The new production and warehouse building of SAERTEX multiCom LP in the United States has been opened. SAERTEX multiCom's North American subsidiary is located in Huntersville since 2009 and produces GRP pipe liners for the North and Central American market. In order to greatly expand its U.S. business in the coming years, the company has invested more than $20 million in a new infrastructure. More than 40 new jobs have been created in Mecklenburg County since its establishment.
Since the groundbreaking ceremony in December 2020, a new production facility with approximately 110,000 sqft (10,500 m2) of production space and modern, sustainable infrastructure has been built. "With the opening of the new production in Huntersville, we have implemented an important cornerstone for our global strategic growth plan," says Kai Diecks, Global Managing Director of the SAERTEX multiCom Group. "The new state-of-the-art production will allow us to expand both our local product portfolio and our on-site production capacity. The new plant also improves our logistics and storage capacities."
At SAERTEX multiCom LP, SAERTEX-LINERS® are produced for the North and Central American market. With the new facility, numerous processes can be optimized. Up to now, the SAERTEX-LINER® MULTI could be produced up to a nominal diameter of 48” (DN 1200). Later this year, SAERTEX multiCom LP will be able to produce diameters up to 64” (DN 1600) with wall thicknesses up to 15 mm. Another very important addition to the new plant is an own in-house resin impregnation. SAERTEX multiCom LP can now impregnate its GRP liners itself – previously, this area was outsourced. Lastly, attractive training rooms have been created in the new building to increase customer service.
"The new plant underlines our commitment to our customers in North America. With the new production facilities, we can optimally address the local requirements of our customers," says Klaus Langenbach, Managing Director of SAERTEX multiCom LP. "As a solution provider in the UV-CIPP market, we will use the new administrative space to help our customers train their construction crews."
Since late March 2022, the first self-impregnated SAERTEX-LINERS from the new Huntersville plant have already been delivered to customers and successfully installed.