With the new construction of the 5,000 m2 production and sawing centre, the Munk Group has now completed investment projects with a total volume of 20 million euros. | © MUNK GmbH With the new construction of the 5,000 m2 production and sawing centre, the Munk Group has now completed investment projects with a total volume of 20 million euros. | © MUNK GmbH

Next step towards the future

Munk Group puts new production and sawing centre into operation

02/08/2022

Press release

Another milestone for the "Future Munk" project: the family-owned Munk Group has now commissioned a new production and sawing centre for the Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik division at the company's headquarters in Günzburg. With the start of production in the 5,000 m2 production hall, the company has completed two investments with a total volume of 20 million euros within the past two years. In the summer of 2021, the Munk Group had opened the new location for its Munk rescue technology division in neighbouring Leipheim.

"I am very pleased that we can now expand capacity for our mainstay, Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik, as planned. With the new production and sawing centre, we are optimising the complete workflow in manufacturing. In view of the full order books and our strong growth, this is more important than ever," explains Ferdinand Munk, the owner and managing director of the Munk Group.

A modern production hall with a sawing centre, a state-of-the-art semi-automated conveyor system for material logistics and spacious social rooms have been built on an area of 5,000 m2. The hall roof will be equipped with a photovoltaic system on an area of more than 3,200 m2, which will supply an output of 450 kwP. "We have planned this with absolute foresight and, as you can see in the current situation, it is of enormous importance to generate electricity and energy requirements from our own resources as well and to make ourselves as independent as possible. At the end of the year, we will also put a wood chip plant into operation in order to become more self-sufficient in terms of heating as well," says Munk.

Sustainable concept

The new building on the company premises in Günzburg is thus an important mosaic stone in the company's sustainability concept, which envisages consistent energy-saving production and the responsible use of resources. According to Munk, the delivery area for trucks - which is designed like a sluice - was consciously designed to save energy and is a further building block in this regard.

The optimisation of the material and production processes that has now been realised is based on a joint scientific project with Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. "Here we have gained interesting optimisation potential and I am very pleased that we can now implement this accordingly," explains Ferdinand Munk. The Munk Group's new production hall is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery such as a laser cutting machine, a partially automated racking system and paternoster racking. "This gives us a big plus in terms of efficiency, as it optimises the manufacturing processes to the maximum and increases our productivity. The exterior design of the hall not only offers additional parking areas with sustainable planting, but also dimmable and thus energy-saving and insect-friendly lighting.

Potential for restructuring

For the Munk Group, the opening of the new production and sawing centre is also the start of a restructuring of production. "We are gaining new capacity on the site as a result and can now also optimise processes in the areas and departments that have become vacant. This will be another exciting project," explains Ferdinand Munk.

The Munk Group then immediately used the day of the official opening to celebrate the company's employee party. "This was a great opportunity to thank our team for what we have achieved together. It was really nice that we could finally get together again socially," says Ferdinand Munk.

About the MUNK Group

With its business units MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik, MUNK Rettungstechnik, MUNK Profiltechnik and MUNK Service, the MUNK Group is one of the leading suppliers of access solutions and rescue equipment and corresponding service solutions. As a technology and innovation leader in access solutions, the name Munk stands for safety made in Germany. The company is now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Munk family. With the reorganisation under the umbrella of the MUNK Group, the former Günzburger Steigtechnik GmbH has given itself an even more clearly differentiated company structure to ensure its future and is making it clear with its name that the company will remain in family hands. Under the motto: One family. One name. One mission.

In the MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik business unit for access solutions, the MUNK Group carries over 2,500 products in its standard range, from ladders for commercial, public and private use to mobile scaffolding, platforms, stairs and bridging steps to custom-made special constructions. These include, for example, work and maintenance platforms, docking systems, walkways and assembly platforms, which, in the era of digitalisation, can also be automatically adapted to the respective environment using the latest control technology.

In the MUNK Rettungstechnik business unit for rescue equipment, the company offers access solutions and transport logistics for fire, rescue and disaster relief operations. These include, for example, multi-functional ladders, scaling and push-up extension ladders, rescue platforms, toolboxes, station equipment and a wide range of mobile containers. In the MUNK Service business unit, the MUNK Group bundles the areas of installation, testing, repair and maintenance of access solutions and rescue equipment, as well as seminars.

The youngest business division, MUNK Profiltechnik, offers high-quality technology for individual and professional configurations with a functional and sophisticated profile system.

The MUNK Group is always drawing attention to itself with new ideas that offer customers real added value in practice. It has already received several awards for its innovations, its economic development, its responsible and sustainable actions and as a family-friendly employer – most recently from the Oskar Patzelt Foundation as one of the three most impressive companies in the German SME sector. The company is also one of the top 100 innovators in the SME sector in 2021.

The MUNK Group manufactures exclusively in its home region of Günzburg. It was also the first provider ever to be audited by TÜV Nord in 2010 with the certified proof of origin “Made in Germany” and grants a guarantee of 15 years on all standard made in Germany products. The MUNK Group employs around 400 people at its headquarters in Günzburg and Leipheim and is currently investing around 20 million euros in its sites.

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PR Manager

Bettina Sauter-Kueres

MUNK GmbH
Rudolf-Diesel-Straße 23
89312
Günzburg
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