MR expands global production capacities

The company is responding to the rapidly increasing global demand for transformers and energy technology.


MR expands global production capacities

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Germany, Regensburg: Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR) is responding to the rapidly increasing global demand for transformers and energy technology with an unprecedented expansion of its production capacities. Managing Director Wilfried Breuer said: “We are investing proactively and massively in all areas that help us to meet the needs of our customers in the best possible way. To this end, we have initiated a number of measures to increase our workforce, invest in tools and production areas, and optimize our infrastructure.”

Managing Director Holger Michalka, responsible for production and infrastructure worldwide, commented: “Our investment priorities are at the Regensburg site, in the USA, China, Italy and Oberursel near Frankfurt, Germany. At the lead factory in Regensburg we are starting to expand production lines, test benches and building infrastructure increasing capacity by 25% by 2025 – particularly for high-demand products. Further steps are also being planned to double the production space in Regensburg. As a first step, three additional production bays with an investment volume of around 20 million euros will go into operation by mid-2025.”

MR reports that by expanding and increasing production volume at the Suzhou site near Shanghai, additional capacities for VACUTAP® tap-changer variants will be available from July 2024, shortening delivery times for Chinese customers and transformer manufacturers.

At the end of July 2024, a new production building will go into operation at the Humboldt, Tennessee, USA plant for bolt-on tap-changers. With investments amounting to $3 million, capacities have been expanded by 45% and will increase by a further 25% by 2025. Provision has already been made for future expansion and sufficient reserve space has been secured.

Production capacities will also be expanded in 2024 at the production sites for transformer accessories and instrumentation of MESSKO in Oberursel, and in Italy at CEDASPE in Milan and Reinhausen Italy in Trissino to meet the sharp rise in demand.

Source: Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen