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Thuringia becomes key location for Mubea


Automotive supplier Muhr und Bender, known internationally as Mubea, is making a substantial investment of EUR 60 mio in modernizing and extending its premises in Weißensee in Thuringia. The main offices expanded into adjacent commercial premises last summer, and now Mubea, the largest company in the industrial estate, is flexing its muscles again by starting to produce several components that are in demand internationally.

A second cold-rolling plant, a development center for chassis production, a new warehouse and a facility for the further processing of tailor rolled blanks are top of the list of the numerous extensions to be undertaken at Mubea Fahrwerksfedern GmbH in Weißensee in the near future. The 20,000 m² of hall space and 4,000 m² of office space will provide plenty of room for all this modernization and expansion. A futher bonus: 120 new jobs will be created.

Mubea's section that produces high-performance chassis parts has recently put its first warm forming line for bodywork structural parts into operation, so it can now supply pre-finished components in addition to tailor rolled blanks. A German manufacturer of premium automobiles has already ordered the launch of series production of these components in 2017.

Mubea Group recorded growth of more than 10 % in 2014 alone, with a staff of around 10,000. This growth was accompanied by various investments, both in Germany and overseas, to make the group more competitive, including two new factories in China and significant extensions to premises in Germany.

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