Schiebel is expanding its flagship facility in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, to meet the growing demand for its market-leading Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS).
Schiebel’s high-tech facility in Wiener Neustadt, a well-known and highly visible landmark in the region, opened in 2006. Comprised of a production plant of 2,300 m2 and a spacious office area of 1,600 m2, the location has since grown from 50 employees to approximately 120 employees. The current expansion will double the size of the location to 7,770 m2 to house production and maintenance, logistics, training and office space for an expected 150 employees by 2020, with room for further growth of up to a total of 200 employees.
“With this new addition to our facility in Wiener Neustadt we are continuing our successful expansion strategy,” notes Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group. “By doubling our production capacity for our best-in-class CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS, we are creating a production and logistics hub and we are establishing the framework for an increased focus on research and development at our Vienna headquarters.”
“We are proud of our state-of-the-art high-tech facility in Wiener Neustadt and our contribution to the economic growth and technological progress of the local industry,” added CEO Hannes Hecher. “This expansion allows us to generate more jobs and invest in training the workforce of the future.”