At the ground-breaking ceremony on 25 September 2008, URACA fired the gun for the building of a new production hall. By autumn 2009, approximately €4.8 million will have been invested in the Bad Urach location. The construction of the production hall is primarily for the accommodation of new machining centres, meaning an expansion in production. Thus, the family company from Bad Urach is creating ideal conditions for the manufacture of high-pressure plunger pumps and, at the same time, extending its manufacturing depth.
A continuous growth in revenue has had a great impact on URACA over the past few years. In view of these developments and of the high quality demands on URACA products, the decision for a new building was made. Another major factor is that the company will be able to advance technologically and increase production. For 850m² of additional production area and a further 320m² of storage space, approximately €2.4 million is being invested. Construction is due to finish mid-February 2009, which will be followed by the moving and installation of the present machinery. A further €2.4 million will be invested in new machinery and machining centres by mid-October 2009.
Axel Leiss, deputy mayor of Bad Urach, praised the investment of a forward-looking production in the location, calling it “a good day for the town”. District administrator, Thomas Reumann, summed up the construction project with the words, “success needs space. More success needs more space.” With a business investment of nearly €5 million, the company is safeguarding jobs for the district and demonstrating responsibility for society as a whole.
The completion of the production hall will help to ensure that the company will continue to be internationally competitive. After all, more than 60% of revenue goes to customers abroad. Together with the high degree of qualifications and loyalty of the employees, in-house production of all important and high-quality components contributes to maintaining consistently high quality, as well as delivery reliability.