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In the „Altgefäll“ industrial park space for progress is in creation. Two innovative companies based in Pforzheim realize a joint construction project and create new interesting jobs.
The HMP group is expanding its facility for the production of lightweight automotive components by 2.500m². The facility was purchased and occupied in 2013. Since then, many new customers were won and further projects realized so that it became apparent already in 2017 that additional space is required. In addition to lightweight components, the HMP Group also manufacturers machines and systems for near-net-shape forming applications. At two locations in Pforzheim, approximately 250 employees work on innovative solutions for industrial customers from around the world. The group generates a turnover of approximately 50 million euros and has grown strongly in the past ten years.
For more than 30 years and now with more than 350 employees, Klingel medical metal GmbH is among Europe's leading suppliers in the field of metal cutting for precision technology in medical industry, measurement and control technology as well as aerospace. Since the company has been founded in 1986, the production space has been expanded three times at the location in the “Altgefäll” industrial park in Pforzheim (1999, 2006, 2014). The healthy growth and the positive business results in recent years have, together with HMP, made it possible to realize a new building by the end of 2019 in which the Klingel medical metal company will expand its current 9,500 m² of production space by approximately 6,500 m² which will be used for its future growth. The consistent orientation to the market and customers, the further expansion of the value chain as well as focus on highly complex, difficult-to-machine implants and components and doing so in combination with highly motivated employees and state-of-the art production machines will further ensure the success of the company. Investments in machines will be over market average in the coming years.
Overall, 9,145 m² of space will be created for ideas, new production processes and products. It is expected that at least 200 new jobs will be created in the next few years. Two globally active Pforzheim companies thereby demonstrate their commitment to Pforzheim as a business location!
Less is more – Lightweight Technology from Baden-Württemberg
Over 700 lightweight technology companies currently offer their products and services in BW Germany. In addition, there are more than 100 research institutes exploring the potential of lightweight technologies and development.