Expansion of production at Swiss headquarters in Flamatt: COMET Group starts construction works

The planned annex of COMET Group’s headquarters in Flamatt/FR can be realized. After the period for objection has passed unused, the building application is now effective. Preliminary work to prepare for the construction of the annex can start in March. If all goes according to plan, COMET will occupy its new production facility in mid-2018.

With the new building, the technology group from Flamatt will almost double the production capacities at its headquarters from originally 20,000 to 37,000 square meters, creating much needed room for its expanding x-ray and ebeam business. The company moreover set the spatial prerequisites for creating an additional 250 jobs, thus laying the foundation for further planned growth. And with the investment of CHF 60 million, the COMET Group demonstrates its strong commitment to Switzerland and the canton of Freiburg.

Since moving into its headquarters in Flamatt 13 years ago, the COMET Group has grown from a Bernese company with 230 employees into an international technology group that now has 13 sites and over 1,050 employees worldwide. In that time, its revenue has almost quadrupled from CHF 74.3 million in 2002 to CHF 282.3 million in 2015. The extension of the production site at its Flamatt headquarters will form the basis for this internationally active company to strengthen its market position even further.
 
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Ines Najorka
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ines.najorka@comet.ch

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