Wittmann completes first stage in robots and automation capacity increase
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Company is now halfway through a two-stage plan to boost production capacity.
In mid-May 2015, Austria-based injection molding and auxiliary equipment supplier Wittmann Group finished the first stage of its two-stage plan to increase its production capacity for robots and automation.
According to Wittmann, the company can now reach an overall production output of 4,200 robots a year. “In the course of this measure, the assembling and start-up capacities for small devices in the Hungarian Wittmann production plant in Mosonmagyaróvár was increased,” the company said. “This production plant primarily makes the W808 and W818 robot models. The number of units produced in Hungary more than covers the European market’s demand for these two Wittmann models.”
The company now moves onto the second stage of development, which involves the wholescale enlargement of the robot production at the Wittmann Group’s headquarters in Vienna. This work is planned for completion by January 2016, and the increase in Viennese production will be matched to an increase in the production capacity of Wittmann’s U.S. assembly facility in Torrington, Conn. “Thus, a badly needed overall annual production output of 4,500 robots can be reached,” Wittmann said.