Unitechnik invests in short distances

Unitechnik Automatisierungs GmbH is expanding its headquarters in Eisenhüttenstadt: On two levels with a total of 2,500 sqm, additional space is being created for software and hardware engineering, the service team and for the production of switchgear. More space will also be created for the expansion of the new IT department and the training of specialists. Funded by the Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg (ILB), the extension building at the gates of the ArcelorMittal steel group is scheduled to be ready for occupancy at the end of 2021.

As one of the leading suppliers of industrial automation and robotics, the second-generation family-owned company plans and implements customized systems for production automation and process engineering in various industrial sectors. Among its customers is ArcelorMittal, the largest steel producer in the world. On its premises, Unitechnik was a tenant in the first years of its existence. In 1999, a separate office building for planning and administration was built in front of the plant. At that time, the control cabinet production and parts of the service team remained on the ArcelorMittal premises.

Since then, the new extension building, consisting of state-of-the-art office space and more room for production and training, has become necessary for various reasons: In addition to the continuous growth in the classic core business of automation technology, this includes the new establishment of an IT department. This is to drive forward the topics of artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and warehouse management for the heavy industry sector. A separate area for research and development is being created within the new hall. The current 21 trainees of Unitechnik Automatisierungs GmbH will also have their own rooms. In the future, all of the current 104 employees of the high-tech company will work under one roof and benefit from a contemporary working environment.

Customers and partners benefit from new building
With the extension building, Unitechnik is laying the foundation for the optimization of internal processes in engineering, production and assembly and shortening the paths of internal communication. "With the new building, we are not only significantly enlarging our engineering area. We are also investing in state-of-the-art manufacturing and centralizing our processes at a common location," says Karsten Boldt, Managing Director of Unitechnik Automatisierungs GmbH. As a result, not only the company's own employees, but also suppliers, partners and customers will benefit from the more efficient processes, an expanded range of services and the additional capacities of the family-owned company.

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