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These were the “Days of Technology 2017″


May 2017

The third edition of the “Maplan Days of Technology”, after 2008 and 2014, exceeded all our expectations.

Around 450 participants from 26 countries accepted the invitation to visit our new headquarters in Kottingbrunn. For this, some literally travelled halfway around the world, from countries such as Korea, China and the USA.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all participants for this keen interest!

The range of information offered at the “Maplan Days of Technology” included a symposium, an in-house fair and a partner exhibition.

During the symposium, Maplan provided information on the company’s current status and future prospects as well as the latest technical innovations. In addition, 11 guest speakers covered a range of topics, from the Internet of Things for injection moulding, to materials technology, to research aspects and simulation techniques.

We displayed 20 different machines at the in-house fair, from C-frames to complex 2-component machines with automation. In the technical centre, we presented 5 machines running at full capacity. Production cells with full automation, from a 6-axis robot to automatic insertion machines to vertical demoulding systems and the latest moulding and cold runner technology. A software information booth with the theme of “experience industry 4.0” rounded out the expert talks with practical demonstrations. The manufacturing section itself, with more than 40 machines under construction, was able to demonstrate all stages of production.

Within the scope of the partner exhibition, 29 companies and institutes presented their products and services, thereby laying the foundation for an interesting network platform.

Despite the great density of information, the physical well-being of participants was also catered for. The much-needed refreshment was provided by the evening event in the imperial atmosphere of the Vienna Belvedere Palace as well as one or two Viennese schnitzels in the breaks between talks.

The next “Maplan Days of Technology” are planned for spring 2020.

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Days of Technology at Maplan Kottingbrunn


May 2017

As every year, the Maplan Days of Technology will take place. This year, the event will be for the first time at the new technology park in Kottingbrunn. More than 400 guests from the field of mechanical engineering and injection molding machines are looking forward to be informed about the latest trends during the three-day events and will get the chance to exchange industry knowledge, know-how and experiences. The highlight will be an exclusive evening event at Belvedere Palace.

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Start of construction on the Franziskanerplatz


May 2017

 After an intense planning time of approximately four years, the renovation, revitalization attic floor extension of the building at Franziskanerplatz in the 1st district of Vienna will start in May 2017.  This is another Soulier project, which is being implemented under the strict specifications. The declared goal is the preservation of the historic building as well as the high-quality and detailed general renovation of the entire edifice. The house will be barrier-free, there will be installed three lifts. Energy-efficient top standards will be realized in this project: a water heat pump ensures an ecological heating and cooling system. The marketing of the renovated rented apartments will start in autumn 2018.

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Kindergarten opening Goldegg Gardens


April 2017

„We did not just realize ecological responsibility, but wanted to create a family-friendly environment aswell. Children are not a problem for us as a real estate developer, but a welcome addition.”  Ingrid Soulier, the owner of Soulier

Management GmbH  This approach was also implemented in the Goldegg Gardens project in Vienna. The Kindergarten was harmoniously integrated into the complex, all group rooms have access into the green courtyard. The kindergarten will be opened on April 3 by Jürgen Czernohorszky, the city councilor, and district director Leo Plasch. (picture: Martin Votava vom Presse- und Informationsdienst der Stadt Wien)

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Attic floor extension in the fifth district


April 2017

Recently, Soulier Management started attic floor extension of a building in Nikolsdorfer Gasse, the 5th district of Vienna, near the popular Schlossquadrat. Beside the extension, a lift will be installed. The construction period is expected to take 15 months. Subsequently, the marketing of the total xx attic apartments start. High-quality realisations, perfect floor plans  and exceptionally generous rooftop terraces characterize these rental properties. IBAU is responsible for project management.

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 Hetzgasse 8: it depends on the Regional Administrative Court 


March 2017

Nowaday in Vienna there are  fewer than half as many apartments constructed as required. Nevertheless, the private property developer, Soulier Management, is prevented from replacing dilapidated barracks along Viennas high-speed railway by a low-energy house and an ecological flagship project. The dispute  is an already started abolition in a retrospectively decided protection zone. The Regional Administrative Court is currently investigating whether the abolition of the already approved demolition can be continued. A decision of the court is to be expected by the end of May. Then either the project can be continued or alternative scenarios can be approached.

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 Goldegg Gardens reached a leasing rate higher than 80 %


February 2017

Attractive, high-quality rental properties are in high demand, this applies aswell to the Viennese Soulier project Goldegg Gardens. Within three months, a leasing rate of more than 80 percent was achieved. The great interest in residential quality is gratifying! For the remaining 19 apartments are already several rental offers.

