Schunk opens new production hall for carbon Powder Metallurgy

July 26, 2017

Schunk opens new production hall for carbon Powder Metallurgy

Schunk Gerhard Carbon Technology’s new production facility in Middle Franconia, Germany (Courtesy Schunk)


Schunk Gerhard Carbon Technology, a subsidiary of Schunk Group, Heuchelheim, Germany, has opened a new production facility in Middle Franconia, Germany. The new facility will be used for the production of high-precision small and micro components in carbon using Powder Metallurgy processes.

The facility is the result of a €1.9 million investment and increases the company’s production space by 75%, from  1,300 to 2,300 m2. “The new hall gives us room for further growth and enables us to create a modern, process-optimised production system for mass-produced items,” stated Andreas Gerhard, Director of Schunk Gerhard Carbon Technology.

Schunk Gerhard Carbon Technology specialises in high-precision small and micro carbon components, such as miniature carbon brushes used in small electric automotive motors. The company has been based in Obernzenn, Middle Franconia since 1977.

“With this new production hall we can stay abreast of the positive developments at our site and create the conditions for additional, future-oriented automation of our production,” added Dr Arno Roth, Chairman of Schunk Group Corporate Management, at the opening ceremony of the new hall.

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