New Production Location of Karl Mayer (China) Ltd.


Gross floor area:   63,000 m²
Building volume:   210,000 m³
Total costs:   25 mio. €
Beginning of construction:   2007
Completion:   14 months

Scope Of Planing

Overall planning

Building project

The Company Karl Mayer (China) Ltd. plans a new production facility for textile machineries on a site of 175,000.00 m² in the new development area Wujin of Changzhou City.

Additional to the production and storage buildings which are the core of the plant, administration buildings, a canteen, an apartment hotel and three guesthouses for the accommodation of foreign experts round off the facility. The first task in the design process was to explore the requirements of the owner and to develop a layout for the buildings.

Of central concern in this phase were the logistics in the pro-duction chain in order to optimise production, the transport and lifting technology on the site. Provisions had to be planned for vibration insulation of heavy machinery; spacious unobstructed areas had to provided for the transport of big knitters. Particular climatic conditions concerning room temperature and air moisture were required for parts of the production facility.

Administration buildings, canteen, hotel and the guesthouses shall not only satisfy the functional criteria but also the design characteristics of modern European architecture. The design of the facades, the furnishing as well as the colour composition of the surfaces were specified in the building design and supplemented by reference details for the tender.

The construction works for the infrastructure with roads and media tracks as well as the connection to the existing public utilities were already carried out while the design for the buildings was in progress.

The award of contract was in January 2007 in accordance with the FIDIC contract form ”Plant and Design Built”.

Construction supervision, quality control as well as progress and cost control is in the responsibility of our on-site personnel. The move-in for machinery in the new production halls is scheduled for end of January 2008; the completion of the entire plant is terminated for April 2008 by contract.


Karl Mayer (China) Ltd.

Overall planning

CSZ Ingenieurconsult GmbH, Darmstadt