New plant ground-breaking ceremony

Boll & Kirch Filterbau GmbH establishes new plant in Kerpen

From left to right: Friedhelm Runkel (Runkel), Dieter Spürck (Major of the city of Kerpen), Ralf Utsch (Piske and Partner), Stefan Starke (BOLL & KIRCH)

Groundbreaking ceremony for the new construction of Plant II was held together with representatives of the city of Kerpen +++ Expansion of the BOLL & KIRCH site for the areas of Spare Parts Logistics and Research & Development +++ Focus on sustainability in construction and use

With the traditional ground-breaking ceremony for the new Plant II, Boll & Kirch Filterbau GmbH laid the foundation stone for further growth at its headquarters in Kerpen, Rhein-Erft district in North Rhine-Westphalia, yesterday. On a site area of around 36,000 m², offices with a total area of around 1,600 m² are being built for the employees. BOLL & KIRCH, the world's leading technology company in the filtration of liquids and gases, is investing in the 3,300 m² new building at its Kerpen location, thereby setting an example as an employer with future prospects in the region.
The new plant in Kerpen will house several business units, including spare parts logistics with over 17,000 different spare parts for industrial and marine filters. On an area of 1,800 m², the new warehouse enables more efficient logistics processes and permanent availability of all spare parts. In particular, the two-storey building will house the Research & Development department with the BOLL & KIRCH pilot plant, where test runs for test filters will be carried out and prototypes will be developed. "Our own start-up unit in the company provides the basis for new developments and thus stands for the consistent future orientation at BOLL & KIRCH," explains Managing Director Stefan Starke.

Sustainable construction planning for buildings and outdoor areas
In addition to modern working environments, BOLL & KIRCH attaches great importance to its innovative and sustainable construction concept for the new plant: "The issue of sustainability was very important for our building plans," says Starke. "This applies on the one hand to the outside areas of the new plant with concepts for rainwater infiltration and the planting of around 100 large trees and thousands of native shrubs, creating a total of 9,700 m² of green space. We have also attached great importance to sustainable construction in the buildings, for example through the use of mineral insulation, triple glazing and natural cooling fins in the facade," adds Starke. In addition, the company is also installing a combined heat and power plant to generate heat and electrical energy as an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional boilers.
Including planned new hirings, commissioning will take place in spring 2021 with around 40 employees in the new Plant II.


  • 36,000 m² total area property
  • 3,300 m² floor area of building
  • 9,700 m² green area
  • Move in of spare parts logistics and research & development incl. pilot plant
  • Construction company: Runkel Hochbau GmbH, Siegen
  • Architect: Piske+Partner Architecture and Urban Planning, Betzdorf
  • Handover December 2020
  • Moving in spring 2021

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