Wheel Producer BBS to Relocate Facility
Some time in the next few years – by 2011 at the latest, aluminium wheel producer BBS International will close its factory and headquarters in Schiltach, Germany (the “S” in the name BBS). In its place, corporate owner, Belgium’s Punch International will invest 25 million euros in the second BBS plant, in Herbolzheim, southwest Germany.
A reason for the Schiltach closure is to reduce transport and logistics related costs; the Herbolzheim facility has not previously been outfitted with casting machines and the wheel blanks were thus transported there from Schiltach. This arrangement has proven to be too costly, and in future all sections of production, including production, administration and motorsports, will be situated in Herbolzheim.