilities in Herzogenaurach. The opening ceremony was attended by Mayor German Hacker and District Administrator Eberhardt Irlinger, in addition to approximately 300 invited guests from the fields of business and politics.

With approximately 8000 sqm of additional floor space, the new expansion building offers the required space for product development and administration, as well as increased production and warehouse capacity, housing around 150 employees.

"The existing building simply became too small. For the future company development, it was absolutely necessary to expand office and warehouse capacities." said Wolfgang Seel, CEO of VIPA GmbH, who opened the ceremony. VIPA has invested about eight million Euro in the expansion building which besides a cafeteria with roof terrace and additional training facilities provides further parking places for the employees.

Short-distance logistics

The state of the art, fully automated high-bay warehouse considerably shortens the distance for logistics.  Previously, warehouse capacity was distributed at three different locations in the surrounding area. Now all products can be stored and easily accessed in this new expansion.

"Our new fully-automated high-bay warehouse, including test facilities, is perhaps the most modern of its kind", adds CEO, Wolfgang Seel. The intelligent and autonomous transportation robot "Servus" takes care of the overall material transport within VIPA and supplies all departments just-in-time.

Additionally a two-storey car park with 200 parking places was built on the south side of the expansion building. The car park will be upgraded with six storeys of office space in the future.

About VIPA GmbH

VIPA GmbH was founded in 1985 in Erlangen by Mr. Wolfgang Seel as a system house for automation engineering. The development of the SPEED7 High-Speed PLC in 2003 was a technological milestone in automation engineering (www.speed7.com). Since 1995 VIPA has also been globally expanding business activities. 62 own branch offices and service partners in 58 countries ensure smooth operation and global support.