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PCB production at Niedernhall is already partly in operation
The first shock of the fire at Würth's PCB plant in Niedernhall has been overcome. Management and staff are working together, prioritising the reconstruction and looking forward to the future.
Although the cause of the fire on the 27th December is not yet known, a first assessment can be drawn. The old part of the three Niedernhall production sectors has been destroyed. Processes such as drilling, multilayer, plating, soldermask and silkscreen printing, as well as part of the laboratory and the sales offices were located in the building. The dismantling should be started as soon as the building is released by the inspectors. The so-called “Steinhaus” (administration building) and the old part of the production, where sales and administration as well as the inner layer fabrication and part of the electroplating line were housed, were not directly damaged and will be fully operation, once the clean-up operation of the soot and smoke has been completed. The clean-up work is already underway, as the cleaning and clear up operations was started in the new year. Also, the new building, which opened in 2009, has been spared from the fire. Just a few days after the fire, individual processes were resumed little by little. "Fire doors have spared these buildings from the fire. We are glad that the measures worked, so that the fire could be prevented from spreading," said Daniel Klein, CEO of Würth Elektronik CBT. " Affected employees find "new" jobs
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