Stadler, Altshausen, Germany, has announced it officially opened new global headquarters in Germany Oct. 18.
At an inauguration event attended, Stadler Group CEO Willi Stadler opened the doors to a modern five-story building, which the company says has the space to accommodate the company’s recent and future growth.
The new building keeps the company in the town of Altshausen, where it has been located for 228 years. The building was constructed in three phases, starting in November 2013, at a total cost of €30 million ($33.4 million). With a footprint of 680 square meters (7,320 square feet), the premises contain 36,597 square feet of offices with working spaces for 100 people (and room for more), six meeting rooms and an auditorium.
The company says the new building reflects its emphasis on environmental friendliness. For heating, cooling and lighting, the building has an energy-efficient solar photovoltaic system and heat recovery from the company’s powder-coating room. Natural daylight and warmth flows into the building through generous use of glass and a central atrium, and comfortable room temperatures are maintained year-round with energy-efficient heating and cooling ceiling systems.
Several people made speeches at the ceremony, including Willi Stadler; Patrick Bauser, the mayor of Altshausen; and Franz-Josef Luib, the construction manager with power of attorney of Georg Reisch GmbH & Co KG, who constructed the headquarters.
The event’s 100 attendees included regional and local politicians, business people, the company’s business partners and its department heads.
“We are very proud of our new, state-of-the-art headquarters. Our considerable investment in this building will help our growing business to operate even more efficiently, and will help to ensure that Stadler is a pleasant place to work,” Willi Stadler says. “This is an important day in our history – a day to reflect how far we have come as a business and how far we can still go, as our planet’s need for recycling and a circular economy becomes ever more urgent.”
The formal inauguration ceremony was followed by a Family Day at the new headquarters Oct. 19. This gave more than 600 guests of Stadler’s employees and collaborators the opportunity to tour the facilities and enjoy informal live music and activities for children.
Stadler has assembled more than 350 sorting plants and installed more than 3,000 sorting machines worldwide and says it continues to add to these numbers as the world’s need for recycling increases.