Since founding in 1945 JOVYATLAS has been located in the west of Northern Germany in the region of Leer, East Frisia, close to the borderline with the Netherlands.This location offers our company an environment with an extremely high quality of life as well as optimal transport connections at the same time. Leer is optimally reachable by car or truck over its direct connection to the A31-motorway. We are also able to be easily reached by airplane through the regional airport at Nüttermoor (travel time of approx. 10 min.) or the international airport at Bremen (travel time of approx. 60 min.). Moreover the good transport connection to the network of the German Railways guarantees fast accessibility from all directions.
Due to thecontinuousexpansion of the company Wärtsilä JOVYATLAS made severalbuilding expansionsandrelocationsof production to increase the capacities.Astheheadquarterin Leer,GroningerStraße,no longeroffered sufficientspacefor production,an extensionwasnecessary.However, theenvisagedexpansioninLeercityfailedat that timebecause there was noadequatespace available.Sotheresistormanufacturingwasoutsourced toJemgumandmovedinto the industrial area Jemgum, Soltborg, in2003.There was built-up aproduction hallwith an area of800square metersat that time.Due to theverypositivedevelopment ofresistors'manufacturingthoseproduction facilityinJemgum have been extended since 2003serveral timesin several phases(2006, 2007and2010) up to a current area of 2200 sqm.
But even after stock-removal in 2010 the production area in Leer, Groninger Straße, where the manufacturing of theuninterruptible powersupply(UPS-production), inverters and special power supplying systems took place becames much too small and the limited space stopped a further development and an increasing business volume.Thesplittingof the companyatthreelocationswas accepted asan interim solutioninbuying-but in parallelsince 2010the planning ran foraredeploymentof allthreeareasatone common location.
After a construction periodofonly8months, in 2014 the production of ups systems, inverters and further power supply systems could move into thenew productionhalls in Jemgum next to the existing manufacturing area of resistors. Also the material stocking and shipping area were integrated into these new facilites.Since then,there are theentireproduction,thestockandthe test department are locatedinJemgum.In asecondphase of constructionin 2015, thenewadministration buildingwascompleted,sothat in October 2015, theheadquartersof Wärtsilä JOVYATLASin Leer moved to Jemgum,Fennenweg4.
With the newoffice building(1300sqm),the new production hall(4800square meters)andtheexistingold productionhall ofresistor manufacturing(2200sqm) there is achieveda total area of8300sqm.The plot size ofapproximately23.700square meters allows further extensions.Inthe new buildings,the latest technologyin the field ofmanufacturingandlogisticsensures increasedefficiency.A newtest department withenergy recovery anda photovoltaic system on the roof improvetheenergy balancesignificantly.
Picture: Administration Building Wärtsilä JOVYATLAS