Bitzer opens new plant in Atlanta
Bitzer US has been manufacturing products in Atlanta for the North American market since 2005. Growth in output has been very positive, with annual production levels increasing tenfold by 2012. Having reached its capacity, the company therefore decided to construct a new company building in the immediate vicinity of the existing factory.
The opening ceremony was held in March 2012, and by the end of the year the machines in the new building were installed and commissioned.
The 9,000sqm factory was built on a 32,000sqm plot of land belonging to Bitzer US where a total of 130 employees work to produce reciprocating compressors.
The short distance to the existing premises is a major advantage as here the company is establishing a training and development centre. The old site is also used to manufacture pressure vessels as well as shell and tube heat exchangers.