“The Factory of the future” of Desma was completed just a year ago – with the first stone laid back in June 2019 – without ever going over budget. The official inauguration, cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, was postponed to 2021, so that both the brand new headquarters and the company’s 75th anniversary could be celebrated together with a major event.
The investment in the new site will allow Desma, worldwide leader in plants and machinery for industrial footwear production, to reinforce its position in the highly competitive scenario of the global market: “We optimised our productive processes and logistics to reinforce our position on the market – confirms CEOs Klaus Freese and Christian Decker – From intake of the individual parts, storage, surface treatment, processing and final assembly right through to delivery of the finished machines, we have now gathered our core processes under one roof.”
The Factory of the Future, located at Desmastrasse 1, extends across 12 thousand square metres of space, with three bays, as well as a three-storey office building with a total floor area of 4,500 square metres. The new complex will allow for greater efficiency when compared to the old site, while reflecting modern workflow principles. The project considered not only the need to create a pleasurable and efficient working environment for employees, but also the ability to eventually cope with Desma’s future growth.
The new production and office spaces should be fully up and running in record time, for the end of July.
Next to the Factory of the Future, the Desma technology park will remain at its former address of Desmastrasse 3/5, which is also home to a branch of Leibniz University Hannover.