Wedemark, Germany - Jul 14, 2010 - With its new Production and Technology Centre, one of the most modern assembly plants in Northern Germany, Sennheiser has completed the largest construction project in its 65-year history. The project began in November 2008. The new Production and Technology Centre houses mechanical manufacturing, production equipment construction, assembly stations, manual assembly, test areas and offices. 440 people work in the building. The centre also accommodates a production technology lab, where the engineering and production departments work closely together to develop, test and optimize workstations, machinery and inspection equipment.
Sennheiser spent approximately €15 million on the new facility, not including the costs involved in moving production from Burgdorf and transferring the engineering department. As part of the construction of the new building, all manufacturing processes were reorganized to create increased efficiencies for the future.
The move from Burgdorf to Wennebostel took eight weeks, and involved moving 230 machines -- the heaviest of which weighed around 10 tons. The new facility was built next to the existing production building and the two sites are linked together.
In addition to its headquarters and assembly plant in Germany, Sennheiser owns two other manufacturing sites: Tullamore, Ireland, which specializes in manufacturing headphones, headphone capsules, monitor loudspeakers and installed sound products; and Albuquerque, NM, which specializes in manufacturing wireless microphone and monitoring systems.