"This step contributes to our growth target, strengthens our position in the market and brings more opportunities for our German customers", says Paul Schipper, CEO of 247TailorSteel, in reference to the construction project. The company is building a machine park with a total production area of 10,000 m2 at its site in Hilden near Düsseldorf. Full operation of the plant is planned for summer 2020.
Customers will then benefit from even better service and faster delivery. With the new high-tech machinery and the Sophia® online portal, they can place their orders online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, receive a quote within just one minute and have their product delivered within 48 hours.
Around 130 employees will ultimately work in the new factory. In a first step, 247TailorSteel will start with a staff of 45. Petra Wassner, CEO of NRW.INVEST, also believes this is a real gain for the region: "We are delighted to greet another company from the Netherlands, our most important investor country, to North Rhine-Westphalia, and would like to extend a warm welcome to 247TailorSteel. We wish you great success in the further development of your company and will of course continue to be happy to advise you."
247TailorSteel is Europe's leading manufacturer of custom-made metal sheets, tubes and edging parts and employs more than 500 people throughout Germany.