The Grammer Group’s new Corporate headquarters and Technology Centre is entering the next phase: after the ground-breaking ceremony at the beginning of March, the foundation stone was laid for the new building in Ursensollen, Upper Palatinate, in a ceremony attended by Hubert Aiwanger, the Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.
A modern, three-part office building complex, which will include the Corporate headquarters as well as extensive design and ergonomics laboratories, is being built on the spacious site. Consequently, the development activities of the two divisions, the Automotive and Commercial Vehicles, as well as the Corporate headquarters will all be under a single roof at a shared site for the first time. This will provide the physical basis for allowing the various departments to work together to optimum effect, increasing the efficiency of the development processes.
Construction is proceeding according to plan. The move to the first construction phase will take place at the end of 2019. Looking forward, the four-storey office and administration building will offer around 700 employees a modern and contemporary working environment fitted with the latest technology on a floor area measuring nearly 22,000 square metres. Grammer is investing a total of more than €40 million ($45.6 million) in two construction phases of what is the largest construction project in its history.
Hartmut Müller, CEO of Grammer AG, added: “The construction of our new Corporate headquarters and the technology centre together with the expansion of our research and development activities arising from this marks an important milestone for a successful future for Grammer. As a leading components supplier, we see ourselves as an innovative development partner to the global automotive industry. With the new technology centre in Ursensollen, we will be able to additionally fortify our leading position for innovative interior solutions. At the same time, the investment reflects our commitment to our home in Upper Palatinate.”
The ceremony marking the symbolic laying of the foundation stone was attended by Grammer AG’s executive board together with Hubert Aiwanger, the Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, as well as the District President of Upper Palatinate, Axel Bartelt, the Deputy District Administrator, Hans Kummert, the Mayor of Ursensollen, Franz Mädler, and many others.