Kallanish reported that German rebar bender and distributor Eisen-Fischer is in the process of finalizing a larger investment spree at its site in Diez in the state of Hesse in Germany. The installation of new and additional equipment began in 2020. Now, the site has three times the space for rebar processing and storage it used to have previously. All fuel-driven stir-up bending machines have since been replaced for new ones with electric servo motors, also with an eye on environmentally sensible operation. The company is still waiting for the delivery of a double-bending system of the Permatic type from German engineering company Pendax, which specialises in rebar processing equipment. With a higher degree of automation, such machines require only one instead of three operators like a conventional machine.With a total of 13 processing machines and seven cranes, the firm will be able to produce 3,000 tonnes per month. On a storage space of 10,000 square meters, it can store 5,000 tonnes of straight and coiled rebar, plus 2,500 tonnes of wire mesh.Founded in 1874 by Eisenmann brothers in Nördlingen, Eisen-Fischer Group consist of 13 locations, most of them for sanitary, construction and DIY products, with three sites specializing in steel distribution. A couple of years ago, the group decided to have its Diez site concentrate on rebar processing and distribution, and moved the miscellaneous other rolled steel products to the affiliates in Bad Hersfeld and Erfurt.