Global hardware solutions firm Hettich Group has announced that it is investing €10m (£8.5m) in expanding its production facility in Vlotho-Exter, Germany.

As part of the group’s growth strategy, the expansion will be constructed over three phases, with the first build expanding the gross floor area to 75,000sq ft by the end of 2016.

The second and third building phases will add a further gross floor area totalling 26,000sq ft in 2017.

Hettich said that the extension to its premises would increase its production capacity for hinges, and will provide a new technical service centre for sprinkler, compressed-air and ventilation systems, with the expected completion date planned for the end of 2017.