Schiebel, December 05, 2018 - Vienna – Schiebel is expanding its flagship facility in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, to meet the growing demand for its market-leading Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS).
Schiebel’s high-tech facility in Wiener Neustadt, a well-known and highly visible landmark in the region, opened in 2006. Comprised of a production plant of 2,300 m² and a spacious office area of 1,600 m², the location has since grown from 50 employees to approximately 120 employees.
The current expansion will double the size of the location to 7,770 m² to house production and maintenance, logistics, training and office space for an expected 150 employees by 2020, with room for further growth of up to a total of 200 employees.
“With this new addition to our facility in Wiener Neustadt we are continuing our successful expansion strategy,” notes Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group. “By doubling our production capacity for our best-in-class CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS, we are creating a production and logistics hub and we are establishing the framework for an increased focus on research and development at our Vienna headquarters.”
“We are proud of our state-of-the-art high-tech facility in Wiener Neustadt and our contribution to the economic growth and technological progress of the local industry,” ,added CEO Hannes Hecher. “This expansion allows us to generate more jobs and invest in training the workforce of the future.”
The Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) is an operationally proven capability for military and civilian applications. The Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAS requires no prepared area or supporting equipment to enable launch and recovery. It operates by day and by night, under adverse weather conditions, with a beyond line-of-sight capability out to 200 km / 108 nm, over land and sea. Its carbon fiber and titanium fuselage provides capacity for a wide range of payload/endurance combinations up to a service ceiling of 5,500 m / 18,000 ft.
In a typical configuration, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 carries a 34-kg / 75-lbs payload up to 10 hours and is powered with AVGas or JP-5 heavy fuel. High-definition payload imagery is transmitted to the control station in real time. In addition to its standard GPS waypoint or manual navigation, the S-100 can successfully operate in environments where GPS is not available, with missions planned and controlled via a simple point-and-click graphical user interface. The high-tech unmanned helicopter is backed by Schiebel’s excellent customer support and training services.
About Schiebel: Founded in 1951, the Vienna-based Schiebel Group focuses on the development, testing and production of state-of-the-art mine detection equipment and the revolutionary CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). Schiebel has built an international reputation for producing quality defense and humanitarian products, which are backed by exceptional after-sales service and support. Since 2010,
Schiebel’s composite division supplies high-tech customers with products of supreme carbon fiber technology – all quality-controlled to meet ISO 9001 standards. With headquarters in Vienna (Austria), Schiebel now maintains production facilities in Wiener Neustadt (Austria) and Abu Dhabi (UAE), as well as offices in Washington, DC (USA), Shoalhaven (Australia) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia).