With the acquisition of a 71,000 square metre industrial area in the municipality of Appenweier, the special vehicle manufacturer MULAG located in Oppenau is laying another foundation stone for its future corporate development.
MULAG is a family business with strong regional roots in the Renchtal, which was founded in 1953. With over 280 employees, the innovative company produces roadside maintenance equipment and vehicles for the airport apron. The heart of the company beats for the Rench valley and the Ortenau district. This is why the third generation is now investing in another regional location.
The successful development of the company in recent years in connection with future growth lead to a considerable demand for space that cannot be covered at the two existing locations in the upper Rench valley. Even if all the areas of the current development plan are fully utilised, the capacities for the expansion at the Oppenau site will not be sufficient in the long term. There are also no further development opportunities at the founding location in Bad Peterstal. The regionally manufacturing company with international alignment needs further expansion areas to be able to implement the upcoming growth.
A site to the west of the city of Appenweier in the newly created Langmatt industrial park offers ideal conditions for the construction of an additional production facility. The planned Appenweier plant will be built in the industrial park nearest to MULAG available. An important argument for the choice of location was the good accessibility of the new plant for workforce, suppliers and customers with good transport connections by road, motorway, bus and train.
Furthermore, it is important to MULAG to bring the existing locations to optimal use in the production network. In connection with the existing plants, the new location offers ideal conditions for the further development of the company. The expansion of production capacity will take place in responsible steps over a period of several years. The investment in this additional location will create new jobs in Appenweier and secure the existing ones in the region.
As one of the leading manufacturers for vehicles for airport ground support, we have been setting standards over the last 50 years regarding the development and manufacture of an extensive portfolio of products.
MULAG – products for ground support
With their well-conceived design, the MULAG airport vehicles are extremely efficient and economical: They help to complete ground support tasks quickly and flexibly. The high production quality prevents extended downtimes and lengthy repairs. We offer convincing solutions which have been proved and tested in professional applications at our customers’.
Long service life for increased economic efficiency
Our vehicles are designed on the basis of state-of-the-art concepts and manufactured to meet the highest quality standards. We use specifically tempered and strengthened materials at critical points to minimize wear. The availability of spare parts and service information at short notice as well as the long-term deliverability of spares for all MULAG vehicles are the precondition for the high profitableness and efficiency of our products.