Wuppermann invests in Austrian tube mill

Wuppermann AG says it has approved the investment in the expansion of the tube mill at Wuppermann Metalltechnik GmbH (WMT) in Altmünster, Austria.

The planned total investment is around €40 million ($44m), Kallanish learns from the processor company, which is headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany, and has operations in Austria, Hungary and the Netherlands.

It plans to build a new hall complex for two tube welding lines and highly automated pre-material and finished goods warehouses. An adjacent plot of land, which was acquired in 2021, offers ideal spatial conditions to integrate the building into the landscape, Wuppermann notes.

It highlights the technological possibilities of the new tube welding line, with extensive automation of the entire tube production and logistics processes. “The use of artificial intelligence will bring us advantages, particularly in the quality of our products, but also in the efficiency of our processes,” says executive board spokesman Johannes Nonn.

Once all necessary permits have been granted, earthworks are scheduled to begin in 2024. After completion of the building, the installation of the tube welding line will follow. The existing tube welding line will remain in operation to guarantee an uninterrupted supply to customers. Production at the new tube welding line will start in 2025, after which the existing line will also be relocated to the new hall complex.

Christian Koehl Germany