SAG Slovakia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Salzburger Aluminium Group, has started production at its new site in the Sihot industrial park near Trencin.
Commenting the start of production at the new site, plant manager Andrej Čikel explained: “With the optimized infrastructure, we can further streamline procedures and make the production process even more efficient.”
SAG Group invested around EUR1.5m in the relocation, expansion and extended technical equipment. The new plant is located near the Czech-Austrian border and offers the company, which specializes in special constructions made of metal and aluminium, considerably larger capacities: With an area of more than 10,000 m2, the new plant has enough space to adapt to the increasing demand for special parts from manufacturers of special vehicles or the railway industry. The central location of the new site and the good connection to the main transport networks also bring environmental benefits through shortened transport routes.
New site offers even wider range of production steps
After 19 years at the Dubnica site, the change of location became necessary this year. At the plant in Slovakia, SAG specializes in the production of complex special constructions made of aluminium, which are designed and manufactured individually according to customer requirements. The range extends from window systems for trains to huge tanks with a capacity of over 3,000 litres. In the last few months alone, the company has won major orders from the City of Vienna, John Deere and Siemens Mobility, just to mention a few.
Karin Exner-Wöhrer, CEO of the Salzburger Aluminium Group, adds: “At our plant in Slovakia, we produce customized products for our international customers for special applications in vehicle construction or the railway sector. With the new plant, we can offer an even wider range of production steps for their customers in-house.”
SAG Group’s portfolio comprises products for specific requirements such as fuel and oil tanks, cold storage tanks, water tanks, large-capacity containers, train window systems