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Fill builds innovation and customer center for mechatronics


Fill Machine Engineering Media Service August 2014 
Industry/Machine Engineering/Innovation/Location
Fill builds innovation and customer center for mechatronics
Groundbreaking ceremony for the next expansion phase at the company site in Gurten, Upper Austria. 16 million euros of Fill´s own finances will be invested.
Fill Machine Engineering extends its investment offensive in the Innviertel region. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Innovation and Customer Center took place in Gurten on 31 July. With an investment volume of around 16 million euros, a global meeting point for the world of mechatronics will be built over the next two years, creating 150 new jobs at Fill. A clear commitment to the Innviertel region and the company site in Gurten. 
Gurten, 19 August 2014 –  Fill Machine Engineering, the family business based in the Innviertel, Austria, is investing 16 million euros in building a state-of-the-art innovation and customer center. It is being financed completely by the company´s own means. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on 31 July. Construction work should be completed by the 50th anniversary of the company´s foundation in June 2016. The project will create 150 new jobs at Fill over the next few years. Construction of the innovative meeting point for the international world of mechatronics represents another milestone in the company´s history.
Safeguarding growth
"In order to meet the ever more stringent quality requirements of our customers around the world and further consolidate our leading position as an innovative machine engineering company, we continuously invest in the infrastructure of our main production plant in Gurten," says CEO and proprietor Andreas Fill. Innovation, networking, and the exchange of views and ideas will take center stage in the new innovation and customer center.
Plenty of room for the new
Alongside150 state-of-the-art workplaces, the Fill Innovation and Customer Center will be equipped with several training and conference rooms featuring the very latest media and communications technology. An auditorium extending over two floors will provide a meeting place for international experts from the widest variety of industries. Lectures, training courses, and events will be held there. 
Two-year construction period
The gross floor area of the new Innovation and Customer Center will be around 4,500 m2. The modern building will be flooded with light through 1,100 m2 of glass and radiate a pleasant, open atmosphere. Building work will be completed predominantly by local companies. The center will be heated in an environmentally friendly manner by the nearby biomass heating plant. Completion is scheduled for June 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of Fill Machine Engineering. 
Corporate data
Fill is a leading international machine and plant manufacturing company for diverse branches of industry. The family-owned business excels in the use of the latest technology and methods in management, communication, and production.
Business operations encompass the fields of metal, plastics and wood for the automotive, aircraft, wind energy, sport and building industries The company is the global market leader in aluminum core removal technology and ski and snowboard production machines. Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner are joint CEOs of the company founded in 1966 that is still completely family-owned and now has more than 600 employees. In 2013, the company recorded sales of almost 115 million euros.
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