Breaking News

Optima investing €50 million in Schwäbisch Hall sites

November 29, 2011

Planning on future expansion, Optima has also purchased a 3 hectare plot of land.

Optima is investing approximately €50 million in the sites in Schwäbisch Hall within the next two years. More than half will go into new buildings and large scale renovations on existing buildings. Upon completion in 2013, the utilizable space will have increased from 30,000 m2 to 50,000 m2. Planning on future expansion, Optima has also purchased a 3 hectare plot of land.

At the same time, manufacturing, administration and research & development will be updated with the latest technology. €25 million has been earmarked in the years 2011/2012 primarily for production machinery, and IT, with additional funds for bringing new technologies to market. Optima will profit from the synergies within the group.

During a celebration, Hans Bühler, the managing partner, made reference to a current pharma project which takes advantage of synergies. He said, "A €15 million order, in which our competencies in sterile filling and pharmaceutical freeze drying are combined."

  • 2015 International Buyers Guide

    2015 International Buyers Guide

    July 21, 2015
    Our annual Buyers’ Guide lists nearly every supplier and producer involved with the global nonwovens industry.

  • Raw Materials Round Up

    Raw Materials Round Up

    Karen McIntyre, editor||June 8, 2015
    Suppliers create additives, preservatives and other specialties to help nonwovens makers meet their goals.

  • Keeping It Clean

    Keeping It Clean

    Tara Olivo, associate editor||June 8, 2015
    Convenience and continued innovation keeps the household wipes market thriving.