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ZÜBLIN and Leoni celebrate topping-out ceremony for “Factory of the Future”

Press release   •   Jun 05, 2018 11:31 CEST

Topping-out ceremony for “Factory of the Future” of Leoni in Roth: Production is to be transferred step by step from the existing facilities starting in 2019. (Image credits: LEONIE AG)
  • ZÜBLIN completes shell works for new site on time
  • Full completion scheduled for late 2018

Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, and ZÜBLIN celebrated the completion of the building shell for Leoni’s Factory of the Future at yesterday’s topping-out ceremony. ZÜBLIN, in its role as general contractor, is responsible for the construction of the new production location in Roth south of Nuremberg on a site sized approximately 134,000 m2. Here ZÜBLIN is building a four-storey administration building including company restaurant as well as eight production halls with connected laboratories and production-related office space. The total useful area measures around 57,000 m2, about as much as twelve football fields, with the majority – 35,000 m2 – occupied by the production and logistics halls. The project dimensions are impressive: upon completion, ZÜBLIN will have installed over 3,300 t of structural steel, more than 10,000 t of asphalt and 24,000 m3 of ready-mixed concrete or the equivalent of about 3,500 mixer truckloads.

“Our working relationship with Leoni has been defined by partnership from day one. Together we can be proud of the milestone in the construction of the Factory of the Future that we are celebrating today,” said Klaus Pöllath, member of the management board of Ed. Züblin AG, on the occasion of the topping-out ceremony in Roth on 4 June 2018.

According to the current timetable, the buildings designed by the architects and general planners of Omlor-Mehringer will be handed over to Leoni in late 2018. Production is to be transferred step by step from the existing facilities starting in 2019.

Stuttgart-based Ed. Züblin AG has about 14,000 employees and, with an annual output of over € 3 billion, is one of Germany’s leading construction companies. Since it was founded in 1898, ZÜBLIN has been successfully realising challenging construction projects in Germany and abroad and is the number one in the German building construction and civil engineering segment. The company’s range of services comprises all construction-related tasks – from civil engineering, bridge building and tunnelling to complex turnkey construction to construction logistics, structural timber engineering and public-private partnerships. ZÜBLIN attaches great importance to partnership-based cooperation, and our ZÜBLIN teamconcept has proved its value as a successful partnering model for about 20 years now. Current construction projects of the company, a subsidiary of globally operating STRABAG SE, include the new Axel Springer building in Berlin, Messehalle 12 in Frankfurt and the Albabstieg Tunnel along the new Wendlingen–Ulm railway line. More information is available at

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