Beru Expands Ludwigsburg Development Facility
Automotive supplier Beru AG has announced that it will spend 5 million euros expanding its research and development facilities in Ludwigsburg. The plans will see the company’s R&D and test centre enlarged by a new extension building. As a result of the extension, the company will gain about one thousand square meters of usable space. In addition to quality management and control, the new building will also accommodate development for the company’s glow plugs and diesel engines as well as applications technology activities. Construction work will start in July 2005. The new building should be completed and put into operation by the end of the financial year in March 2006.
“This investment decision is fully in line with our long-term policy of maintaining BERU’s competitiveness by means of permanent innovation. Each year we invest around 10 per cent of our sales revenues for this purpose. This investment rate is one of the highest in the industry. In Ludwigsburg, we are expanding our R&D capacities in diesel cold-start technology and ignition technology for gasoline engines. We are delighted that this also enables us to create several highly qualified new jobs,” commented Marco von Maltzan, chairman of the executive board.