Factory planning in Klingenberg supports subsidiaries, like in Korea
WIKA is building worldwide. Wherever a subsidiary is erecting new premises, the factory planning department in Klingenberg is part of the deal. Also at WIKA Korea, with Florian Zahn acting as project leader.
“We are involved in the planning and ensure that the necessary construction quality is complied with and that the technical requirements are implemented according to production needs”, is how Florian Zahn explains the general tasks of factory planning for new and refurbished buildings.
Together with the subsidiary, a needs analysis, the layout of the building sections and a cost plan are prepared. “We help in preparing the tender and the assignment of orders”, says Florian Zahn. The factory planning project leaders have a specific contact in the subsidiary for every measure,for example, in Korea this was Byongseop Kang.
The sequence and control of building measures needs to be organised professionally. WIKA installed a local project management for the planned building in Korea, as in other countries, too, the construction work itself was assigned to a general contractor. Factory planning accompanies the building projects up to commissioning, also on site. Florian Zahn, for example, visited Korea four times. He praised the “good teamwork” during the entire building phase and the commitment of all involved. “I was surprised by the speed of construction”, said the project leader. The new home of WIKA with an office building and production hall in the greater area of Seoul was ready for occupancy within nine months.