GE opens second manufacturing plant for industrial CT


GE’s Measurement & Control business has announced the opening of a second GE manufacturing plant in Wunstorf, Germany.

Founded in 1999, the phoenix|x-ray business of GE Inspection Technologies has evolved into an industrial computed tomography (CT) technology leader, providing inspection solutions for quality labs as well as for process optimisation on the production floor, including automotive and aerospace production. The inauguration of the second production plant allows GE to increase productivity, optimise logistics and training capabilities and accommodate the fast-growing service department.

“The opening of this new industrial CT plant demonstrates GE’s investment in both infrastructure and human resources,” explained Omar Castillo, Wunstorf Site Leader. “This facility allows us to continue developing and delivering advanced 2D and 3D inspection solutions to thousands of our current system users and future customers, to help them ensure quality and drive productivity.”

Due to the continued growth of GE’s industrial phoenix|x-ray CT portfolio and sales quantity, the former production plant reached its capacity at 13,000 sq m. With the addition of the new 6000 sq m, the facility will increase capacity, potentially doubling GE’s production space and leaving room for future growth. Since all core components, such as X-ray tubes, generators, detectors and CT software, are proprietary GE technology, the new plant now combines modern logistics and material stock with component manufacturing of micro- and nanofocus tubes and generators, among others. It also houses 45 employees, includes new test and repair facilities and a new service training centre, allowing the old plant to dedicate several thousand square metres to final X-ray inspection and CT system cabinet assembly and delivery.