Hubtex is building an additional production facility and a new customer centre at its Fulda HQ. Set to be completed by September, the move is aimed at enabling the manufacturer of industrial trucks for handling long, heavy and bulky goods to continue to meet the ever-growing demand for special-purpose vehicles and Industry 4.0 solutions.
Presented in 2015 alongside the opening of a new production facility, the FluX, MaxX and DQ-X series of forklift trucks have gone on to become bestsellers. In combination with a growing number of orders for special-purpose vehicles in the field of wood, aviation and final storage solutions for the Industry 4.0 era, this led to a high level of capacity utilisation at the manufacturer. This development has prompted Hubtex to expand its headquarters in Fulda, through the construction of a new production facility. Spanning approximately 1,130 square metres, the building is primarily set to be used for the production of special-purpose vehicles for the aviation and final storage sectors. The company is also constructing a building covering an area of 260 square metres to house function rooms and a project office. Construction of the new production facility is scheduled to be completed at the end of June 2018. “In view of the ever-growing demand for smart special-purpose vehicles, we have decided to expand production again,” explains Hans-Joachim Finger, Managing Director, Sales and Procurement, at Hubtex. “At the same time, we are also building a new customer centre that will allow us to devise and present customised solution concepts in close collaboration with users.”