Wabtec moves to Bochum
Panattoni and Wabtec recently held the groundbreaking ceremony for a new production plant and office facility in Bochum-Laer (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany). Wabtec is a global player in providing equipment, systems, digital solutions and value added services for freight transport and transit operations.
In Bochum-Laer is building a new hub for the development and manufacture of brakes and the maintenance of couplers and brakes for transit vehicles. On a 34,000 sqm brownfield, Panattoni is developing a 20,000 sqm logistics area for its customer.
Upon completion of the property, Wabtec will have 9,200 sqm of production, 5,100 sqm of logistics and 5,600 sqm of office areas at its disposal. Wabtec has concluded a long-term lease contract with Panattoni; at the end of 2020, all 300+ employees of the brake and coupler specialist will relocate from Witten to the new facility in Bochum. (mw)