Wanzl GmbH & Co. KG, Leipheim

Reconstruction of the electroplating plant

Project details

A fire completely destroyed the electroplating shop of Wanzl Metallwarenfabrik GmbH, Plant IV in Leipheim and damaged the building structure to such an extent that it was necessary to completely dismantle and rebuild the hall.

The difficulty in dismantling the approx. 103m long and 30m wide hall was to ensure the stability of the surrounding buildings without cellars. The static securing of the 5.50m high basement walls was achieved by multiple anchoring of the basement walls by means of ground anchors. Thus, the ongoing production in the surrounding halls could be maintained and the adjacent high-bay warehouse could continue to be operated.
In addition, the chloride-loaded concrete surfaces of the cellar walls and edge supports were blasted with high-pressure water and rehabilitated with shotcrete.
The demolition and reconstruction took place under immense time pressure.

Only 13 months after the fire, the first electroplating line was put back into operation.
SCHUSTER engineering acted as general construction planner for this extremely difficult overall project.