A positive sign for the region

Röchling Hydroma invests in Ruppertsweiler site

Röchling plans to make substantial investments in the further gradual expansion of Röchling Hydroma GmbH at the Ruppertsweiler site until 2021. District Administrator Dr. Susanne Ganster and Miriam Heinrich, Managing Director of the Business Promotion Association of South-West Palatinate, accepted Röchling Hydroma’s invitation to the ground-breaking ceremony for the next construction phase, which took place in August. Construction of the new production hall began at the start of September.

Gerold Fatscher, Managing Director of Röchling Hydroma GmbH, and Dietmar Telgenkämper, Business Unit Director Production and Engineering at Röchling Industrial, welcomed the guests and informed them about the plastics processor’s construction projects.

Investments in new production area

“The expansion will create a new production area in the Business Unit Machined Components at our site. We are thus investing above all in the development of punched components and machined drawing parts made of thermoplastics”, explained Fatscher. The construction shell is expected to be completed by the end of the year. According to Fatscher, the new production area will then cover around 900 square metres. “The expansion of capacities for these two product groups will make the production programme considerably more attractive and expand the Ruppertsweiler site for the future”, continued the Managing Director.

Telgenkämper talked about the role that the new production facility in Ruppertsweiler is set to play in the Industrial Division’s future strategy: “We are strengthening and expanding our product portfolio in the food industry with this expansion.” As Business Unit Director Production and Engineering at Röchling Industrial, he is responsible for the worldwide machining locations. For Röchling, this is thus a logical continuation of the expansion course set in 2016 at the Ruppertsweiler site. 

Recognition for strategic alignment

District Administrator Ganster expressed her appreciation for the company’s forward-thinking strategic direction; she views the construction projects as a positive sign for the location and the region. She wished Röchling Hydroma and its employees continued success and all the best for the future.

Röchling Hydroma GmbH has been part of the Röchling Group since 2001. The company is a leading manufacturer of cutting boards and hygienic cutting boards. The company’s expertise also encompasses the production of perforated sheets and CNC machining of components made of thermoplastics.