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8500 m² new motor plant for Menzel Elektromotoren

Menzel Elektromotoren has signed the construction contract for a new, larger motor plant in Hennigsdorf. The new location will feature state-of-the-art machinery, efficient logistics, larger hoist capacities for optimized production processes.

Menzel Elektromotoren has signed the construction contract for a new, larger motor plant in Hennigsdorf, near Berlin. The manufacturer has experienced substantial growth in recent years and has outgrown its present headquarters in central Berlin. “Our new location will feature state-of-the-art machinery, efficient logistics, larger hoist capacities for optimized production processes and high energy efficiency,” says CEO Mathis Menzel on the occasion of the signing of the contract. 

“We will also expand our team and create around 100 new jobs in production and administration in the medium term.” The new site offers optimal conditions for this: a gross floor area of around 8500 m² will accommodate a motor plant with production, testing and storage areas as well as offices. The extensive plot allows for flexible expansions to meet future growth requirements. 

Efficient planning and construction

Construction is to start in the summer, with final acceptance scheduled for August, 2023. The Vollack Group, an expert in methodical building conception, oversees planning and construction. Thanks to resource-saving building technology with heat generation from the local heat network, the building will meet the EG40EE energy efficiency standard and thus qualify for funding from the state. “In planning and implementing this project, we emphasize lean processes and resource conservation at all levels,” says Matthias Jordt, partner at Vollack. This generates added value for Menzel, with positive effects on quality, time and costs.

Investment for a sustainable future

With this investment and the move to the new location, Menzel Elektromotoren positions itself sustainably for the future. The family-owned company, which is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year, stands for high-quality production of powerful electric motors for industrial plants all over the world. Menzel offers several own-brand motor series and is also specialized in customization as well as identical reproduction of existing motors. The company keeps various motor versions up to 15 MW permanently in stock and adapts them at short notice for a wide variety of applications and locations. Furthermore, Menzel offers comprehensive testing services.

“Our company has grown significantly in recent years. The investment in a new motor plant and the move to a future-oriented industrial location in the Berlin periphery is just a logical consequence in order to be able to meet the increased demand for large electric motors in the best possible way," says Mathis Menzel. The official foundation stone ceremony is planned for the beginning of June. Then we look forward to celebrating the start of construction with our colleagues from Germany and abroad.

For your questions, please contact Paul Bernhardt, business unit manager & construction project supervisor Menzel Elektromotoren GmbH, Tel: +49 30 349 922-140 or email: pb@menzel-motors.com.

Menzel and Vollack on the occasion of the signing of the construction contract
Menzel and Vollack on the occasion of the signing of the construction contract; left to right: Cornelia Uhlig, commercial manager, Matthias Jordt, partner & project supervisor, both Vollack GmbH & Co. KG, Dirk Achhammer, commercial director, Paul Bernhardt, business unit manager & construction project supervisor, both Menzel Elektromotoren GmbH