For more than 24 years PLAYMOBIL has made the hearts of children from all over the world beat faster. PLAYMOBIL is one of the top-selling toy brands in the world and is distributed in more than 65 countries world-wide. Parents, teachers and above all children appreciate the little toy-playmate for an active and imaginative role play.
About 600 employees work with more than 200 state-of-the-art injection molding machines, among them machines using materials of 2, 3 or 4 different colors. Annual raw material requirement: approximately 9,000 metric tons.
Horst Brandstätter, head of Geobra company:
Playmobil has its production site in the Ansbach area, because of the close distance to the headquarters in Zirndorf and to the conurbation of Nuremberg–Fürth-Erlangen and the availability of industrial sites at reasonable prices is perfect.
Mr. Lechner and Mr. Niedermeier (Pan-plast):
our site in the Ansbach area is perfect, because here we find best conditions for our development and the infrastructure is very good.
Pan-plast in Aurach produces moulded plastic parts of the highest technological standard for the electrical, automotive and medical industries. The spectrum of Pan-plast services includes injection moulding, prototyping, design of injection moulds suitable for plastics and realistion in precision die- and mould-making, development of peripheral units, e.g. fixtures for handling, punching, assembling, up to final assembly and packing of the - possibly sterile - product.
Further more electronic data processing is used in all processes from the receipt of an order to the delivery of an order. Fully automated material supplies for the production machines, and removal of moulded parts by industrial robots, guarantees a smooth production sequence under optimised conditions and are specific to this company with 43 employees.
Example of a successfull settlement:
In 2000 Richard Fritz GmbH has chosen the Ansbach area as site for its modern production plant. For the automobile industry extruded sealings for window glasses are made with PU-RIM technology. The competence in plastic in the Ansbach region and the central location to all major automobile manufacturers in Southern Germany had a essential effect on this choice of site. Another positive locational advantage was the fast licensing procedure and the availability of attractive industrial sites in vicinity of the Motorway A 6 at reasonable prices.