Lingen-based emco Group relocates carpet mat production to Gräfenhainichen

All jobs could be saved

Lingen, November – With the aim of strengthening the entire emco Group, the Lower Saxony-based company with headquarters in Lingen (Ems) recently relocated its carpet mat production facility (emco Bau) from Emsland to Gräfenhainichen (Saxony-Anhalt).

The relocation is part of a strategy process of the company or part of a reorganisation of the business fields. Kampmann, a specialist for air-conditioning, heating and ventilation technology, also from Lingen, transferred its mat production in Gräfenhainichen to emco. In return, Kampmann received emco’s air-conditioning technology division. “With the swap, each company is concentrating on its own strengths instead of competing,” Christian Gnaß, Managing Partner of the emco Group, explains the change and further emphasises: “In order to remain competitive on the international market, this decision was unavoidable with regard to the production and wage environment of the companies competing with emco in the carpet mat segment.”

No job losses

emco invested a low seven-figure sum in the new location at Johannes-Gutenberg-Platz 1 in Gräfenhainichen. This was followed by renovation measures aimed at achieving the highest quality standards. On site, emco now operates under the name of Emco Tex GmbH and took over the approximately 50 Kampmann employees there. Over the past few months, they have been trained in the new processes by emco employees from Lingen.

Well positioned for the future

Christian Gnaß, Managing Partner of the emco Group, is very satisfied overall with the past year 2020, which was marked by Corona: “Since 2016, we have developed a new, internationally oriented strategy and changed our internal structures to create a basis for expansion and focus. This has allowed us to implement many measures, especially in recent years, which has benefited us in the Corona crisis so far.” So far in 2021, he said, the company is actually well ahead of the previous year as well as ahead of plan. This is due to increased productivity, the development of new products and cost reductions, says Gnaß.

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