Exactly one year to the day after the foundation stone was laid, the Carthago Group opened its new plant in Ormož/Slovenia.
The new, highly specialized and modern plant was literally built on a greenfield site and covers a land area of approximately 100,000 square meters. The production facilities include a joinery, pre-assembly and assembly as well as the entire logistics.
The location specialises in the manufacture of the popular Malibu Van.
2023: THE GREAT YEAR OF ANNIVERSARIES IN THE CARTHAGO GROUP
The opening of the new Ormož plant is taking place in a remarkable year for the Carthago Group: it is celebrating ten years of the Malibu Van, 15 years of the Odranci plant and ten years of Carthago City, the company headquarters of the Carthago Group in Germany that is unique within the industry. And last but not least, the municipality of Ormož is celebrating its 750th anniversary in 2023.
HIGH-PROFILE GUESTS AT THE OPENING
The guest list at the inauguration ceremony, headed by the Slovenian President Nataša Pirc Musar and Matjaž Han, the Minister for Economy, Tourism and Sport, indicates the considerable importance of the Carthago Group, which now has two plants in Slovenia. They were accompanied by Danijel Vrbnjak, the Mayor of Ormož, among others. As well as the management of Slovenian company Carthago d.o.o, the entire management of the Carthago Group were present, including founder and owner Karl-Heinz Schuler. This highlights the strategically important connection between the German motorhome manufacturer and its locations in Slovenia.
Karl-Heinz Schuler also emphasised the close relationship between the locations in Germany and Slovenia in his speech: "In addition to our headquarters in Aulendorf/Upper Swabia, the plants in Odranci and now in Ormož constitute a supporting and indispensable pillar of the Carthago Group.”
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MANUFACTURING: ECONOMY AND ECOLOGY IN HARMONY
When the plant was being constructed in Ormož, the focus was not only on state-of-the-art and efficient production, but also on protecting the environment and sustainability.
Markus Kern, CEO of Carthago: “We are combining economy and ecology in an exemplary way in Ormož.”
About a third of the site consists of planted and green areas. The LED lighting saves energy, as does heat recovery during the generation of compressed air and vacuums. The power supply to the plant comes from a combined heat and power plant and a photovoltaic system with an impressive output of one megawatt. Periods of peak power demand are covered by highly efficient heat pumps. All of the production and office rooms can be heated and cooled, and can also be ventilated in a controlled manner.