A job sweet as chocolate

It was around Easter 2021 when we were bringing in a new large-scale production plant at Lindt & Sprüngli in Kilchberg (ZH). As there was short time window of only two weeks for the entire project, our teams worked in two shifts. In addition to the required hygiene in the sensitive food industry, the tight space conditions and the limited floor bearing capacity were a particular challenge.

All the components for the new production plant filled up 20 lorries and were first delivered to our heavy goods warehouse in Elgg (ZH). After preparing the material according to the delivery sequence, we transported them just-in-time in the required delivery sequence by our trucks from Elgg to Kilchberg where they got lifted by a mobile crane onto the scaffolding on the 3rd floor. This scaffolding had been built especially for this project. Inside the building, the parts were lifted from the platform and moved to the production room on heavy-duty roller carriages. The largest component, a cooler with a weight of over 20 tones, first had to be lifted and assembled at a pre-assembly site in the production hall before it was moved by almost 30 meters to its final installation site. While one part of our team had brought in part after part into the production hall, the others were already assembling and installing.

Thanks to the good preparation, detailed planning and very pleasing and efficient cooperation of all involved parties, the very ambitious goal was successfully achieved according to the schedule. The new machine will make sure that the finest Swiss chocolate continues to be produced next to Lake Zurich and can be sent all over the world.

About Lindt & Sprüngli AG

What began in 1845 as a small confectionery shop on Marktgasse in Zurich is today a major Swiss company with international operations and a high degree of global recognition. The chocolate manufacturer Lindt & Sprüngli AG, headquartered in Kilchberg on Lake Zurich, generated sales of CHF 4.02 billion in 2020 and employs over 13,500 people worldwide. The Swiss chocolate pioneer’s best-known products include fine chocolate, Lindor balls and Gold Bunnies. To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the company, Lindt & Sprüngli opened a huge chocolate museum in Kilchberg right next to its production facilities, with a chocolate fountain over nine metres high from which 1.4 tonnes of chocolate are flowing.

Special Machinery

  • Assembly Crane 1.5t
  • Electric Forklift 3.2t
  • Forklift 5t
  • Lifting Platform 8m
  • Hydraulic Lifting Columns 9t

Team

Every employees of BAUBERGER AG

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