Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG has expanded its capacity for production of liquid manure spreading systems at its headquarters in Essen (Oldenburg), Germany. The 3,850 square-meter (41,441 square-foot) hall has new assembly stations, offices and break rooms.
“By extending our production capacity, we are meeting the high demand for legally compliant spreading technologies. The BlackBird trailing shoe system with a working width of 24 meters (79 feet) will be assembled in the new hall, amongst other things,” says Hugo Vogelsang, managing director of Vogelsang. He adds, “We have also created more space for our employees to chat or relax with the additional break rooms.”
Natural Light and Solar Energy for Sustainable Production
The mechanical engineering firm invested around 4 million euros in the hall, which was planned and built with a focus on good working conditions and sustainability. Strip lighting ensure that there is plenty of natural light and comfortable ambient conditions all while saving energy. Additional lighting in the hall is controlled based on the level of natural light as well as whether or not any employees are present.
Furthermore, it is planned to equip the roof of the hall with a 400 kilowatt peak (kWp) photovoltaic system. This will allow the system to generate up to 400,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) annually. The solar energy that is produced will be fed into Vogelsang’s power grid via the new technological building and will cover a part of the company’s annual energy requirements. The assembly hall is set for commissioning in the third quarter of this year.