Blickle invests in the future

The construction projects for the new polyurethane manufacturing facility and administration building are on schedule

In recent months, there have been several reasons to celebrate at Blickle: The shell of the new administration wing has been completed, and the process of moving into the new polyurethane production plant is well under way. As part of its long-term strategy, Blickle is expanding the manufacturing space in production as well as the number of office workstations. In addition, a new customer centre with staff canteen is being built at the Rosenfeld headquarters.

In March 2020, the construction company started work at Blickle and began building the polyurethane facility. The groundbreaking for the expansion of the administration building took place on 29 September 2020, and completion is planned for the start of 2023. In the coming years, Blickle expects rising demand in all product segments since ever more customers around the world are relying on the competence of the wheel and castor specialist. Especially in the area of polyurethane wheels and castors, Blickle expects above-average growth. For this reason, the production area for polyurethane manufacturing is being increased by 24,000 square metres with the new building, which offers space for roughly 100 new work stations. The production building is directly connected to the logistics centre to ensure efficient production processes. The new polyurethane competence centre contains a laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment. The over 200 new office work stations that will be provided in the administration expansion are designed as modern workspaces with spaces for withdrawing and for communicating.

Blickle plays an important role as the largest employer in Rosenfeld. Around 900 of the group’s 1,200 employees currently work at the headquarters. With the largest investment in the company’s history, Blickle has clearly signalled its commitment to during business in Germany. “The coronavirus pandemic has once again shown us that we have made the right choice with ‘Made in Germany’ quality and production by a regional workforce,” says David Blickle, Managing Partner at Blickle. “With our strong growth, we have a very high need for skilled personnel,” continues Blickle. Despite the difficult conditions, Blickle would like to continue growing in 2022, both in terms of sales and head count. Management views this prospect optimistically.

Time lapse videos of the Blickle construction projects

 Polyurethane production

Administration building

Milestones of the Blickle construction projects

Mar 20

Polyurethane facility groundbreaking

Groundbreaking ceremony for Blickle polyurethane production

The official groundbreaking for the new polyurethane production facility at the Rosenfeld site took place on 19 March 2020.

Sep 20

Administration building groundbreaking

Groundbreaking ceremony Blickle Administration

Just a few months after the groundbreaking for the polyurethane facility came the groundbreaking for the new administration building with customer centre and staff canteen.

Sep 20

Installation of supports

Blickle installation of supports

The supports for the new polyurethane production facility were put into place in September 2020.

Oct 20

Delivery of green steel

Blickle Sülzle green Steel

On 12 October 2020, SÜLZLE Stahlpartner delivered CO2-neutral construction steel to the Blickle construction sites for the first time.

Oct 20

Administration building excavation

Blickle Administration building excavation

The excavation work for the customer centre and the new administration building was completed already in 2020.

Mar 21

Installation of high-rack warehouse

Blickle polyurethane production high-bay warehouse

To make the logistics processes in the new polyurethane production facility even more efficient, a high-rack warehouse is being integrated.

Aug 21

Start of interior fitting of the polyurethane facility

Blickle polyurethane production Facade assembly

In August 2021, the work on the building exterior was sufficiently complete that the interior fitting could begin.

Dec 21

Administration building shell

Blickle Customer Centre Administration Building

Icy temperatures and snow were no obstacle to completing the shell of the administration building.

Mar 22

Move into the new polyurethane facility

Move Polyurethane Manufacturing Blickle

The move of the production area 5 began in March.

Apr 22

Start of polyurethane production

Start Blickle Polyurethane Production

The production of polyurethane wheels commenced in April 2022, entirely on schedule.

May 22

Fully automated tempering process

Blickle automated annealing process

In May 2022, the fully automated tempering plant with driverless transport systems went into operation.

Mar 23

Coming soon: Move into the administration building

New administration building at Rosenfeld headquarters

The dedication of the new customer centre with canteen and the move into the new administration building are expected in March 2023.