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Construction planning and implementation of an expansion construction with a new energy concept.

Otto Fischer AG is an electronics wholesaler which has grown and developed over many years. However, the industrial building, which was built in the 70s, could barely meet the high demands of modern order picking processes any more. Because, due to the increasing lack of space on the factory premises, the operational processes were becoming more and more inefficient. For this reason, IE Industrial was tasked with expanding the existing industrial building during active operations as the design and build contractor. The construction project included a complete storey as well as a logistics extension. In addition, the building shell was renovated to save energy, the operating processes designed to be more efficient thanks to automation and the potential of the existing area was used up in the best possible way.

Building contractor:
Otto Fischer AG

Planning and implementation:
IE Industrial

Planning and implementation of renovation measures, implementing the expansion construction as design and build contractor as well as architect, operational planning including process optimisation and the development of a new energy concept

Planning and construction time:
3 years

Storey area:
25,000 m2

SIA volume:
98,000 m3

Investment amount:
CHF 20 million

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The challenge.

The Otto Fischer AG factory premises could not be expanded any more. However, the good traffic link in Zurich was a decisive reason to remain at the existing site. This is why there was a demand for clever solutions to use the existing area of the commercial building more effectively. The existing oil heating system was energetically inefficient and reduced available space. But the current logistics processes were also made up of too many different work stages and were predominantly carried out manually.

Personalverpflegung Projekt Industrial Otto Fischer Masterplan für Prozessoptimierung
Produktion Projekt Industrial Otto Fischer Masterplan für Prozessoptimierung

The success factors.

The IE Industrial experts took a close look at all operating and logistics processes to remove any existing operational bottlenecks by way of an integrally planned overall concept. Architects, engineers, logistics and energy experts worked hand-in-hand in the automation of work stages and for the close coordination of energy sources, building services and façade renovation. The result is an innovative and economical industrial construction, which both the company and the environment benefit from: more room, low energy requirements and CO₂ emissions which are approaching zero.

3 years

from the design to the completion of the commercial building


the available warehouse space

Energy saving

thanks to optimal alignment of architecture, energy sources and building services


of the industrial building by two storeys during active operation


to speed up the logistics and operating processes

Increasing efficiency

by optimising the processes

“Thanks to the close coordination of energy sources, building services and façade renovation, the building is particularly energy efficient and fulfils the strict Swiss Minergie standard for both the building shell and the heat generation.”

Roger Altenburger,
CEO, Otto Fischer AG

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Managing Director IE Industrial Zurich

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