We turn industrial buildings into your competitive advantage.
Using clever solutions specially developed for the high-tech industry.

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Service


We plan and execute industrial building projects for the high-tech industry, in which production processes, building services and architecture are optimally coordinated. We guarantee that, even on unfavourable plot configurations and for structures organically matured over decades, enormous leaps in efficiency are possible.

Our strength: We understand your business because we employ architects and engineers with a wealth of experience in the high-tech industry under their belts. This enables us to create industrial buildings that deserve the name: a building that is optimally coordinated with the production processes – and thus becomes a machine in its own right.


Our range of services


  • LOGISTICS
  • HYGIENE AND CLEAN ROOMS
  • SUSTAINABILITY

IE plans and implements efficient logistics systems for industrial enterprises. We are not tied to specific suppliers’ products, but instead, as a neutral partner, consistently search for the best solution for our customers – whether selecting the conveying technology, warehouse systems or appropriate software. With our one-stop operational and construction planning, we ensure that the goods and personnel fluxes are optimally coordinated with both production processes and the building.

Contact person
Thomas Hanhart | Logistics Manager

IE ensures the necessary production hygiene and cleanliness are adhered to. We compile holistic hygiene and zoning concepts based on the respective product and process. Where cleanliness demands are stricter, we plan and build process-specific controlled areas and clean rooms – on request GMP-compliant and including complete training. Holistic planning allows us to focus on product reliability and operating costs.

Contact person
Stephan Fischer | Hygiene and Clean Room Manager

IE develops energy- and resource-saving concepts. We engage where the greatest potential for more sustainability in industrial buildings is found: in the production processes and the efficient design of all upstream and downstream processes. Measures range from energy recovery from process heat, through the use of renewables, to the efficient utilisation of plots. Our solutions also save both resources and costs, and thus link environmental responsibility to our customers’ corporate success.

Contact person
Thomas Rieger | Sustainability Manager


This is what we’re made of


Icone_Home_1AT HOME IN YOUR INDUSTRY
We specialise in industrial buildings in five different industries. Our extensive experience in these fields mean that we speak exactly your language and understand your production processes. Our industrial buildings are therefore uncompromisingly planned, from the inside out.

Icone_Home_2ALL EXPERTS UNDER ONE ROOF
Our IE industry-specific engineers, architects, planners and logistics specialists all work for a common cause, allowing us to create industrial buildings that convince from any angle. Production processes, technical building services and architecture are thus optimally coordinated.

Icone_Home_3EMPLOYEES AS ENTREPRENEURS
Here at IE Engineering, all employees are stakeholders in the company, meaning you can rely on our teams’ motivation and initiative. Experience a new kind of partnership in cooperation.

Icone_Home_4GUARANTEED SECURITY
Our planning and implementation guarantees give you complete security in terms of costs, deadlines, quality and function. From the initial design idea, through the choice of production technology, operational and logistics planning, to general planning and implementation, we execute all project stages – including in work contract format.


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Projects


Project examples: clever industrial buildings solutions from IE

We’ll give you more than just an architectural shell for your production facility: we enhance the efficiency of your processes – with industrial buildings perfectly matched to your production processes. How we do it? With a lot of brainwork. We are not satisfied with mere run-of-the-mill solutions. Clear competitive advantages await our clients at the end of the process. Here are a few project examples:


  • Logistik
  • Hygiene
  • Nachhaltigkeit

A hearing aid manufacturer wanted to extend an existing production site. The original plan involved transferring the processes and materials flows in the existing building to the extension uncnhanged. However, an initial analysis conducted by IE revealed that there was not enough space for this in the new build, in particular for storing components.

IE eradicated the space problem in the new shed with a simple but powerful idea: the largely manual services for the production area were completely automated and combined with the warehouse. The consequence: the conveying system occupied considerably less space than would have been necessary for manual feeding. This space was utilised by IE to created a warehouse along the length of the conveying system.

