The HELUKABEL Group, which develops cable system solutions, has announced it will build a new facility in Haan, Germany, to house its robotic dress pack and drag chain system subsidiaries under one roof. The new building will also serve as the headquarters for its Rhine-Ruhr sales branch, with completion set for 2025.
Robotec Systems’ core business is robotic dress pack solutions, and has been a subsidiary of HELUKABEL since 2012, operating out of Duisburg, a suburb of Dusseldorf in northwest Germany. EKD Systems, which recently joined the HELUKABEL Group in early 2022, specializes in developing and producing cable drag chains made of steel, stainless steel, and plastic. Because of similarities in both customers and business areas, the company said it is hoping for synergistic effects from the move to the new location to help support its global sales network.
In addition to its core capabilities as a manufacturer of cables, wires and accessories, HELUKABEL has added to its portfolio in recent years to include cable assemblies, robotic dress packs, drag chains, cable storage and processing equipment.
“On the one hand, we are expanding our capacity with the new building so that we can continue to grow,” said Andreas Hoppe, chief financial officer at HELUKABEL. The goal is to increase the current number of employees on site from 70 to 150 by 2030. “On the other hand, we are in an even better position to integrate our joint capabilities in order to offer our customers ready-to-use and completely customized electrical connection technology solutions.”
HELUKABEL said the city of Haan was chosen for several reasons. “Its geographical proximity to our previous locations is hugely advantageous,” said Hoppe. “After all, many of our existing customers are located here, and our employees do not have to face a longer commute. The excellent infrastructure and attractive location in the middle of the economically strong Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region were also strong reasons for choosing Haan.”
For more details on HELUKABEL and its automation offerings, visit its website here.