It is certainly the biggest order in Stapelbroek‘s 25 years in interior fitting business: Our company has been commissioned with the furnishing of more than 5,000 cabins for two gigantic cruise ships. The ships are currently built in Wismar and Rostock in the shipyards of MV Werften, part of Genting group, headquartered in Hong Kong. The contracts have been signed in Wismar only recently.
For this, the company is going to realise the interior fitting concept of more than 5,000 cabins in the two cruisers. All furniture parts made of wood in each cabin are to be manufactured in Legden, beginning with the cabinet and desk construction, the bed linings up to the ceiling ducts, which cover the lines for ventilation, air conditioning and electronics.
Above all, the Stapelbroek team was able to convince the client with regard to the service and logistics concept. This enormous project needs a particularly exact planning. Thus, it is intended that 20 cabins are implemented into the ships per day. This also means that every day a lorry is going to drive from Legden to Wismar, five days a week, for several months.
In addition to the major project, MV Werften has commissioned Stapelbroek GmbH to set up a guest house on the plant in Wismar, which the shipyard is currently building for its customers and partners. The hotel reflects the furnishing of future ship cabins in its planned 110 rooms. "This is a test run for the ship project, in some way," says company founder and CEO Jürgen Stapelbroek. The company Stapelbroek has firmly established itself in hotel furnishing in recent years. During the past years, several thousands of hotel rooms were coordinated and implemented from Legden throughout entire Europe.
The starting signal for the delivery of the cruise ships at Stapelbroek is early 2019. Until then, there are still many important points to make in order to organise the gigantic order efficiently. Or as Jürgen likes to say in the sailor's jargon: "You first have to build the harbour so that a ship can come in".