Grüsch, Switzerland - Trumpf Laser Marking Systems AG invested $17.8 million to expand the floor space for its product development and manufacturing activities by about 3300 square meters. Opening ceremonies took place on June 4, following slightly more than a year of construction work.
With this new structure, the company is responding to the increased demand for its marking lasers from around the world with orders having risen 70 percent in comparison with the previous year.
The new structure doubles the production floor space formerly available. The building is outfitted with an isolated clean room meeting high cleanliness standards – significant in terms of product quality. All the work is now carried out on a single level, making for easier control of the procedures. All in all, this new structure has brought about a significant improvement in manufacturing and logistics processes. Since its founding in 2001, Trumpf Laser Marking Systems AG has generated revenues of more than $629 million.
This new structure is making a clear commitment to the Grüsch campus in Prättigau Valley, in the Canton of Graubünden, said Peter Leibinger, vice chairman of the Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG and president of the Laser Technology and Electronics Division. "Second only to Schramberg, Grüsch is a major center for the development and production of solid-state lasers. The ten thousand marking lasers already in place give us good reason to look optimistically into the future. The Prättigau area is home to many highly educated and committed employees with excellent skills. That is why we are continuing to expand the site."
Along with the Trumpf buildings already in place at Grüsch, the pavilion blends in harmoniously with the Alpine panorama. When planning and erecting the building, great attention was attached to sustainability. That is why renewable materials such as wood were selected. Over and above that, only resources available in abundant quantities – including gravel, limestone, and glass – were used in construction. The building is also distinguished by the ergonomically correct design of its workplaces.