New future factory “Avitum Village”

B. Braun Melsungen AG, Melsungen, Germany

As general planner for the new B. Braun value factory at the Melsungen site, Dr. Schönheit + Partner realized another future factory in Germany, the “Avitum Village” plant.

Tasks and goals
  • Preparation for construction, creation of land use and development plans
  • General planning from basic evaluation to handover to the client
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  • Production optimization and factory planning
  • Architecture, structural planning, landscape planning, technical building equipment, facade planning, civil engineering and road construction
  • Interior design of all new office areas in the factory
Approach and solutions

Integrated factory planning from the inside out has allowed the most innovative production methods and processes to be incorporated into the structure and design of an economical, flexible and adaptable factory. The dialysis machine and infusion pump production facility includes administrative areas and a new training center. In the "Avitum Village," which was built as a precursor to the B. Braun City of Industry, marketplaces serve as central locations and optimize the interfaces between people and materials.

The term "village" captures the essence of the design, as the new production facilities for dialysis machines and infusion pumps, as well as the training center, are connected by central marketplaces for people and goods. The marketplaces are the central communication points for networking all operations throughout the facility. People and goods are distributed throughout the facility via the marketplaces. Their arrangement ensures short distances (mill wheel-like arrangement) and optimizes the connection points between people and materials.

B.Braun Production System Lead to Lean® Training Concept ̶ In preparation for the move to the new value factory, learning centers at the old plant accelerated the change process for managers and their employees and promoted understanding of the system. To ensure the sustainable success of the B. Braun production system, S+P Coaching trainers prepared managers and selected top performers for their future role in applying and improving the system and passing on knowledge. The goal: 55% increase in inventory turnover, +30% increase in process efficiency, 20% increase in productivity.


B. Braun is one of the world's leading medical technology companies. For more than 180 years, the company has been shaping healthcare with its pioneering spirit and groundbreaking contributions. More than 65,000 employees work for the B. Braun Group worldwide. The portfolio includes over 5,000 products for healthcare, such as for minimally invasive surgery or wound management.

We would like to thank Dr. Schönheit + Partner for the professional conception and supervision of this construction project. The result is a factory that creates value - for employees who work here successfully and with pleasure to develop, produce and market high-quality and innovative products for our customers.

KPIs at a glance

82 m EUR

Overall invest

> 43,000 m²

Gross floor area

33 months

Construction duration

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