Erkat moves into a new production facility with 60% more spacePublished 6/3 at 09:47
Drum cutter equipment manufacturer Erkat has moved into a new production facility. The new plant is located in the Thuringian town of Dermbach, Germany, just 4km from the old site. Erkat is part of the Epiroc Group and will significantly expand its production area for drum cutters at the new plant.
“We have a unique opportunity to expand our portfolio and help shape the future of Epiroc with our strong team,” explains Martina Schierholz, general manager of Erkat. “The innovative power and agility of our team is an important location factor, so moving to another country was out of the question. Our location is and will remain in Thuringia, for products made in Germany.”
“Erkat’s drum cutting technology will play an important role in Epiroc’s future,” says Torsten Ahr, vice president of marketing for hydraulic attachments at Epiroc. “The products from Thuringia are marketed under both Erkat and the Epiroc brands. At the new site, we want to further optimise our production and continuously work on improving our portfolio. And we want to develop new products that are tailored precisely to the future challenges of our customers. That's what the Erkat team is known for worldwide.”
The team celebrated its last major success not long ago: with the help of the Erkat engineers, the company became the first manufacturer to succeed in creating a ‘V’ shaped drum cutter that it says revolutionises trench construction and delivers optimal results in many other application areas. A VC 2000 cutter will also be on display at the upcoming ConExpo/ConAgg exhibition in Las Vegas in March 2023. The innovation will be showcased at the Epiroc stand in hall C, booth no. 31348.