Assembly plant for thermoforming machines to start production in 2020
Illig expands to Romania
9. Mai 2019
ILLIG celebrated the official groundbreaking ceremony together with official representatives of the Romanian municipalities Sibiu and Șura Mică for the building of ILLIG Maschinenbau S.R.L. on April 4th. The facilities will also include office space and bring 50 jobs to the community.
In the industrial park in Șura Mică, 8 kilometers northwest of the county capital city of Sibiu, a modern 60,000 qm assembly plant for high-tech machines is being built. ILLIG is a leading supplier of thermoforming and mold systems for thermoplastics. The family-owned and -operated thermoforming manufacturer offers a wide range of products and services that include the development, design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of complex production lines and components.
“ILLIG will be building thermoforming machines from its machine program at the new assembly plant, which will enable us to meet the growing market demands,” explains ILLIG Managing Director Dr. Heinrich Sielemann. The company is investing a total of around ten million euros in the new assembly plant, the second of its kind for ILLIG outside Germany. The region of Sibiu is ideal from an infrastructural standpoint with easy access via road, rail and air.
“In Șura Mică, we have found the ideal location that meets our needs in terms of growth. Apart from the infrastructural advantages of the region, being close to a cultural hub, the multilingualism of the local people and the educational opportunities offered in the region, all make it an excellent choice to further our company's traditional values,” affirms Dr. Sielemann.
The new location Managing Director of ILLIG Maschinenbau S.R.L, Mihai Talabă, is happy with the investment from the German parent company: “This investment will mean 50 new skilled labor positions for the people of the region in the first step. We already have ten employees who are currently receiving training at ILLIG headquarters in Heilbronn, Germany.”