The caravan industry is booming and an end to this trend is nowhere to be seen. For this reason the Schlüsselfeld-based luxury motorhome manufacturer MORELO in the area of Bamberg plans a comprehensive expansion of its premises to increase their own capacities and to be able to meet the constantly rising demand for MORELO first-class motorhomes.
In the last 10 years MORELO has evolved into the most popular enterprise in the category of luxury motorhomes. „This is exactly why healthy growth needs to be further guaranteed. We want to embark into a promising future together with our 420 employees.“, says Reinhard Löhner, managing director of MORELO Reisemobile GmbH.
"With the plant expansion, we are taking the next big step into the future", says Robert Crispens, managing director of MORELO Reisemobile GmbH. "The new plant 2 as well as the significant expansion of plant 1 and the vehicle showroom area - all of this is the base for being able to grow further organically and at the same time to consider the first-class wishes of our customers even better, more individually and faster".
In order to present the customers and visitors an even higher exhibited offer of first-class motorhomes, the showroom in ist already generous dimensions will be expanded by another 675 m². Further consultation spaces, a new customer lounge and office rooms for the sales and order management department will be placed in the new partly two-storey addition on the eastern side of the existing main building.
The first turn of the shovel is already set to take place in May 2021. The completion of the construction work is intended for June 2022. The inauguration will subsequently follow in due time thereafter.
On the west side of the plant, the existing production line will be expanded by 64 meters, i.e. 5 new working stations. As a result there will be 25 generous working stations on a total of 285 meters of production line available which are absolutely mandatory given the increasing production. Moreover, new space will be made available for both the panel and part production as well as the machine park among other things. The expansion in construction phase 2 will be erected on a surface of 3,520 m² to seamlessly be added to the existing plant.
Only 2 months after the start of construction phase 1, the delve of spade for construction phase 2 is planned for July 2021. The production expansion is set to be finished parallel to construction phase 1 in June 2022.
The new plant 2 north of the MORELO premises, which is within sight of the motorway A3, comprises a second production line, a second panel production, plus design and development including prototype building, a warehouse, a canteen and a second employee car park for around 160 cars.
The new construction of plant 2 and the expansion of plant 1 will increase MORELO's production capacity to over 1,000 units per year in the medium term. This corresponds to a doubling of the current capacity. The number of employees at MORELO will also grow in a considerable way in parallel from currently 420 to approximately 550 employees.