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Soulier is expanding


December 2016

The Soulier Management GmbH has acquired an industrial building area  of approximately 25,000 square meters in Slovakia, Malacky. Malacky is located in the far west of Slovakia, about 100 kilometers away from Vienna and about 30 kilometers away  from Bratislava. It is planned to construct two production halls and an administrative building for the Maplan, a mechanical engineering company. The start of construction should be the second quarter of 2017.

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Goldegg Gardens ‘ opening


December 2016

After a period of three years, planning and constructing the building, Goldeggasse 19, offering 99 rental apartments, was completed. The project is located in the area of the former Bestattung Wien in the fourth district. More than 40 rental contracts have already been concluded. On the  1 of December, the first tenants moved in. The official opening party was on the 14 of December. The project Goldegg Gardens is a source of great pleasure: With the so far largest private geothermal heat field in Vienna, the entire area can be ecologically heated in winter and cooled in the summer. The area includes rental apartments, a Kindergarten and a shop and is offering the tenants a high-quality of living.

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Bäckerstraße attic extension and general renovation has been completed


December 2016

The listed building in the centre of Vienna was completed in autumn 2016. The property, as well known as the former Palais Nimptsch, got a central and ecological heating and cooling system, the attic was expanded and a general restoration was carried out.

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Maplan goes Industrie 4.0


September 2016

What does the term “production 4.0” mean? The Maplan-management talked to the business editors of “die Presse”. Industry 4.0 is about the ongoing implementation of a living, ever-evolving idea, a fact that already became clear during the inspection of the production hall. All Maplan departments are connected now, starting from the incoming orders, preparation of the offer, construction through the purchasing, logistics and the production up to packing and dispatch.

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Maplan opens new company headquarters


September 2016

Mechanical engineering company Maplan has invested twelve million euros in a new production plant including office buildings in the Ecoplus economic park in Kottingbrunn. The high-tech area could also be located in Silicon Valley. On the 1 of  September, the building was inaugurated by the former state governor deputy Johanna Mikl-Leitner. More than 400 guests from the business sector attended. At the new location, Through applying PIT-production, a modular kit system was implemented which makes  production optimization possible. 30 percent more output with the same employees shows the benefit of this investigation!

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Topping out ceremony of Maplan Kottingbrunn


February 2016

After just 4 months of construction, the shell construction in Kottingbrunn was completed. Together with more than 200 guests and employees we celebrated this joyful event on the 19 of February. The completion as well as the move is planned for next summer.

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Excellent occupancy rate at the residential park  Rennweg


January 2016

At the beginning of the year, a 90% occupancy rate was already achieved at the Rennweg 64 residential park. The future tenants especially appreciate the good, central location with excellent traffic connections, the efficient room concepts as well as the spacious balconies. A few units and a shop on the ground floor are still available.

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Start of the project Bäckerstraße


October 2015

Start of the general renovation of the former Palais Nimptsch:
In close cooperation with the Federal Department of Relics, the existing apartments will be completely renovated, a lift will be installed, an ecological well system integrated and the attic floor extended. The completion is scheduled for Autumn 2016.

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Celebrating the start of the MAPLAN Kottingbrunn Projekt


October 2015
The start of construction of the new production facility of MAPLAN was celebrated on October 9th, 2015, in Kottingbrunn . The new state of the art production hall will be built on an area of ​​6,300 m² as well as a modern office building with a floor space of 2,700 m². In order to contribute to environmental protection, a heat pump and a photovoltaic system are planned for power generation. The overall completion is scheduled for the 3rd quarter of 2016.

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Maplan at DKT 2015


July 2015
Well-known as the rubber industry’s international summit, DKT/IRC 2015 took place in Nuremburg, Germany from the end of June to the beginning of July. MAPLAN exhibited its latest innovations and many interesting application examples for the rubber injection moulding industry, on an attractive 140m² stand. Amongst other highlights, MAPLAN demonstrated the impressive fully-automatic production of HTV silicon rubber pen holders which require zero rework on its horizontal machine, together with partners Robotix and Elasmo.
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Construction start housing project Goldegg Gardens


July 2015
After finishing the demolition of the old building, the construction work on the 4.400m² plot of 99 high-quality apartments with terrace, porch or garden has started. The project also includes common green areas, a supermarket, an underground parking and a kindergarten, which will enrich the borough after completion end of 2017.

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June 2015
The last apartments in the attic are completed, the windows are installed and the interior design of the individual residential units has already begun. The end of construction works is scheduled for the fall 2015.

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MAPLAn at the PAST & RUBBER 2015 in Milan


June
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MAPLAN was present this year again at one of the most important European trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry. Many companies and industry participants have used the opportunity to get an insight into the latest technologies and current machinery exhibits in this field.

