Papieri site Biberist


HIAG realises new building for long-term tenant on the Papieri site

Published: 28. February 2022

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An important milestone for the Papieri site: With 'Librec', a long-term and forward-looking commercial HIAG will realise a tailor-made new building for the tenant. The high-tech start-up is planning Switzerland's first recycling centre for electric centre for batteries from electric vehicles.

The 3,000 m² multifunctional commercial hall is being built in the eastern part of the Papieri site.
Papieri site. The hall includes an office floor and also has an outdoor area of around 3,000 m², which ensures highly efficient operation. In close coordination with Librec, HIAG is planning and realising the building in which the plant, the only one of its kind in the world, will be installed. In the long term, up to 40 employees will take care of the operation of the plant, its further development and the business organisation. Librec's goal is to recover and recycle over 90% of the raw materials from the batteries. This will make it possible to reduce the quantities of primary raw materials needed in battery production. Since the new technology is being used for the first time in the recycling centre, it is important that the new building allows the greatest possible flexibility for the future development of the plant.

The Papieri site offers optimal conditions for the recycling centre thanks to its extensive infrastructure and excellent transport links on the A1 between Bern and Zurich. "We are extremely pleased to be able to attract Librec, an innovative and forward-looking company that fits in perfectly with the Papieri's next development steps," says Dominik Ulrich, the responsible project developer at HIAG. Stefan Hug-Portmann, president of the municipality of Biberist, also welcomes the project: "I am glad that Librec is a start-up company that is coming to Biberist and that is taking up the industrial tradition of the area and the municipality again. As soon as the planning phase is complete, the building application will be submitted. Construction is scheduled to start before the end of the year, and will take about a year. Commissioning is planned for the second half of 2023.

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