Ketterer USA moved from Illinois to North Carolina in 2008 in order to better meet the increased demands of the market. This move allowed the company to significantly expand its warehouse space. It also gave the company on-site production opportunities.
The continuous growth in demand in recent years made it necessary to renovate and expand at the company’s site in Furtwangen. The focus was not only on expanding the production area, but also in restructuring operations in order to increase productivity while reducing unit costs.
This was achieved by streamlining processes, creating conditions for in-line production and modernizing the assembly processes. The existing premises structure was optimized during the expansion process; this involved carefully integrating the existing production and administrative building, which is under monument protection.
Ketterer found the ideal addition to its product portfolio with the launch of its own BLDC motor production. Customers now benefit from the advantage of receiving all drive technology components, including motors and controls, from a single source.
The number of employees at the company has risen to 135.