SAERTEX® LOCATION IN PORTUGAL EXPANDING
SAERTEX Portugal is quickly expanding its production capacity by 50 percent to meet the fast-growing demand for multiaxial non-crimp fabrics made of glass, carbon and aramid fibers.
It is increasing the production area of its plant in the northern Portuguese town of Lanheses by 2,300 square meters. The first machines have already been installed, and production is scheduled to begin at the new plant in July 2016. The expansion also means that SAERTEX® Portugal is creating at least ten new jobs. “Our customers expect top quality and short delivery times. By expanding our location in Portugal, we want to ensure they get both over the long term,” explains Managing Partner Klaus Lammers.
With an annual turnover of approx. EUR 320 Mio. €, the family-owned company SAERTEX® is the global market leader in the manufacture of multiaxial fabrics (non-crimp fabrics) and core materials for the production of fiber-reinforced composites. Customers in wind, aerospace, automotive, sports and boat building industry rely on SAERTEX® reinforcement materials made from glass, carbon and aramid fibers to achieve lightweight, enhanced stiffness and corrosion resistance. Mainly for segments like shipbuilding, railways, oil & gas and construction the company offers additionally services to support customers in the transformation of components from steel to composite – from calculations and process development to serial part production. With some 1,300 employees and ten production sites on five continents, as well as an active distribution network in more than 50 countries, the SAERTEX® Group is globally positioned, to satisfy the rising demand for advanced-technology composite solutions.