The current investment project of the Dresden-based company InfraTec GmbH Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik has taken shape in the past year 2022 given challenging general conditions. The shell for the second InfraTec complex at the Gostritzer Straße site was completed. On this occasion, InfraTec staff and management celebrated a traditional topping-out ceremony on 16 December 2022, along with planners, supporters and the building trades on site. In its 31-year history, the Dresden-based company has invested 20 million euros in this expansion, making it the largest construction project to date and a clear commitment to the company's headquarters and production site in Dresden.
Already in 2018 – after 25 years of residence – InfraTec acquired its own property at the south location of the TechnologieZentrumDresden. By the end of 2020, this was significantly expanded with the construction of a new clean room and office wing for the Sensor Technology business unit.
More space for manufacturing, development, and staff
The new complex has a total area of 2,700 m² and will provide spacious production and development areas for infrared cameras and pyroelectric detectors, as well as generously designed office space and social rooms. Fitted with specially developed, highly flexible technology-specific manufacturing equipment, such as automated calibration stands and systems for growing and processing pyroelectric crystals, the new building paves the way for an optimised manufacturing structure and higher production capacities. This is the basis for being able to meet the increasing demand for InfraTec products in the future, of which almost 70% are exported worldwide.
Energy-efficient and environmentally conscious
Right from the start, the planning of the extension complex focused on the goal of constructing an energy-efficient building according to the KfW55 standard. Supported by certified energy efficiency experts, numerous measures were planned to improve the energy balance of the company building: These would include, for example, triple-glazed windows, increased thermal insulation of the roof and façade, and a photovoltaic system with an output of 100 kWp to supply the clean room with green electricity.*
Following the start of construction in November 2021, the entire extension complex is scheduled for completion in October 2023.**
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* The project is being supported by the Sächsische Aufbaubank with funds from the "Improvement of the Regional Economic Structure" support programme.
** This measure is co-financed with tax funds based on the agreed budget passed by the Saxon State Parliament.