Hamburg/Germany, January 2013 – On the evening of January, 4th a fire broke out at the headquarters of the international 3B Scientific Group in Hamburg, Germany and destroyed parts of the production area. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured, but there was considerable material damage.
The impact of the fire will continue to be felt during the coming weeks. Unfortunately, not only the production areas in which the fire burned are out of use, but also some of the connecting offices are not usable due to the ash and water damage. Models in various stages of production were either burned, coated with ash or damaged in other ways by the fire fighting.
The 3B Scientific GmbH management expects difficulties in supply of several products. These include bestsellers like the Muscle Figure and Skeleton Models. Ralf Lesko, Business Unit Manger Production, says optimistically: “The production site in Hamburg should be back in business as usual before Easter”. In the meantime production will be carried out in other non-affected areas.
The 3B Scientific group of companies specializes in manufacturing and merchandizing of products and models for medical and science training and further education. At the moment there are over 250 employees at 3B Scientific’s headquarters in Hamburg.