Pleinfeld, Germany (October 10, 2023) - To meet the increasing demand from aerospace and semiconductor customers, the company needs more production space. On October 10, the groundbreaking ceremony for the plant expansion with a floor area of approximately 5,000 square meters was officially celebrated. To this end, the company is investing around 20 million euros in the plant. The new premises are expected to be ready for operations in the second quarter of 2025.
At Pleinfeld, Gore conducts the cable production, assembly of series and complex unique products as well as aircraft seals for the aerospace and semiconductor industries. Thanks to its proprietary technology and many decades of expertise in materials science, Gore is able to develop and offer products and solutions for a wide range of its customers' challenges. More than ten years ago, Gore set up a "Center of Excellence" for ultra-clean cables and cable assemblies at Pleinfeld, thereby enabling the chip industry to produce the latest generation of chips.
"The expansion in Pleinfeld expresses the successful development of our plant in recent years," says Pascal Wucher, Plant Leader at Pleinfeld for W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH. "What is produced in our manufacturing halls in Pleinfeld is in high demand internationally. For over 40 years, we have been delivering reliable products for the most demanding environments to our customers – from development to manufacturing and marketing, all from a single source."
The expansion of the plant is necessary because the site has been growing for years. This applies to both the number of employees and the range of tasks on site. The expansion will provide space for a total of more than 500 associates, up from just under 450 at present.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held together with the deputy district administrator, Guenter Obermeyer, the mayor of Pleinfeld, Stefan Fruehwald, and the local associates.
Gore employs more than 1,600 associates in Germany at its four locations in Putzbrunn, Feldkirchen-Westerham, Burgkirchen and Pleinfeld, 25 percent of whom work directly in production.
W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Since 1958, Gore has solved complex technical challenges in demanding environments — from outer space to the world’s highest peaks to the inner workings of the human body. With more than 13,000 Associates and a strong, team-oriented culture, Gore generates annual revenues of $4.8 billion.
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