SONOTEC lays the foundations for a second site in Halle

SONOTEC, a leading global specialist in precision measurement products and solutions, has laid the foundations for a new production and administration building at its site, with the slogan "Shaping the future in Halle." The ceremony was attended by the owners of the company the Münch family, the employees and the project team from Vollack Sachsen, a firm which specializes in forward-looking, sustainable buildings and was responsible for the design, planning and implementation of the new building.

"We are delighted that the construction of our new site in Halle has begun. The building will be a unique representation of what our company stands for. It also looks ahead to our future growth as an industry-leading technology and production business," said Hans-Joachim Münch, CEO of SONOTEC. This is the largest project in the company's history and involves the construction of a sustainable production and administration building at Thüringer Straße 33 with a floor area of 4,300 square meters. The project will be completed in 2023. Over three floors, the building will provide modern workplaces for around 130 employees, including a large production area. One highlight of the new building is that its external architecture reflects the production processes going on inside and underlines the fact that SONOTEC is an international technology company.

Ready for a sustainable future

The specialists from Vollack chose sustainable solutions for the design of the new company headquarters, as Manuel Baistock, a partner at Vollack, explained: "A photovoltaic system and a combined heat and power plant will ensure that the new building will be environmentally friendly and energy-efficient. A trigeneration power supply and an air-to-water heat pump for heating and cooling add the finishing touches to the energy concept." An innovative building management system will control the functions of all the systems efficiently.

SONOTEC filled a time capsule to celebrate the laying of the foundations. It contains sensors produced by the company in its early years, such as the first air bubble detector from the SONOCHECK range. The capsule also holds ultra-modern measuring devices, including a SONOFLOW flow sensor, an ultrasonic transducer, a material probe developed for a specific customer and a SONAPHONE ultrasonic test device. Other items in the capsule include the construction plans, a set of euro coins and a recent daily newspaper. The time capsule will be on display in the foyer of the new building when it is completed.

Source: Sonotec