1,000 square meters for the future from Spaichingen

District Administrator Stefan Bär (center), flanked by company founder Eugen Forschner and Managing Director Dr. Gert Forschner, opened the new Forschner Development Center with the symbolic cutting of the red ribbon. 

Eugen Forschner GmbH opens its newly designed development center: around one million euros have been invested at the Spaichingen site. "We are thus demonstrating our advanced transformation into a highly innovative technology partner," explained Dr. Gert Forschner at an inauguration event attended by District Administrator Stefan Bär.

 

 

Eugen Forschner GmbH announced a big "yes" to the Spaichingen location during the official commissioning of its new development centre on Thursday. Around one million euros were invested in structural design and technology on Max-Planck-Strasse. "We see this investment as a visible sign of our development into a highly innovative technology partner," says Dr. Gert Forschner, who is the 2nd generation to lead the company. At the official inauguration, Managing Director Dr Gert Forschner welcomed District Administrator Stefan Bär and allowed him to take a look behind otherwise hermetically sealed doors. "Eugen Forschner GmbH is a top address in the district that enjoys an international reputation for its products. In the district, Forschner also stands for jobs with prospects," says District Administrator Stefan Bär. 

 

Extensive expertise, a wealth of experience and a feel for technological trends have made Eugen Forschner GmbH great: with around 2,000 employees worldwide and a growing number of production sites, the second-generation family business is one of the top suppliers of cabling systems for many industries worldwide. "Our success is only feasible through a head start in know-how and efficiency," explained Dr. Gert Forschner during the tour on the occasion of the official inauguration of the first construction phase of the new development centre: "And in the future, this head start will be created in these new rooms in Spaichingen."

For this purpose, a department for innovation management was set up: Highly qualified employees are exclusively responsible for developing or identifying technology trends that could become a future product field for Forschner.

 

 

 

 

Dr Gert Forschner, Ludwig Puskas (Head of Research and Development) and District Administrator Bär talking to developer Thomas Brandt (from left).

Ludwig Puskas, Head of Research and Development at Eugen Forschner GmbH, explained exactly what is being created at the currently 32 and in future a total of 50 modern and attractively designed engineering workplaces on a good 1,000 square metres. In the two-storey building section, for example, wiring systems are designed for motor vehicles ranging from passenger cars and hybrid vehicles to trucks and buses.

What sounds simple at first is a highly complex matter: not only the sensible routing and trouble-free design of cable harnesses is part of this, but also the conception of the device arrangement in a vehicle are part of the development work that Forschner does for a number of prominent customers.

Another field of development is the optimal and safe design of power distribution systems in vehicles, where voltages of up to 700 volts are used. And in the field of environmental systems for vehicles, Forschner is now also well equipped with its development centre: Dosing systems for urea injection for exhaust gas aftertreatment in diesel vehicles will not only be developed here in future, but also tested in the newly established test area itself audited.

"Until now, we had to have these tests done off-site. With our own testing facilities, we are now able to get results faster and more informative," explains Puskas. In order to be able to carry out such tests at all, we also need our own prototype construction, which has now also found a sufficiently large home in the new development centre.

„The previous space was no longer sufficient due to our growing requirements," explains Dr. Gert Forschner: "The different development departments were housed in different areas of the company building. Optimal conditions have been created by combining them in the completely redesigned western section of the company building: Sufficient space and spatial proximity now make development work even more efficient.

 

District Administrator Stefan Bär (centre) on a tour of the new development centre.

Ludwig Puskas, Head of Research and Development at Eugen Forschner GmbH, explained exactly what is being created at the currently 32 and in future a total of 50 modern and attractively designed engineering workplaces on a good 1,000 square metres. In the two-storey building section, for example, wiring systems are designed for motor vehicles ranging from passenger cars and hybrid vehicles to trucks and buses.

What sounds simple at first is a highly complex matter: not only the sensible routing and trouble-free design of cable harnesses is part of this, but also the conception of the device arrangement in a vehicle are part of the development work that Forschner does for a number of prominent customers.

Another field of development is the optimal and safe design of power distribution systems in vehicles, where voltages of up to 700 volts are used. And in the field of environmental systems for vehicles, Forschner is now also well equipped with its development centre: Dosing systems for urea injection for exhaust gas aftertreatment in diesel vehicles will not only be developed here in future, but also tested in the newly established test area itself audited.

"Until now, we had to have these tests done off-site. With our own testing facilities, we are now able to get results faster and more informative," explains Puskas. In order to be able to carry out such tests at all, we also need our own prototype construction, which has now also found a sufficiently large home in the new development centre.

„The previous space was no longer sufficient due to our growing requirements," explains Dr. Gert Forschner: "The different development departments were housed in different areas of the company building. Optimal conditions have been created by combining them in the completely redesigned western section of the company building: Sufficient space and spatial proximity now make development work even more efficient.