Leister expands production in Obwalden

The Leister Group is investing 35 million Swiss francs in the expansion of its production facilities in Obwalden. The welding equipment manufacturer employs 500 people at the location.

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The Leister Group’s business is going well and it needs to boost its capacity to secure supply capability and sustainable growth.

For this reason, it has announced the expansion of its production infrastructure at the companies Leister Technologies AG in Sarnen in the canton of Obwalden und Axetris AG in Kägiswil.

The group is investing 35 million Swiss francs in the expansion of its production line, according to a statement.

Leister Technologies AG will merge the production of plastic welding equipment, process heat modules and laser systems for plastic welding at the Sarnen Ried location. A new build will extend the existing production building, allowing for the expansion of the Axetris AG clean rooms in the Kägiswil location. 

A five-storey building with 8,000 storage bins and a basement with a car park will be constructed in Sarnen. Both the existing building and the new build will “be designed in accordance with the latest methods of Industry 4.0”, revealed the statement.

Thanks to a photovoltaic system on the roof and the existing ground water heat pump, the building will be operated in a sustainable manner. It is scheduled to be ready for use in spring 2019.   

“With these two construction projects, the Leister Group continues to put its faith in the Obwalden location for the future as well,” wrote the company in the statement. 500 of the Leister Group’s 760 employees work in Obwalden. The headquarters is in Kägiswil. 

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