Vogelsang: new assembly hall for liquid manure spreading systems
Essen (Oldenburg), Germany, May 26, 2021 – 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 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 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 four 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.
Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG develops, produces and distributes highly-engineered equipment that is easy to maintain. The head office is located in Essen (Oldenburg) in Lower Saxony. Founded in 1929 as a manufacturer of agricultural machinery, the company has grown to become a specialist in individually configurable machines for the agricultural technology, biogas, industrial, transportation, and waste water sectors. At present, the mid-sized, innovative family business employs over 1000 people worldwide. Vogelsang ensures the highest production quality through its research, development and manufacturing operations at its location in Germany. As an international company, Vogelsang operates manufacturing centers domestically and abroad. A continuously growing network of subsidiaries and representatives allows Vogelsang to be present in more than 25 locations worldwide, in all European countries and important industrialized nations in the world. The company has been awarded several times the title of “Germany's innovation leader” by the Prognos AG economic research institute.