Growth and certainty in turbulent times
The iMPREG Group is expanding, with additional production lines at a new location in southern Germany
As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of UV-cured pipe liners, the iMPREG Group is significantly extending its production capacities in Europe.
In addition to the existing plants in Ammerbuch (Germany), Richmond (USA), and Taicang (China), the fourth manufacturing site recently commenced operations. The Ammerbuch site and the nearby new Gärtringen location principally supply the German home market, as well as the markets in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Russia.
By means of additional production lines at the new site, iMPREG is now able to fulfil the increased demand in the market, and short-term customer requests can now be handled even more quickly. At the same time, a clear signal is sent to the customers in these globally uncertain times. “In the future, in addition to outstanding products and service, we want to continue to provide our customers with the impressive supply capability that today they already expect from us and appreciate. That means certainty for everyone concerned”, says Robert Papp, COO of the iMPREG Group.
The expansion follows the most successful year in the 20+ years of the Group’s history. A manufacturing site was opened in China in 2017, and one opened in the USA last year. Worldwide 2,000 km of liners can currently be produced every year: 450 km of these in Gärtringen alone.
At the new location, around 70 new jobs have been created in manufacturing and administration. The employees are directly or indirectly involved in the manufacture of the high-quality UV pipe liners on a total surface exceeding 4500 square metres.
Already planning for the future today: The new location provides further growth options for the future – thus, for example, the production capacity can be increased when required, and this also guarantees continuing certainty and flexibility for the customers.