• 21.03.2016
  • Air, Aerostructures, Group, RUAG Real Estate
  • Media release

RUAG invests CHF 23 million in a surface treatment centre for aviation in Emmen

RUAG is expanding an existing industrial building for the installation of a surface treatment facility at the Emmen industrial park. The new construction has been designed as an extension of the existing Hall 7, which was built in 2001. The investment of around CHF 23 million for the building and equipment will promote Emmen – and thus the region – as a business location. The symbolic ground-breaking ceremony was held today....

The planning application was submitted on 27 November 2015, and preparatory work on the surroundings started in January 2016. On 25 February 2016 the Executive Board gave the green light for implementation of the project. Construction is due to start in April 2016. The hand-over of the new-build to tenants is scheduled for April 2017, with the facility expected to commence full operations in 2018.

Modern surface treatment facility for aviation components. New electroplating, crack testing and paint spray systems will be installed in the north end of Hall 7 to create a state-of-the-art surface treatment centre. Equipped with the latest technology, this centre will be able to fully treat components up to 7 metres in length. Its size will make the new surface treatment facility the biggest in Switzerland, and one of the biggest in the whole of Europe. Around 85% of all the components produced by RUAG Aerostructures in Emmen will pass through the centre's cascaded processes. RUAG Aerostructures produces structural components for renowned aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus and Bombardier. The surface treatment centre meets the updated REACH requirements which will come into force at the end of 2017.

Dimensions of annex:  21 x 105m; height 14.5m
Volume: 32,000 m3
Investment volume:   CHF 23 million for building and equipment
Start of construction: April 2016
Building hand-over:  April 2017
Full operations:  April 2018