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New plant of spinneret manufacturer Enka Tecnica inaugurated in Kabelsketal.

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Kabelsketal, September 11, 2015 | On Friday, September 11, EnkaTecnica officially inaugurated a new production plant in Kabelsketal in the presence of Dr. Bernd Wiegand, Lord Mayor of Halle. With the move from Gröbzig to the new, larger location spinneret manufacturer Enka Tecnica GmbH who has been serving the global market for more than hundred years, demonstrates its potential for further growth in the future.

A total of seven million Euro was spent in moving the production from Gröbzig to
Kabelsketal. The investment allowed Enka Tecnica to focus on high technology in
the new plant in order to expand business. The plant is state of the art also
in terms of work safety and energy efficiency. Modern LED lighting in the
production hall, compressor heat recovery and up-to-date fire alarm systems are
just a few examples.

Covering an area of 15.450 sqm, the new location houses a production hall of 4,300 sqm and
an office building of 1,000 sqm. About 100 employees and 13 own apprentices
trained to qualify as mechatronics engineers, cutting machine operators and
industrial mechanics are working here since the end of June.

Uwe Gaedike, CEO of Enka Tecnica, is happy about the new location: “The move was an
important step for us. In Kabelsketal we have created ideal conditions to
continue the success of the past years and develop ourselves further. We will
be able to even improve our quality and high production efficiency in our new
plant. At the same time we have created an ultra-modern and motivating working
environment for our employees and young professionals.”

Enka Tecnica was acquired by the German Reifenhäuser Group early in 2015 who has
supported and co-financed the project as an investment in the future of the
company.

About Enka Tecnica

The German company Enka Tecnica with headquarters in
Heinsberg and Kabelsketal is the world’s leading manufacturer of spinnerets for
nonwovens, wet and dry spinning, melt spinning and micro components. The over
100 years old company uses state-of-the-art measuring equipment, cutting edge
3D technologies and in-house developed computer controlled manufacturing
equipment. The company employs about 160 persons and is headed by Uwe Gaedike.

About the Reifenhäuser Group

The Reifenhäuser Group, based in Troisdorf,
North Rhine-Westphalia, is the world's leading supplier of plastics extrusion
lines, machines, and components. The group has the world's largest company
knowledge network for extrusion technology: Six business units with nine
subsidiaries bundle highly specialised knowledge in design, process technology,
automation systems, project planning, manufacturing, project management and
logistics. As a whole, the group covers the largest range of extrusion
technologies. Its companies offer systems for the production of films, sheets,
nonwovens, monofilaments, and the relevant components. CEO of the Group which
employs over 1400 persons is Bernd Reifenhäuser.

The inauguration ceremony of the new location of Enka Tecnica GmbH took place on September 11 in Kabelsketal. From l. to r.: Bernd Reifenhäuser, CEO of the Reifenhäuser Group, Lord Mayor Dr.Bernd Wiegand, Uwe Gaedike, CEO of Enka Tecnica. The inauguration ceremony of the new location of Enka Tecnica GmbH took place on September 11 in Kabelsketal. From l. to r.: Bernd Reifenhäuser, CEO of the Reifenhäuser Group, Lord Mayor Dr.Bernd Wiegand, Uwe Gaedike, CEO of Enka Tecnica.

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