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Credit: Schiebel
    Camcopter trial for Belgium Navy Credit: Schiebel

Schiebel is expanding its flagship facility in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, to meet the growing demand for its Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS).

Schiebel’s facility in Wiener Neustadt opened in 2006 and has since grown from 50 employees to approximately 120 employees.

The current expansion will double the size of the location to 7,770 m² to house production and maintenance, logistics, training and office space for an expected 150 employees by 2020, with room for further growth of up to a total of 200 employees.

“With this new addition to our facility in Wiener Neustadt we are continuing our successful expansion strategy,” Hans Georg Schiebel, chairman of the Schiebel Group. “By doubling our production capacity for [Camcopter], we are creating a production and logistics hub and we are establishing the framework for an increased focus on research and development at our Vienna headquarters.”

“We are proud of our state-of-the-art high-tech facility in Wiener Neustadt and our contribution to the economic growth and technological progress of the local industry,” CEO Hannes Hecher added. “This expansion allows us to generate more jobs and invest in training the workforce of the future.”

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