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The new multifunctional building on the company premises of SIOS Meßtechnik GmbH was inaugurated with a festive event in October.
SIOS develops and manufactures laser interferometric precision measurement technology for measuring length, angle, vibration, straightness and other measurands with the highest accuracy. The measuring instruments are used where other measuring methods and systems reach their physical or technological limits and determine the state of the art in many areas worldwide. The fact that more and more measuring tasks in research as well as in industry can only be solved with such ultra-precise measuring systems has a very positive effect on the demand for SIOS products.
However, in order to meet the ever-increasing metrological demands, the measuring instruments must also be constantly further developed. In this context, the innovation effort is very high and both the research itself and the introduction of new products and production processes require corresponding investments. The management and shareholders of SIOS Meßtechnik GmbH have now demonstrated their willingness to invest in the future of the company by constructing a new company building. The building project was supported by the Thüringer Aufbaubank with funds from the Free State of Thuringia and the EU.
The two-story new building with a total area of 400 square meters replaces an old, much smaller intermediate building that was demolished in the course of the construction work and now creates state-of-the-art working conditions in several company areas. A special production area for customer-specific measuring stations and special large-scale equipment, such as the world’s most accurate nanometer measuring and positioning machine NMM manufactured by SIOS, has been created. In addition to the series equipment produced by SIOS, special equipment manufacturing accounts for a significant share of sales, which is why this investment makes a major contribution to the positive development of the company. A new laboratory for testing the temperature stability of the measuring instruments also improves the equipment of the development department.
Since the highly technical products require a certain technical understanding on the part of the customer and in some cases have a greater need for explanation and advice, corresponding conditions were also created to improve sales activities. A conference room equipped with modern multimedia technology has been created in the new building for face-to-face events, which take place at SIOS in the form of in-house trade fairs as well as representative and customer training courses. At the same time, the necessary technology was purchased to enable all marketing communications to be held online in webinar form.
The third focus of the investment is on mechanical production. In order to be able to react flexibly to customer requirements, SIOS has a very high vertical range of manufacture and can produce all the mechanical parts required for its equipment itself. With the new building, the mechanical workshop was spatially expanded, thus creating the possibility for an increase in production capacity. At the same time, quality assurance in this area has been further improved with the establishment of a measuring room.
In the presence of Thuringia’s Minister of Economics Wolfgang Tiefensee and numerous guests from politics and business, Dr. Denis Dontsov, Managing Director of SIOS Meßtechnik GmbH, stated:
»It is a great pleasure for us to add another milestone to the company’s success story of more than 30 years with the new building. Through the expansion and a restructuring of the premises that also extends to the old building complex, we are creating ideal conditions for even more effective cooperation between the development department and production.«
Jens Jäger, authorized signatory of SIOS Meßtechnik GmbH and project manager of the new building adds:
»It was all the more important for us that the building could be occupied on time. Here, our construction company, Schmalkaldener Bau GmbH, deserves the greatest praise, which succeeded in carrying out the construction work under the difficult conditions of the Corona pandemic without any cutbacks. Despite a high level of sick leave and delivery problems, from which the entire construction industry suffers, our new building was completed in the planned construction time of 10 months in very good quality.«