Schlemmer relocation: "Growth needs space"
09 Jul 2017
Inauguration of the new Schlemmer headquarters in Aschheim with more than 250 guests
On 5 July, two weeks before the official move, the Schlemmer Group presented its new company headquarters in Aschheim near Munich to more than 200 international guests of the regular "Global Meeting" as well as representatives from the worlds of politics, business and the media. Dr. Otto Wiesheu, the President of the Bavarian Economic Advisory Board and former Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, was also among the honourable guests.
In his welcoming speech, Schlemmer CEO Josef Minster explained why the move from the old company premises in Poing to the modern building complex "Eight Dornach" was necessary: "Growth needs space. Our premises in Poing had simply become too cramped for our approximately 180 employees (plus 20 home office employees). We also intend to create up to 60 additional jobs at the new location in the next two years. We offer an exciting field of work, particularly for engineers." The sustained success of the Schlemmer Group was confirmed only last week by the renewed record figures for the 2016 financial year. Consolidated net sales, for example, rose by 13.3 per cent from approximately 263 million euros in 2015 to 293 million euros.
Aschheim's Deputy Mayor, Maria Knoller, wished the innovative technology expert Schlemmer a lot of success at its new location in Aschheim and pledged her political support in the further development of the company.
Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk, former VDA President and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Schlemmer Group, underscored the particularly high innovative potential of the company: "Creativity and innovation are the real driving forces of Schlemmer. The new company headquarters is perfectly suited to create outstanding developments in a modern, team-oriented working environment." With the newly created "Technical Centre Europe", Schlemmer in Aschheim now has the opportunity to press ahead with product developments in close cooperation with the nearby universities, research institutes, partners from industry as well as the plastics institute SKZ "Das Kunststoff-Zentrum" in Würzburg.
Schlemmer now has 4,300 sqm of office space available in the new building, including 400 sqm for the "Technical Centre Europe". The ambiance of the company headquarters is characterised by modern and generously sized offices, attractive break-time areas as well as inspiring think tanks.
KTM, the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer whose Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team was sponsored by Schlemmer, was represented by this year's Dakar Rally winner Sam Sunderland and his Austrian team colleague Matthias Walkner.
Review of Global Meeting 2017
From 3 to 7 July, 180 employees of the Schlemmer Group from 20 countries met at the NH-Hotel Munich East Conference Centre to share information at an international level. Past experiences were reviewed and forthcoming developments were planned. The Schlemmer Group uses this event every two years to develop in every respect and to always be the first port of call for its customers.