“If you want success on a global scale, you need to recognize regional differences, generate synergy effects, create networks, and, above all, utilize the knowledge of local experts.” This is the motto of Jochen Schweizer, who is responsible for all construction activity as well as setting up the infrastructure in Kecskemét. In Hungary in particular, a raft of environmental regulations meant that a significant amount of time was taken up seeking the necessary permits even before construction began, which required close consultation with the local authorities. “Laying the foundation stone for our new building will be our first landmark achievement. And then we’ll move straight into the project phase, during which we’ll implement our plans and create the necessary infrastructure,” Site Manager Schweizer continues. Matthias Wurst, the Project Manager responsible for factory planning, made maximum flexibility and sustainability a key priority when planning the new plant. A ceiling height of over 13 meters and a 50-metric-ton crane mean that the production areas can be used in a variety of ways and even larger systems can be installed. The structure of the building has been designed to be just as smart and versatile: alongside high-performance presses for manufacturing prod-ucts from fiber-reinforced composites and plastics, production lines for thermal shielding systems can also be set up.