plantIng celebrates its 5th anniversary - The engineering company plans further growth and an expansion of project business


plantIng GmbH, an engineering company for the planning of process industry plant, is celebrating its 5th anniversary. Established on 1 July 2010 as a subsidiary of the ABLE GROUP with a workforce of 90, the engineering services provider currently employs more than 270 specialists. With a clearly defined organisation and sales plan, plantIng has continuously expanded its portfolio over the years, while attracting important key customers and recruiting a large number of new staff. Today, the company based in Cologne ranks among the largest independent engineering services providers in North Rhine-Westphalia. For 2015, plantIng has planned further growth. To this end, besides setting up new locations in Germany, plantIng will expand its project business in sectors including oil and gas as well as the petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical and life science industries. Strategic expansion will be accompanied by taking on more new staff. In all, plantIng aims to recruit 80 new employees by the end of 2015.

Managing Director Dieter Hofmann is optimistic about the company's future prospects: "Encouraged by a favourable economic tailwind, the domestic chemical industry has opened the pipeline for investments in plant construction. This has, however, also created new challenges for us as an engineering services provider. For the operator companies are calling for partners who are capable of completing complex projects within a specified time frame and budget and, of course, of the agreed quality."

But Hofmann sees the upcoming tasks not just in the practical fields of project and technological competence: "Ownership will play an ever more important role in future. This means a competent service provider is commissioned to comprehensively safeguard the interests of a plant and its operator, and to make the optimization of the plant his own affair. In this model, the external partner organises a complete project and, as the owner's engineer, manages and coordinates all the internal and external parties involved. Here, with its wide-ranging skills, plantIng is in an ideal position to meet and exceed the related requirements of the process industry today and in the future."

plantIng GmbH - an engineering company for the process industry
plantIng GmbH was founded on 1 July 2010 as a subsidiary of the ABLE GROUP, Germany's leading corporate group for engineering services, with 90 plant construction specialists. By 2011, more than 170 engineers and technicians were achieving sales of over 10 million euros. The company currently employs 270 people (31 December 2014) and reported sales of 19 million euros in 2014.
Domiciled in Cologne, plantIng is already the biggest independent provider of engineering services in North Rhine-Westphalia and is poised for further growth across Germany. Predominantly active in chemical, refinery and petrochemical plant engineering, the company is now stepping up its activities in the pharmaceutical and energy sectors as well.
The engineering services provider focusing on plant construction for the process industry is currently present at locations in Cologne, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg and Karlsruhe and five engineering offices (Wesseling, Dormagen, Marburg, Hannover, Burghausen/Münchsmünster). For the future, two further locations are planned in regions with strong demand for such services.