Breaking new ground at Austria’s silicone global player

Elmet launches the extension of its production facility in Oftering. The new hall and office building provide plenty of space for further expansion.

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Mayor of Oftering Dietmar Lackner with owner representative Daniel Reslhuber, company founders and proprietors Kurt Manigatter, Paul Fattinger, and Karl Adlesgruber from Elmet, and Member of the Landtag Mayor Christian Kolarik at the groundbreaking ceremony for the hall (from left to right).

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Over 25 years, Elmet, the Upper Austrian company based in Oftering, has developed into a global player in the liquid silicone sector. Now the company is injecting fresh impetus into its expansion efforts with the construction of a new building. New production halls and a three-floor office are being erected over an area of some 22,000 square meters. On July 23rd, together with Member of the Landtag Mayor Christian Kolarik and Mayor of Oftering Dietmar Lackner, the company held a groundbreaking ceremony for the implementation of this forward-looking project.

Oftering, July 28, 2021 – There was good reason to celebrate on July 23rd in Oftering. With the first turn of the shovel, Elmet officially launched the project to expand its existing company premises. The core objective of this major project is to increase production capacity and to create larger premises both for the Mold-Making division and for all the office staff. “We have been planning to expand for some time. But we had to put these plans on hold for a while due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now the time has come to face the future again with active enthusiasm,” says Kurt Manigatter, Managing Director of Elmet. At the groundbreaking ceremony itself, Kurt Manigatter, Karl Adlesgruber, Paul Fattinger, and Daniel Reslhuber greeted prominent guests. Member of the Landtag Mayor Christian Kolarik and Mayor of Oftering Dietmar Lackner gained a good impression of the company’s major plans on site.

More space for production and offices
Construction work is due to be concluded by June 2022. It will enlarge the production area by around 3,000 square meters and the office space by 1,300 square meters. “However, the new build serves not only to extend the production and office facilities. We are investing in all areas. The Mold-Making and Applications Engineering departments will also be enlarged to meet the increasing demand for molds, production systems, and dosing technology,” explains Kurt Manigatter. Elmet is thereby reacting comprehensively to continuous growth in the field of liquid and solid silicone. At the same time, the Upper Austrian company is giving its sales management a broader footing. The globally active key account managers are now grouped into three business units: Dosing Technology, Tooling & Turnkey, and Part Production. “These three units reflect our most successful segments as they have evolved over recent years. They will allow us to react even more purposefully to the requirements of the market and our customers,” says Kurt Manigatter.

Corporate data
Molds. Dosing technology. Part production. Jobs. Elmet inspires with smart silicone solutions. This is Elmet’s guiding principle. The innovative company was founded in 1996. A powerful, dedicated team with a wealth of experience in mold making and liquid-silicone injection molding has since developed into an internationally successful systems builder. Today Elmet is a global player in designing and manufacturing high-quality equipment for the production of silicone parts.

Further information can be found at www.elmet.com