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Australian bike specialist starts production in Gotha / Thuringia


The new production facility of Kappstein GmbH & Co. KG. - an Australian manufacturer of high quality bike parts – has been inaugurated in Gotha. The LEG-owned industrial area “Gotha-Süd” is experiencing thereby international growth: LEG – the State Development Corporation of Thuringia – was in a position to offer Kappstein an existing state-of-the-art production building which has been adapted to the requirements of Christian Gerlach, the General Manager of Kappstein. The product range includes innovative bike parts such as electrical drives, gear units, sprockets und hubs. Most of the customers come from Europe so that the company looked for a suitable location in Germany. The decision in favor of Gotha was made as everything fits perfectly here: location, manufacturing conditions, traffic infrastructure and the availability of highly skilled workforce. In the long term about 25 people will work here and Euro 3 mio has been invested so far.

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