New factory hall in Sassenberg
Sassenberg, 19. October 2018 – The new construction of the LMC Caravan GmbH & Co. KG factory was celebrated with a grand opening on 19th October 2018. The modern production hall is going to provide 15.000 caravans for the Erwin Hymer Group SE using the newest and most advanced technology.
In March 2017, the huge project started with a ground-breaking ceremony. 1 ½ years later the extension of the new factory hall was completed and almost duplicated the capacity of the production. Reliable, fast and high quality: Nearly 15.000 caravans are going to be produced in the new hall. Modern technology, a distinctive lean management and motivated factory workers are the best qualifications to produce not only LMC caravans but also the whole range of the Erwin Hymer Group SE caravans.
„With today’s release “Werk Sassenberg” achieves an important milestone in its history,“ says Ulrich Schoppmann, chief executive of the LMC Caravan GmbH & Co. KG. „This is the perfect situation to be thankful to all the involved people, staff, Sassenberg and the district Warendorf. We are proud to say, that we are going to produce our caravans in one of the most advanced and modern caravan-factories in Europe,” so Ulrich Schoppmann.
Since August 2018 caravans are produced in the new factory hall. Modern machines, two additional production lines and an optimized final assembly enables the production of 60 caravans a day. The heart of the efficient and organised production is the liable logistic. The release of the factory optimised different processes in the logistic as well. The implementation of new technologies, an automated small parts warehouse and a separate pallet storage raised the logistic to the next level.
„Today is a special day. After one year of construction the new factory is going to be released. The new machines and manufacturing techniques are a big improvement and optimises our work processes,“ says production manager Timo Ecke. „This step offers us the opportunity to continually provide our customers with quality products made in Sassenberg,” says LMC brand manager Bodo Diller.
Sustainability and the protection of the environment always had a significant role in the whole planning process. A modern and energy-efficient wood log heating is going to reduce the CO2 emission and safes around 300.000 l fuel oil a year. „The usage of the most modern technology and the integration and importance of sustainability always have been in our mind during the planning of the new factory. Our aim was to set a foundation for a sustainable production location,“ says Ulrich Schoppmann.
In addition to the production hall the new factory offers additional offices and a staff restaurant called „Knospe“. The name “Knospe” is associated with the history of LMC. In the 50s a caravan called “Knospe” had an important role in the development of the company. Today the restored original caravan decorates the staff restaurant, which offers around 700 employees fresh and regional food every day.
About LMC Caravan GmbH & Co. KG
Since over 60 years LMC is run with great attention to details regarding tradition, safety and value retention. LMC customers know to appreciate that they can trust the quality of the caravans and motorhomes. The company demonstrates with the release of the new factory that tradition and progress can go hand in hand. You can get more information about LMC on our website https://www.lmc-caravan.de/en, on facebook www.facebook.com/lmc.caravan and youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/LMCcaravaning.
About Erwin Hymer Group
The Erwin Hymer Group unites motorhome and caravan manufacturers, motorhome and caravan accessory specialists as well as hire and financing services under one roof. In financial year 2017/18, the Group achieved a turnover of 2.5 billion euros with more than 7,300 employees world-wide and around 62,000 recreational vehicles.
The motorhome and caravan brands American Fastbacks, Buccaneer, Bürstner, Carado, Cliffride, Compass, Dethleffs, Elddis, Eriba, Etrusco, Hymer, Niesmann+Bischoff, Laika, LMC, Roadtrek, Sunlight and Xplore, the motorhome hire companies Best Time RV, McRent and rent easy, the chassis specialist Goldschmitt, the accessories specialist Movera, the trailer tent manufacturer 3DOG camping and the touring portal freeontour all belong to the Erwin Hymer Group. www.erwinhymergroup.com
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