Broetje-Automation moves into new Headquarters
The time has come. After five years of planning and one year of intensive construction, the new Broetje-Automation Headquarters are complete. Consisting of a new production hall; a four storey administration building; and a staff restaurant, the headquarters have been built on approximately 35,000 m2 land situated at the industrial area of the motorway junction Oldenburg-Nord.
Around 450 Broetje-Automation employees will be working together in Rastede. Previously the employees were based on two sites. One of these sites was in Jaderburg, where the Services and R&D divisions were based. The second site was in Wiefelstede, which was home to the Production, Administration and Consulting divisions.
“Greater flexibility and faster reaction times will be necessary in the future in order to address the rising challenges of the market.” said Bernd Schröder, the CEO of Broetje-Automation. “For this reason, we are removing the physical separation of the two sites and combining our Know-How to one group headquarters, which has been built based on the latest findings of labour research.” Shorter lines of communication between the individual areas; more flexible production; and an improved flow of material will enable customer orders to be processed faster than ever.
“Our Company has grown tremendously in recent years – we urgently require space for more work areas.” reports Bernd Schröder. “At the new location we are able to offer our employees individual work areas and provide them with a pleasant working environment. The work of our Project Teams is also going to play a more central role in the future; therefore the work stations and meeting areas will be more interlinked.”
Using the latest technology, the meeting areas in the new premises have been designed as interactive spaces. This encourages both global exchange between the different business locations, and collaboration with international customers. Additionally, “Quiet Areas”, and so called “Think-Tanks” will be available to enable the employees to work without disruption.
“The attractiveness of the work areas and the tasks themselves will be raised to new levels in all departments. This, in turn, will contribute to the success of the Company.” continues Schröder.
Gutperle Grundbesitz GmbH from Viernheim, was secured as an experienced rental investor. With a focus on commercial real estate, this investor has managed over one hundred properties over the last four decades, and currently rents around 700,000 m2 of building space. In recent years, property projects for the Mars Group, Daimler AG, Lidl and the Deutsche Telekom have been implemented.
This cooperation is a secure basis for the future planning of Broetje-Automation in the long term.
Freytag & v.d. Linde Gmbh from Oldenburg carried out the construction management. Due to particularly good cooperation, and a great commitment from the company, all time schedules were met and the building could be occupied as planned.
“A huge thank you to all the companies and individuals involved in the construction, as well as to our employees, who, with their ideas and commitment, have contributed to the success of reaching this milestone in our Company history.” emphasised Bernd Schröder. The Company is looking forward to continuing to write its success story as a leading global manufacturer of production systems for the Aerospace Industry.
The new address is as follows:
Am Autobahnkreuz 14