HERBOLD Meckesheim has just started rebuilding the site destroyed by the devastating blaze
May 15, 2019 – After the devastating fire in September 2018, HERBOLD Meckesheim has just begun rebuilding the destroyed production halls. The whole incoming goods and shipping department, the warehouse as well as parts of the production area were devastated by the flames.
The new buildings comprise a 4000 M2-area and are supposed to be up and running in September 2019. As the General Manager Werner Herbold put it: “This was the perfect opportunity to re-organize our business activities in order to be more flexible in all our steps and at the same time relieve the traffic situation in the neighbourhood. We are very grateful to the assurance company, the municipality of Meckesheim, the Landratsamt (district administration) of the Rhein-Neckar District and all other authorities involved for the assistance we received, the quick decision taking and the sympathy for us in our terrible predicament.
The fire started on 10th of September 2018 caused by a technical fault. The budget for the demolition and rebuilding amounts to 3 million. At the site in Meckesheim, HERBOLD employs 160 members of staff and specializes in machines and plants for recycling plastics, a market that is growing. More than two thirds of the production is exported all over the world.
Fig. 1: After the fire (Photo by HERBOLD)
Fig 2: Animation of the new design: The area marked with a red line shows the planned new logistics and production halls of HERBOLD Meckesheim GmbH (Graphics: HERBOLD)