PAUL Maschinenfabrik opens its doors to visitors
Schwäbische Zeitung, 2001-05-11
DÜRMENTINGEN - The Paul Maschinenfabrik Company invites you to an Open Day on Saturday, 12th. May, in Dürmentingen. The public will have the opportunity from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to have a look round inside the company and to find out about it.
Because of shortage of space, for the first time the Paul Company’s expansion plans did not lie in its place of origin. However, through the services of the Dürmentigen municipal authorities and the District Administrator Peter Schneider, the Paul Company was able to settle in a new industrial estate. Architects Jochen Frank and Michael Sili developed the project together.
The complete installation was set up within a year. Some 100,000 square metres of developed land with just under a kilometre of roads, 148 parking places, 18,000 square metres of production workshops and an administration building with 3,500 square metres of useful area. The new Paul Company was set up in 25,000 hours. “A very beautiful place to work and live together”, enthused company owner Werner Paul in his speech at the 75-year jubilee.
The visitors were able to make an hour and a half’s round tour of the buildings during the Open Day. It started at the entrance. past the technical drawing department, on to the electrical workshop. Then the 35 trainees, together with their instructors, the apprentices’ training workshop.
They had a little something ready to offer. The circular tour continued with valve-building, the prestressed concrete engineering assembly department, warehouse A, the woodworking assembly departments, the machining centres and lastly the paint shop. In this way the visitors had an overview of the departments where the 270 staff work. The Paul Company presented its broad range of products from planning to production. In the administration building members of staff were exhibiting pictures they had done which were for sale. Musical entertainment was provided by the Dürmentingen Schalmeien orchestra and the Dürmentigen music society. Catering was by the Reck Company from Waldhausen. In addition, Luftikus, alias Christian Jäggle, made funny rubber balloon figures for the little ones.