Jokey Group builds a new plant in Spain
The Jokey Treplás plant in Molina de Segura, which has been part of the Jokey Group since 2017, is currently bursting at the seams. The Spanish family-owned company currently offers a wide range of special packaging, household products and closure solutions, thus expanding the Jokey product portfolio. However, the plant is already working to full capacity with their production. Not only is there a lack of capacity for the planned production of the wide range of containers from Jokey's standard range for the Spanish market, but there is also not enough space for the large injection moulding machines required for this purpose. For this reason, the Jokey Group has purchased a new, larger site in 2018. It is located in Murcia, the capital of the region of the same name in the south of Spain, is about 15 km from the current production site and is intended to completely replace the old factory.
Fit for the future: investment in new standards and larger capacities
"The new facilities will enable us to achieve our growth targets", confirms Vicente Hernández, Managing Director at Jokey Treplás. "They are even designed to meet the future requirements of our continued growth. In the long term, this will enable us to double our production capacity". At 10,000 square metres, the new production halls will be twice as large as the current ones. Above all, they will be significantly higher. They will be able to accommodate over 50 state-of-the-art injection moulding machines. The technical equipment of the new Jokey Treplás plant will be of the latest standard, significantly increasing performance and energy efficiency.
The Jokey Group is investing a total of around 12 million euros in the construction of the new plant.
"We are proud that our Spanish subsidiary will be able to produce not only the proven Treplas products, but also the wide range of Jokey packaging products", emphasises Christof Kölschbach , CSO of the Jokey Group. "Especially in these difficult times, this is an important contribution to strengthening this business location".
Optimal starting position for logistics and sales
The new building will be located in a newly developed industrial area and will have an improved infrastructure: the new Murcia railway station is to be built in the immediate vicinity on the planned Madrid-East Coast high-speed line. A nearby motorway connection is already in place.
About the Jokey Group
The Jokey Group is a company in the plastics processing industry. For 50 years the name Jokey has stood for high expertise in plastic injection moulding and customer-oriented service. With over 2,000 employees, the group of companies produces in 15 plants in 12 countries and supplies customers in around 80 countries. Its own toolmaking company, a division for technical plastic parts and bathroom furniture round off its plastics expertise. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Wipperfürth, Germany, the company is managed by the Kemmerich family in the second and third generation.