HBM - a major player in the field of test and measurement - has launched its new dedicated production and logistics facility, which is based at its Darmstadt headquarters, in Germany.
Due for completion at the end of 2017, the transparent design of the new production and logistics centre has been carefully selected to reflect the key core values of HBM; precision, innovation and reliability.
To mark the opening of the new facility, a HBM time capsule was buried at a traditional foundation stone laying ceremony, which was attended by local dignitaries, HBM employees and executive leadership. Containing a HBM load cell, daily newspaper and a HBM company brochure, the capsule was lowered into the ground by the Mayor of Darmstadt, Jochen Partsch, to celebrate the launch of the building.
Emphasising its commitment towards its headquarters in Darmstadt and setting the course for future growth, Karl-Heinz Pohlmann, Vice President Supply Chain at HBM explains its reasons behind the new investment. "By creating 6,000 square meters of extra space for the production of heavy-duty and torque sensors, we will be able to create the prerequisites for efficient logistics and modern office space with close links to production".
Situated in the 'City of Science', home of many scientific institutions, universities and high-technology companies, the new HBM Production and Logistics Centre in Darmstadt, which employs over 750 members of staff, is also connected to a number of major roads, which means that parts can be quickly and expediently distributed.
Founded in 1950, HBM is the technology and market leader in the field of test and measurement. With its headquarters based in Darmstadt, HBM is a global technology company with production, development and distribution companies in over 30 countries throughout the world.