RAMPF breaks ground on EUR 11 million facility

RAMPF Tooling Solutions will use the new facility to produce styling, modeling and working boards made from polyurethane and epoxy.

The RAMPF Group, Wixom, Mich., is expanding its production capacity at the Grafenberg, Germany site. The new facility will provide RAMPF Tooling Solutions with a total of 4,000 square meters over two levels for producing styling, modeling and working boards made from polyurethane and epoxy.

“With both  RAMPF Tooling Solutions and  RAMPF Polymer Solutions showing excellent growth, we have decided to launch an additional production facility at our Grafenberg site,” said RAMPF Holding CEO Matthias Rampf. “The new building will give both companies the physical capacity for further growth and also create new jobs.”

At a total cost of around EUR 11 million, the two-story production facility will provide an additional 4,000 square meters of space and is the largest investment that RAMPF has ever made. The facility will be built on land adjacent to the RAMPF Innovation Center.

RAMPF Tooling Solutions will use the new facility to produce styling, modeling and working boards made from polyurethane and epoxy. These are used in original, cubing, and presentation models, as well as in design and form studies across industries including the automotive, motorsports, aerospace, shipbuilding, and wind energy sectors.

Once construction is complete, the production areas currently used by RAMPF Tooling Solutions and RAMPF Polymer Solutions will be handed over in full to RAMPF Polymer Solutions. “The space that will be freed up when the new building is ready is crucial, as global demand for RAMPF casting resin systems for sealing, bonding, casting, and coating has significantly increased in the last few years,” says Rampf. “What’s more, the move will allow us to restructure and update the existing facilities so that we can further optimize our process chains.”

The expansion will also create new jobs: “The new production building will result in up to 15 new positions. The expansion in capacity at RAMPF Polymer Solutions will also lead to an increase in staff,” adds Rampf.

The new production facility is set to be ready for use in mid-2017.