Major investment at sfm medical devices GmbH in Wächtersbach.
sfm "Plant 2" - impressive new building in Wächtersbach / Germany. This represents the largest investment in the company's history and includes a new sterilization plant and the expansion of the logistics area. The focus here is on occupational safety, environmental protection and sustainability.
Purchase of land from the Main-Kinzig district utility company
The company sfm medical devices GmbH will expand in Wächtersbach. This step was made possible by the purchase of the neighboring property of Kreiswerke Main-Kinzig a few years ago. Afterwards, plans were made to renew and expand the technical facilities in order to meet the growing demands of the medical devices market. The first step will be to construct a building for the new sterilization facility and a new logistics area.
sfm plant 2
The current headquarters of sfm, including administration and production, has approx. 250 employees (plant 1). The future extensions (plant 2) in northern direction, represents now the new planned sterilization building. At the same time, a new logistics building is being built, which will centrally connect Plant 1 and Plant 2. In the future, incoming and outgoing goods will be efficiently handled there.
- New logistics area with around 600m²
- New sterilization building with a floor area of 1,080m².
- Sterilization capacity will be increased from 8-pallets to 12-pallets
- New chemical-microbiological laboratory with offices on about 100m²
Occupational safety, environmental protection and sustainability
In addition to the claim to install one of the most modern sterilization plants, occupational safety, environmental protection and sustainability have a very high priority. The permits for the operation are checked and approved by the Darmstadt Regional Council within the framework of the strict Federal Immission Control Act. For this purpose, numerous expert reports were prepared to prove that the latest laws for protection against harmful environmental effects, e.g. for water, air and noise, are complied with. Furthermore, the building was planned according to the high energy efficiency house standard 40, which requires only 40% of the primary energy demand. Supporting this, the entire newly created roof area will be used for photovoltaics to promote sustainability with renewable energies.
Construction is scheduled to begin in 2023. Due to the high level of mechanization, we anticipate a construction period of 1.5 years.
Site preparations for the construction of the new sterilization plant will start in May.
First, the large piles of gravel from the demolition of the old building have to be moved so that further soil investigations can be carried out underneath. In addition, an old gasoline separator must be excavated and disposed of properly.