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Goldegg Gardens: Demolition of the old building and commissioning of a general contractor


April 2015
Preparing the future: the demolition of the old Goldeggasse building has started. The expert company Prajo is taking care of the demolition with modern specialized machinery and waterjets to keep the noise and air pollution in the densely populated area as low as possible.

After extensive contract negotiations for the construction of Goldegg Gardens now we are pleased to announce the general contractor for this project: STRABAG. We look forward to a successful project !

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Topping-out ceremony for Rennweg Project


April 2015
Thanks to a quick progress of the construction work, the topping of the Rennweg 64 project was reached mid-April.
Potential tenants are already showing great interest in this housing project, located at one of the most developing urban areas of Vienna.

The apartments will be available for rent starting fall 2015 .

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New MAPLAN production plant location purchased


April 2015
For 2016, MAPLAN is planning to build a new plant south of Vienna, Austria, to enable larger and more efficient logistics and production processes.
The site for the new company has now been acquired in the Kottingbrunn industrial park (Baden near Vienna), about 40km away from company headquarters in Ternitz. Construction work is scheduled to begin in the 4th quarter of 2015.

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Nikolsdorfer Gasse attic extensions completed


February 2015
The construction work for the attic extensions of the building in the Nikolsdorfer Gasse was completed in December 2014 . The rental of the attic flats with large roof terraces ranging between 80 and 150m² started in January 2015.

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Fuhrmannsgasse general renovation and loft conversions completed
 

January 2015
The general building renovation and loft conversions of the typical Viennese building have lasted from June 2013 until January 2015.
300m² were created in the 2 floor attic extensions. The renovated flats got upgraded with new balconies fitting the traditional style of the house. The well renovated new flats have all been rented out in just a few weeks.

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Residencial building Rennweg

June 2014
The new low-energy residential building in Vienna’s 3rd district is just minutes away from the green Prater and the transportation hub of Rennweg Train Station. The privately financed project comprises 49 apartments (about 38-120m ²) with balcony, terrace or garden, garage parking and a shop unit (approx. 380 m²). The project should be completed in November 2015.

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Maplan Open Days

June 2014
Over 330 visitors from all over the world came to the “Maplan Days of Technology 2014″ on the 4th and 5th of June in Ternitz, Austria. 24 partners presented their elastomer innovations to the visitors through lectures and information booths. Machine exhibits and demonstrations in the production halls gave the visitors the opportunity to network and learn more about the newest technologies in elastomer injection moulding machinery.

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Construction work start for Nikolsdorfergasse attic extension

January 2014
The construction work for the attic extension of the Nikolsdorfergasse started in January 2014, after the general contractor was awarded the contract at the end of 2013. These works, scheduled to last about 11 months, involve the creation of attic flats of a surface between 80 – 160 m² with large roof terraces.

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Portfolio extension: Lands in lower Austria

December 2013
Two land acquisitions in lower Austria were concluded end of 2013. The acquisition of both of these lands was made with the intention of building rental apartments.

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Maplan at the K 2013 expo

October 2013
This year, Maplan was again present at the K 2013, the largest international trade fair in the field of plastics, with a stand of 230m² divided over two floors. The highlights were technological innovations like the new C 6000.web control unit as well as Maplan’s ergonomic and energy-saving  machine developments. A large number of business partners and new customers came to the Maplan stand and used that opportunity to discuss new projects with the international sales team.

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New CEO for Maplan

August 2013
Wolfgang Meyer has been chosen as the new CEO of MAPLAN. He will direct the divisions of commercialization, technology, production, development and quality assurance. From 1996 to 1999 he was manager at Adstar which is another firm belonging to the family’s group. From 1999 to 2013 he was managing director at Semperit where he supervised the commercialization and technology of the production of injection moulded elastomer products.

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Loft conversion at Fuhrmannsgasse

June 2013
After the phase of planning and procedures to obtain permits from the competent authorities which took nearly 2 years, the works for the loft conversions in Fuhrmannsgasse have started. The works include the installation of a central heating and central warm water supply, a lift and the renovation of the common parts of the building. In addition, all apartments are to be equipped with a large balcony. The works are planned to be terminated in summer 2014.

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Press conference Goldegg Gardens

May 2013
The project Goldegg Gardens was presented to a large number of journalists, people from the neighborhood and other people interested in that project.
The project plans to create freely financed apartments for rental, a local store, a nursery school and an underground car park. More detailed information can be found here (in German) http://wien.orf.at/news/stories/2586587

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Presentation of Goldeggasse architecture contest winner

April 2013
The architecture contest to which seven teams of architects had been invited has designated a winner.  The project which was chosen unanimously by a all members of a jury of experts, is the result of the collaboration of two Viennese architectural offices FRANK & PARTNER Ziviltechniker GmbH and SHIBUKAWA EDER  ARCHITECTS.

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