Facilities expanded

Profine Group has expanded its production facilities in Pirmasens, Germany for the “continued growth of the Kömmerling brand in key markets”, including the UK.

The international manufacturer of PVCU profiles recently purchased a 750,000ft2 site in Pirmasens, which is located on the opposite side of the federal road B10, in the immediate vicinity of the existing Profine factory premises, which already boasts 2.6 million square-feet of space.

From summer 2018, Profine plans to develop the new production site as part of a long-term growth strategy, which will also see an increase in the workforce from the current level of 1,200, making it one of the largest employers in the area.

CEO of Profine Group Dr Peter Mrosik said the company plans to invest up to 100 million euros by 2022.

Stefan Seidel, managing director of Kömmerling and Profine in the UK, said: “This investment in Germany will not only support their local geographical market, but also our activities in the UK. We have a firm strategic plan in place for the UK, which is both exciting and dynamic and I look forward to sharing it with our profile partners in due course.”