The previous storage areas at the ZKW Group headquarters have reached their capacity limits. Because of this, the lighting systems manufacturer is constructing a new logistics building for production supply, which will offer 62,000 container storage spaces. In the future, materials will be transported fully automatically through the plant to the manufacturing line via a three-kilometer-long conveyor system. The new hall will be built on part of the existing parking area on Scheibbser Strasse. Accordingly, new parking spaces will be created on Rottenhauser Strasse. Construction is scheduled to start in April 2020 and the new logistics system is scheduled to go into operation in the summer of 2021. By building a new logistics center, ZKW is investing an additional 17 million euros in the Wieselburg site. The expansion is intended to strengthen competitiveness and create space for further value creation. “Particularly in this tense economic situation in the automotive industry, it is important to invest at the right time,” says Oliver Schubert, CEO of the ZKW Group.
The ZKW Group is expanding its manufacturing capacity at its international locations. The plant in Silao, Mexico, which went into operation in 2015, will be expanded by 19,000 square meters of production space by the end of 2020. It is planned to double the staffing level by 2023. High-quality headlamps for premium automobile manufacturers such as BMW, Daimler, and Volvo are manufactured in Silao. ZKW is investing a total of around 67.5 million euros at the site in Mexico.
The largest expansion project in ZKW’s history has already gone into operation in Krušovce, Slovakia. The production space here has been doubled to around 78,000 square meters. With around 2,500 employees, the plant is ZKW’s second largest production site. In Krušovce, main headlamps and fog lamps are manufactured and new lighting systems developed. “Despite the tense economic situation in the automotive industry, we are continuing to expand our locations in order to remain competitive in the long term,” explains Oliver Schubert, CEO of the ZKW Group, with regards to the strategy.
The newly developed “stripeZ” lighting module from ZKW Lichtsysteme GmbH in Wieselburg was awarded the German Design Award 2020 in the category “Automotive Parts & Accessories”. The decisive factor for the jury was the particularly compact design of the lighting element, which allows for new design options for the main headlamps and front end of the vehicle. The stripeZ module consists of an LED-based product family with low lens height and an integrated cooling element. Compared to conventional LED elements, the technology has significantly smaller dimensions with the same light performance. “The award is very important to us, as the topic of design is becoming increasingly important in automotive lighting and sensor systems. Car manufacturers have increasingly higher requirements with regards to appearance, which is why we have to develop trend-setting designs,” according to Oliver Schubert, CEO of the ZKW Group.
ZKW Lichtsysteme GmbH from Wieselburg received the Lower Austrian Innovation Prize, valued at 10,000 euros, on October 1st for a new kind of lighting module.
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Sales in 2018 marked another record year for the ZKW Group. The globally active specialist for innovative premium lighting and electronic systems increased its consolidated group sales to 1.34 billion euros. At the same time, the corporate staffing level grew to around 9,700 employees at the end of 2018.