The Menzel Elektromotoren plant is progressing towards on-schedule completion. The test field cabin includes a customer lounge.

Menzel Elektromotoren expands with state-of-the-art motor plant in Germany

Aug. 22, 2023
Berlin facility will accommodate growing demand for larger, more complex drive systems with a variety of auxiliary equipment, such as transformers, converters, controllers and starters

In recent years, German manufacturer Menzel Elektromotoren has seen a growing demand for larger, more complex drive systems with a variety of auxiliary equipment, such as transformers, converters, controllers and starters.

At the new motor plant of Menzel Elektromotoren, which is currently being built in Hennigsdorf, Germany, near Berlin, the interior construction has now been completed on schedule. Moving to the new site with a total area of 24,000 sq m, the electric-motor manufacturer will increase its floor space and capacities, optimize the factory layout for an efficient production flow and is planning to create additional jobs. The crane capacities will be increased to 80 tons, and the entire shop floor will be accessible via two crane levels.

The new test facilities are tailored to meet the need for larger motors. For example, the area for load testing of large machines and generators has been significantly enhanced to cater for the largest frame sizes and loadings. A two-floor construction inside the load test field will house the control room, offices for the test field technicians and a separate lounge from which customers can observe ongoing tests.

The soundproofing measures have been completed, and heavy-duty racks for shelf loads of 6,000 kg have been procured, which will accommodate part of the large Menzel motor inventory and shorten delivery times.

In the next few months, the gradual relocation from the existing headquarters in Berlin will commence. The production and shipping of industrial motors in the high-output range will continue without interruption. The commissioning of the new company headquarters is scheduled for early 2024. Menzel designs and manufactures its own efficient series of slip ring motors and squirrel-cage motors and also specializes in custom-made products, even with unusual specifications.

Menzel Elektromotoren has been manufacturing and distributing electric motors since 1927. The medium-sized company specializes in the delivery of large electric motors, including special models, and its product range comprises high- and low-voltage motors, dc motors, transformers and frequency inverters.

Menzel operates subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain and Sweden, and it cooperates with numerous partners worldwide.

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