2015-05-05 | € 8 million investment package to be completed in May 2015
The family-owned company FN Neuhofer Holz is celebrating the 365th anniversary of its establishment this year and Franz Neuhofer is the 10th generation of the family to lead the company. The 11th generation, represented by daughter Victoria, is already providing active support at the company.
Substantial investments were made in 2013 and 2014 in the latest systems in the sectors of planing and coating technology as well as in packaging robots and system chains in order to be able to continue to support the location of Zell am Moos / Austria in the future.
This investment of 8 million Euros will now be completed in May 2015 with the initial operation of the remaining packaging robots.
There will be a total of six fully automatic robots in place with other equipment that extends capacity. 'Industry 4.0' ‒ the efficient interaction of the machinery ‒ is becoming increasingly important and is already playing a decisive role at FN Neuhofer Holz. This relates especially to master computers that communicate perfectly with the machines.
Last year this family-owned firm achieved an increase in turnover of approximately 4.2 percent to 42.5 million Euros. This is an optimum prerequisite for further massive work on the realisation of a new location concept in the coming five years so that product flow can be processed as efficiently as possible from delivery of raw materials to the shipping of the final product. The construction of a new office building with a spacious showroom and further production area is also planned as part of this concept.
"Of course it is of great advantage that it is possible to make rapid decisions in a family-owned company and that the realisation happens very quickly," says Managing Director Franz Neuhofer.
Despite this rapid growth FN Neuhofer Holz is still placing great emphasis on the fulfilment of individual customer requests, for example with regard to profiles, surfaces, delivery quantities and deadlines. Neuhofer can also offer its clients all accessories for floors, walls and ceilings from a single source, which saves them the complexity of different manufacturers and thus valuable time and costs.
"We offer you more" is more than just a slogan to us. It stands as an honest promise for all of our products and services. We are not just living out our economic way of thinking for this moment but rather sustainably and across generations. The creation of values is a valid aim for us both now and in the future. Our vision for the coming years is clearly defined: we want to become the global market leader for ceilings and profiles and to enter new markets with new product lines. "We are looking forward to taking this route together with our customers and partners," says Franz Neuhofer.