July 10th 2014
Arion to build Swash-factory on Avantis
Limburg fast growing healthcare innovation company to build new Swash-factory on Dutch-German business park.
Healthcare innovation company Arion is the third company that chooses the cross-border location on Avantis. Arion developed the washing-without-water concept that makes the use of towels, soap, wash basins, washcloths and moisturiser in healthcare redundant. On the border of Heerlen and Aachen Arion will build new premises. It concerns an area of 15.000 square meters, of which 8.000 m2 is initially built on; the remainder will be reserved for the growth in the near future. The property will consist of a cleanroom of 1000 m2 for the production of Swash, 1.500 m2 of office space and 3.000 m2 of logistics area. The new building is necessary to accommodate planned growth in the coming years. Arion now employs 100 people and realised a turnover of 7 million Euro last year. In the coming years the number of people will grow to more than 200, and the turnover will become more than fivefold.
The new premises will be built by Naebers Onroerend Goed. The building will be literally built on the Dutch-German border, which fits perfectly with the Dutch and German ambitions of Arion and its ultimate goal to become market leader in Swash across Europe. The investment is estimated at 8 million Euro of which approximately half is intended for the property and the other half for the growing need for plant machinery. In the short term Arion will grow from the current 2 production lines to 7. Construction will start next autumn. The intention is that Arion moves to the new location at the end of 2015.