IE thus killed two birds with one stone: operating costs were substantially reduced thanks to automation and the close interplay of warehouse and conveying system. Moreover, the available space in the new industrial building was used far more efficiently than in the existing building. Costly modifications, or even an additional extension to the shed, was thus avoided.

IE Technology contact person
Thomas Rieger | CEO

What is there to do if electrostatic charges in the production line are difficult to control? For a manufacturer of insulin pumps, this problem resulted in a higher rejection rate in these sensitive products. IE was commissioned to find solutions for reducing the electrostatic charges to an acceptable level.

Following an analysis of the building and operating processes it quickly became clear to the IE experts that isolated, individual measures would not bring success. Instead, a whole raft of measures was necessary, from better dissipative flooring through to rigorous employee clothing regulations. However, the largest lever was not the ESD workstations: the problem could only be solved by optimising the complete value chain – from incoming goods through to conveying technology and packaging.

Among other things, IE implemented a new climatic zone under positive pressure. But only the interaction of all coordinated measures delivered success: the number of particles in the sensitive areas was reduced drastically and the electrostatic charge reduced to a minimum. The company quickly recuperated the necessary investment: once the project was completed the rejection rate dropped by more than half.

IE Technology contact person
Thomas Rieger | CEO

A company specialising in high-performance camshafts had to learn the hard way what creeping chaos in building and production expansions can result in: operating costs increased so much that the factory could barely continue to work profitably. The question raised was: could the site, with its long tradition, even be saved?

IE Technology took a very close look at the five-floored production facility. The operating processes in the various business units interacted in such a complex manner that even the smallest faults were capable of disabling the entire system. Moreover, duplicate structures in the different units were driving costs higher. A whole series of buffer warehouses were required to compensate for poor processes.

IE Technology organised the processes and their associated plant components in sequence. For example, it was possible to separate the various product waste water flows. Moreover, machine installation was made so flexible that more capacity can be created for whatever is currently the busiest unit, without any great effort. Where possible, IE Technology amalgamated business units onto one floor. This eliminated the majority of lift journeys between floors and considerably less transport journeys and cranes were required. The result of these measures: an astounding increase in factory efficiency of 35 per cent.

IE Technology contact person
Klaus-Peter Stöppler | CEO


People


Industry specialists


Thomas-Rieger

 

Thomas Rieger
CEO
Architect ETH/SIA | Executive MBA

Zurich facility
T +41 44 389 86 09
t.rieger@ie-group.com

Stephan-Guby

 

Stephan Guby
CEO
Mechanical engineer (ETH)

Nyon facility
T +41 22 322 19 84
s.guby@ie-group.com

Klaus-Peter-Stoeppler

 

Klaus-Peter Stöppler
CEO
Engineer | Economist | Architect

Munich facility
T +49 89 82 99 39 21
k.stoeppler@ie-group.com

 

Marcel-Brand

 

Marcel Brand
Head of Logistics| Industrial engineer FH | GMP courses

Zurich facility
T +41 44 389 86 08
m.brand@ie-group.com

Joerg-Petersen

 

Jörg Petersen
Engineer | Electrical engineering

Munich facility
T +49 89 82 99 39 41
j.petersen@ie-group.com

Staffan-Nordstroem

 

Staffan Nordström
Mechanical engineer

Zurich facility
T +41 44 389 86 24
s.nordstroem@ie-group.com

 

Salvatore-Scarnera

 

Salvatore Scarnera
Architect (EAUG)

Nyon facility
T +41 22 322 19 83
s.scarnera@ie-group.com

 

Planning partners

 

Only the best for our clients: long-term partners, complete transparency

We rely on the expertise of long-term partners for specialist tasks not forming part of our core services. Processes involving these companies have been honed to perfection as a result of our collaboration on numerous projects. In this way we ensure that our clients enjoy the same high level of quality, regardless of whether IE employees or those of third-party companies are involved.

However, transparency is still important to us. Before the project begins we inform our client about which services we are buying more of and from whom. With regard to the high-tech industry in particular, we work with the following companies:

Switzerland

Germany