feco invests at its Karlsruhe site
New production hall with 5,000 sqm area
On July 20, 2022, ground was broken for a new feco production hall. A state-of-the-art production facility is being built next to the company’s existing buildings for the manufacture of the wood and acoustic elements of its system partition walls. feco acquired adjacent plots of land specifically for this purpose. On these, we are building a new production hall with 5,000 square meters of space next to the existing production facilities. The IT-controlled machinery will make the production of the system walls more flexible, more effective and even more attractive for employees, and the new systems will further expand feco’s high in-house vertical integration.
The EG 55 EE-standard (renewable energies) energy-efficiency building will be equipped with photovoltaic elements on its entire roof surface. The wood residues generated during production are extracted, filtered and collected in a chip silo with a capacity of over 500 m3. A wood-burning system connected to it enables the self-sufficient heating and management of the new building, including the necessary process heat. This is a further contribution by the company to resource conservation and sustainability. Completion of the construction project is scheduled for the end of 2023.
Mattias and Mathis Huismans from Karlsruhe-based architectural firm m_architekten GmbH are the architects responsible for the feco invests at its Karlsruhe site. Feco awarded the contract for the extended shell to construction company Lang Bau GmbH & Co KG from Ettlingen. Over the next few months, the contractor will erect the hall supporting-structure consisting of precast reinforced concrete columns and 30-m-long prestressed concrete girders.
Specialist planners: Statics – engineering office of IngenieurGruppe Bauen; heating, ventilation, sanitation – Planungsbüro Heinz Kluge; electrical engineering – RheinNeckar Consult; health and safety coordinator – Ingenieurbüro ip-Roth; and fire protection planning – Architektur + Brandschutz.