Official opening: Goldbeck builds Europe's most modern thin sheet metal center
The construction and service company Goldbeck has expanded its production facility for thin sheet metal parts in Treuen (Saxony), creating Europe's most technologically advanced thin sheet metal center. At the moment, it is the only factory building in Germany to have been awarded the DGNB platinum certificate for sustainability.

The official opening ceremony took place in the factory building in a celebratory setting with Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer, the District Administrator of Vogtland Thomas Hennig and guests from politics and business.

 

For over 30 years, Goldbeck has been producing not only steel construction elements in the Vogtland region but also roof and façade components as well as its own complete façades – system components that can be found in almost every Goldbeck building. Goldbeck has now expanded its thin sheet metal production to 7,000 square meters. An office extension of around 1,200 square meters complements the new factory building. It also provides break rooms and changing rooms for production employees. As planned, the hall is completed after just two years of planning and construction. The production is already proceeding.

 

Technologically advanced

Goldbeck is continuing to invest in the future of the Treuen location. Dr. Wulf Härtel, Managing Director of Goldbeck Bauelemente Treuen GmbH, explains: “We manufacture in the new factory building using the latest technology, including robotics and fully automated processes. Digitalized processes help us to make production even more efficient.” The new machines ensure that sheet metal waste is reduced and the material is used optimally.

Supplying Europe from Treuen

In-house production is a central element of Goldbeck's business model of realizing buildings economically, quickly and sustainably with precisely tailored functionality. Lars Luderer, Managing Director of Goldbeck Europe GmbH, explains the scale of the project: “The expansion will create future-proof jobs. The new factory building will also double our production capacity. We supply all of Europe from Treuen.”

 

Continuing the success story in Treuen

The realization of the new factory building marks a new, important milestone in Goldbeck's company history. “Together with our employees, we are continuing the positive developments in Treuen with a very modern thin sheet metal center,” emphasizes company founder Ortwin Goldbeck, who founded the Treuen location in 1992. Today, with around 1,200 employees, it is one of the largest employers in the region.

 

Minister President Kretschmer is excited: “Goldbeck is sending a clear signal for economic growth in Saxony. With the new thin sheet metal production facility, the company is not only strengthening value creation in the state, but also giving people future prospects in an innovative industry. The investment is an important step towards retaining skilled workers in Vogtland and continuing the positive development of the Saxon economy in the Free State and beyond its borders.” District Administrator Hennig added: “Goldbeck and the Vogtland district have been reliable partners at the same level for decades. We offer attractive location conditions with an efficient infrastructure for a sustainable company.”

 

Germany's only factory building with platinum certification from the DGNB

The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) has awarded Goldbeck platinum certification. The award was presented during the opening ceremony. This means that Treuen is currently the only factory building in Germany with platinum certification - in accordance with the DGNB's 2018 version of the New Construction Production usage profile. “Our new factory building is a clear commitment to sustainability. Here we are demonstrating that economic and ecological responsibility work in harmony,” says Jörg-Uwe Goldbeck, Managing Partner of Goldbeck GmbH. A photovoltaic system in combination with an energy storage system increases energy efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions. Electric vehicles can use the self-generated electricity directly via charging points. In order to strengthen biodiversity, Goldbeck has implemented a variety of measures on the site: 32 deciduous trees and 2,000 square meters of native shrubs have been planted, meadows for fruit trees and wildflowers have been created, and nesting boxes for birds, sand lizard habitats and bat roosts have been set up. The long retaining wall is also completely greened.