Expansion project successfully completed
• Polish plant in Bełchatów is now the largest mixing site in the Semperit Group
• Since 2016, around EUR 17 million has flowed into the expansion of the mixing operation
• In-house production of compounds as essential quality factor with cost advantages; supply of rubber compounds to third parties will be evaluated
With five mixing lines and a capacity of 75000 tonnes per year, the Polish plant in Bełchatów will be the largest mixing site in the Semperit Group after completion of the most recent expansion project. Around EUR 17 million was invested in the construction of “Mixer 5” in the past three years. With the new mixing line, 30000 tonnes of rubber compounds can be produced per year, while the mixing capacity at the site is increased by a total of 67 %.
“The in-house production of rubber compounds is a key strategic field for the Semperit Group, which will contribute to future growth. Therefore, we have invested in the expansion of our capacities and are currently evaluating the supplies for other companies through our mixing division”, says Martin Füllenbach, Chairman of the Management Board of Semperit AG Holding.
The Semperit Group has a high demand for tailor-made rubber compounds – in-house mixing is therefore indispensable and guarantees comprehensive quality control at all stages of production. In addition, many years of internal know-how in the mixing division lead to clear annual cost advantages in a high six-digit range.
The mixing activities of the Semperit Group in Europe are concentrated in Wimpassing/Austria, Odry/Czech Republic, Hückelhoven/Germany, and Bełchatów/Poland. The Polish Sempertrans location also supplies compounds to Semperform Profiles in Deggendorf/Germany for the production of window seals.
The publicly listed company Semperit AG Holding is an internationally-oriented group that develops, produces, and sells highly specialised rubber products for the medical and industrial sectors in more than 100 countries worldwide: examination and surgical gloves, hydraulic and industrial hoses, conveyor belts, escalator handrails, construction profiles, cable car rings, and products for railway superstructures. The headquarters of this long-standing Austrian company, which was founded in 1824, are located in Vienna. The Semperit Group employs around 6,800 people worldwide, including about 3,500 in Asia and more than 900 in Austria (Vienna and production site in Wimpassing, Lower Austria). The Group has 14 manufacturing facilities worldwide and numerous sales offices in Europe, Asia, Australia, and America. In 2018, the group generated revenue of EUR 878.5 million and an adjusted EBITDA (without one-off effects) of EUR 50.3 million.