Construction work started on Schubert’s largest facility investment to date at EUR 38 million: a new final assembly hall with an office wing is said to be completed by June 2023. The building covers a total area of over 12,000 square meters. Pallets of building materials, excavators and a crane have been brought to the construction site. The project is developed in collaboration with the Fessel architects and several specialist planners.
This project required the L2218 road between Crailsheim and Dinkelsbühl to be relocated in 2019. The idea of relocating the road near the Schubert site to create a new building area convinced the city of Crailsheim as well as the Stuttgart Regional Council, Schubert explained.
“We are very pleased that a large family-owned company like Schubert is investing in this location and providing many new jobs in our city with the new building,” said Jörg Steuler, Crailsheim’s City Planning Officer.
“The expansion will open up space for 300 employees,” says Peter Schubert, who, as assistant to his father Ralf Schubert, Managing Partner at the company, is also involved in the project’s technical organization in addition to engineering and design.
Schubert said the plans prioritize the comfort of the employees in the new building: “Lunch breaks can be spent on the green roof terrace with a far-reaching view over the fields just as well as in the comfortably designed break rooms,” said Ralf Schubert. Visitor rooms will be created on the ground floor, where customers will also be welcomed. A flexible meeting room system will enable events with up to 140 people to be held in the new building.
Climate neutrality by the end of 2023
Sustainability also played a major role in planning the new building. “We want to produce and manufacture in an entirely CO2-neutral way by the end of 2023, so the building will be equipped with a sustainable energy concept,” explained Ralf Schubert. The packaging machine manufacturer decided to use ice storage technology for heating and cooling. A photovoltaic system with an output of roughly 400 kWp (kilowatts-peak) will also be installed on the roof of the new building.