SEMODU and HAUBNER GROUP want to join forces in modular construction
Most modern modular production plant in Europe planned
In view of the German government’s goal of building 400,000 apartments per year, the HAUBNER GROUP and SEMODU AG intend to build Europe’s most modern manufacturing plant for modular housing. The plan is to build a production facility of up to 40,000 square meters at the existing production site of the HAUBNER GROUP in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz.
At this site a production line for series modules is to be built, which is oriented towards the production processes of the automotive industry. This is intended to create a technological platform to initiate the next industrialization phase of residential construction. The housing modules are to be characterized by a high degree of prefabrication and will be produced in a highly automated manner with the predominant use of robotics. Annually, up to 180,000 square meters of living space could thus be manufactured at the site.
“We are convinced that serial modular construction is a decisive factor in the fight against the housing shortage in Germany,” says Frank Talmon l’Armée, CEO of SEMODU AG. “With the planned manufacturing plant, we want to set standards in Germany when it comes to the production and provision of state-of-the-art living space.” By bundling competencies, he said, the disruptive potential can be leveraged and the expertise from the SEMODU methodology can be rolled out across the board.
Wolfgang Haubner, Managing Director of HAUBNER GROUP, says:
“We are planning a level of automation that should be unique for a manufacturing plant in Europe. Our app-based software for the transparent production process also provides customers with real-time transparency and traceability of the production steps.”
Production is to follow a clear and stringent mathematical logic for module sizes in order to be able to produce highly efficiently and economically, while at the same time delivering the most variable contemporary homes possible with high architectural standards. The preferred construction method will be the wood frame construction as well as the CLT construction, whereby the production in hybrid construction (wood and concrete) should also remain possible. In accordance with the philosophy of the two companies, the products will be built and later operated in a CO2-neutral manner.
The partners intend to involve the Bavarian state government as well as the government of the Upper Palatinate in the planning as soon as possible. During this year’s international real estate trade fair MIPIM in Cannes, talks with investors are also already planned.
SEMODU will contribute the experience gained from its own development and its manufacturing method, while HAUBNER will contribute its competence in production gained over decades.
Further information: www.haubner-group.de
Further information: www.semodu.com