egeplast builds new Microduct production hall
Delivery reliability and premium microducts for fibre optic network expansion
egeplast doubles its production capacity for Microducts. For the new production hall, egeplast acquired a 36,000 m2 neighbouring plot of land from the town of Greven, where the new construction will start shortly.
In order to meet the increasing demand for premium microducts, egeplast is doubling its capacity in this field of production. The innovative plant concept is characterised by improved production efficiency, a high degree of flexibility and 100% quality control. The production hall was built according to Lean Production aspects and the latest energy standards by the engineering team headed by Dr. Tobias Hallmann. The complete microduct production will take place in the new 11,000 m2 production hall from the second quarter of 2023.
Ralf Utsch, Head of the Cable Protection Business Unit: “I am delighted with my team! Thanks to the expanded capacities, we will be able to significantly grow our position at Microducts and optimally support the growth of our customers in Europe.”
The expansion of fibre-optic networks in Central Europe is a prerequisite for the digitalisation of society and the economy in the coming years. Based on the current market analysis of the fibre optic association BREKO, the current fibre optic quota in Germany is only around 18 %. According to BREKO, however, this figure will rise very sharply in the next few years as more and more investors invest in fibre infrastructure in Germany with a volume of 50 billion euros in the next five years. With the new plant, egeplast can provide its customers reliable supplies of microducts in premium quality and short transport routes.