In order to meet the strong demand for our sus­tainab­le insu­la­ting pack­a­ging, we have star­ted plan­ning for a second fac­to­ry to pro­cess straw into pack­a­ging in 2019.

Our expe­ri­ence from three years of straw pro­duc­tion in two-shift ope­ra­ti­on in our first fac­to­ry to date has been incor­po­ra­ted into fur­ther tech­ni­cal deve­lo­p­ment. Cycle times and effi­ci­en­cy were to be incre­a­sed and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence used for fur­ther auto­ma­ti­on and qua­li­ty assurance.

In the end, our Straw Fac­to­ry 2.0 beca­me a very lar­ge pro­ject again. Con­struc­tion work got under­way in 2020. It has now gone into ope­ra­ti­on in mid-2021. In both fac­to­ries, the ful­ly auto­ma­ted pro­ces­sing starts with squa­re bales of straw and ends with finis­hed, ther­mal­ly trea­ted straw panels.

Our trai­ned and con­sis­tent pro­duc­tion team is respon­si­ble for picking and qua­li­ty assuran­ce. In our second fac­to­ry, we also use arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence for auto­ma­ted qua­li­ty assurance.

Both fac­to­ries are powe­red by 100% rene­wa­ble ener­gy. Both fac­to­ries are loca­ted wit­hin the Munich area. This gives us full trans­pa­ren­cy over all pro­cess sta­ges, mini­mi­zes trans­port rou­tes, and ensu­res tru­ly local, eco­lo­gi­cal, and inde­pen­dent production.