Despite the corona pandemic, Multivac is continuing its course of expansion in Asia. The company is constructing a new multi-purpose building, costing around EUR 20 m, in the Japanese city of Tsukuba, situated around 60 km north-east of Tokyo. Future areas of growth will include integrated systems, as well as the products from the Fritsch and TVI business units.
In addition to the production areas, the new building will also include a training centre for customers and staff, as well as showrooms for machines. It will be built on an area of land covering a total of 14,400 m2. This equates to the size of two football pitches. The first spade of earth was turned in May 2021, and the opening is planned for the summer of 2022.
Group President Guido Spix explains: “Japan is a significant market for Multivac. The new building will expand the local production capacity and also optimize our logistics systems”.