Jungheinrich AG unveiled its millionth forklift in time for the 50th anniversary of its plant in Norderstedt, Schleswig-Holstein on Friday (June 30, 2017). The Hamburg-based intra-logistics expert has produced industrial trucks and storage technology for the global market in Friedrichsgabe since 1967. Jungheinrich assembles electrical high-lift trucks, reach forklift trucks and low-platform trucks on the 214,000 square metre site. Last year, 47,380 Jungheinrich vehicles left the production line in Norderstedt.
Speaking at the anniversary celebrations, Hans-Georg Frey, Chairman of the Board of Management of Jungheinrich AG, stressed: “At 50 years of age, the Jungheinrich plant in Norderstedt is older than the town of Norderstedt itself, which was established three years later. From the very beginning, Jungheinrich focused on solid growth. Production of our millionth vehicle is evidence of the success and importance of our oldest plant outside Hamburg. Without the fantastic commitment of everyone at the site over the past five decades, this development would not have been possible.”
Training centre in Norderstedt
The plant in Norderstedt also houses the Jungheinrich Training Center. Training rooms with modern equipment and large spaces for working on and learning about vehicles and storage racks on all Jungheinrich lines have been created across 8,000 square metres. Up to 5,000 people train there every year. The Jungheinrich Research and Development Centre for electromobility and modern lithium ion batteries is also in Norderstedt. There, over 200 employees in the Energy and Drive Systems division work on efficient and environment-friendly electrical drives.
Jungheinrich is the only manufacturer of industrial trucks that produces its own lithium ion batteries. The batteries are manufactured in Norderstedt. Rising global demand has prompted the group to expand its manufacturing capacities significantly. Jungheinrich Norderstedt AG & Co.KG employs around 1,300 people making it one of the biggest employers in Schleswig-Holstein.
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