More Focus and Further Expansion for OPTIMA GROUP consumer
Optima Group has announced an important structure change of its Consumer Division. A decision was made to bring the companies Kugler, SF Vision and a portion of Optima Filling and Packaging Machines together under one roof. In the future, the Consumer Division will be further expanded and focused as one enterprise.
Optima Group Consumer will continue to manufacture filling and packaging machines for the food sector and the chemical and cosmetics industries. At the turn of the years 2011/2012, however, the merger of the companies into one new enterprise will take place as the logical consequence of the already practiced and proven co-operation of the companies’ distribution and marketing departments.
The newly founded Optima Group subsidiary will employ a staff of approx. 250, which presently still belong to Kugler and SF Vision. An interest of Optima filling and packaging machines, manufacturer of consumer machines and lines, will also be a part of the startup.
SF Vision, in which the Feuchter family has held a majority stake so far, will become a part of the new company Optima Group Consumer, of which the Feuchters will have an interest. The future company management will have a commercial director in charge of sales and services, while Mr. Feuchter (SF Vision and Kugler) will direct design and production. Turnovers of the new enterprise are estimated to reach approx. 50 million Euros, and significant growth for the coming years is expected.
A vision for the future and construction projects
In this context, Optima Group reported plans for a new construction project in Schwaebisch Hall. This is where the future headquarters of the new Consumer Company, presently still operating from two locations in Schwaebisch Hall, is going to be set up. The project includes an extension of the office and assembly space within the existing Kugler company building.
In parallel with the announcement of the new structure, Optima Group acquired a vacant production hall. With this building acquisition, Optima Group’s headquarter location should be sufficiently unburdened to tackle its own projected renovations in 2012 – after further analysis. In addition, Optima Group owns a recently acquired 3-hectare for future extensions in the ‘Solpark’, one of industrial zones of Schwaebisch Hall.