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Foundation stone ceremony for new motor plant in Hennigsdorf

With the laying of the foundation stone on June 11, 2022, the next major milestone on the way to MENZEL's new electric motor plant was set in motion. More than 200 guests and employees attended the celebrations, including the mayor of Hennigsdorf.

On June 11, 2022 Menzel Elektromotoren launched the construction work for its new plant in Hennigsdorf on the outskirts of Berlin with the laying of the foundation stone. More than 200 guests and employees including our colleagues from Pawils Elektromaschinenbau attended the celebrations, including the mayor of Hennigsdorf. In front of the guests, a time capsule was filled with memories from our almost 100-year company history and walled in.

Following the official part of the event, guests were served cool drinks, Berlins best Florida ice cream and delicious food from the food trucks. An architectural model showed what the buildings will look like. Thus, all employees can already get an exact picture of their future workplace in Hennigsdorf.

Menzel managing director and project manager wall in a time capsule
Mayor Thomas Günther congratulates Mathis Menzel
Employees at the laying of the foundation stone

New building completion planned for summer 2023

Completion of the new plant is scheduled for summer 2023. All administrative and production workplaces are to be relocated by January 2024. The move heralds a new era for our motor company, which was founded in 1927.

Under the management of Mathis Menzel, who runs the family business in the third generation, Menzel has experienced significant growth in recent years. The new building allows for a streamlined and ergonomic layout for all production processes and thus a higher throughput. Crane capacities will be significantly increased in order to meet the demand for ever larger motor systems from customers in all industries.

Hennigsdorf becomes new headquarters of MENZEL Elektromotoren GmbH

The new, purpose-built headquarters will be erected on a 24,000 m² plot. When complete, the new motor plant with an effective floor space of 8,500 m² will increase the manufacturer's production capacities, allow the expansion of the workforce, and earn significant efficiency gains through an optimized floor plan.

The production area of about 3,800 m² will accommodate the assembly, metal processing, fabrication and winding workshops, paint shops and three state-of-the-art test fields. In addition, there will be roomy offices, logistics zones and storage areas. The spacious property allows for future expansions and is easy to reach via public transport, motorway, or the Berlin Brandenburg International Airport.

Three-phase asynchronous motors and DC motors for worldwide use in industrial plants

Menzel manufactures three-phase asynchronous motors with squirrel cage or slip ring rotors up to 20 MW and DC motors up to 2 MW. We offer several powerful own-brand motor series, and we specialize in customization as well as identical replication of existing motors. Menzel 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, we offer comprehensive testing services for electric motors, generators, transformer-converter-motor systems, gearboxes and frequency converters, idle tests up to 10 MW, load tests up to 1.8 MW and multi-frequency heat load testing up to 5 MW. The new test fields will be larger, too, to allow for future expansions of the company’s testing services.

Pictures of the current construction phase can be found here.