A precision landing: Extension building opened
“We have managed a precision landing. And all this happened while production was running, without suffering a single day of downtime!” Despite a delay of a few months, the last hammer blow for the completion of our reconstruction and building extension we had planned long ago was done just in time to celebrate its opening in order to provide the urgently needed room, among other things, for our parts warehouse and our extended production automation. With proud and gratefulness, Managing Partner Rainer Beck welcomed more than 200 guests such as Mayor Johann Singer, representatives from both the municipal council and the municipal administration as well as a number of business partners, persons who were involved in the construction work and some members of the staff with their families.
The second building stage has increased the net floor area from former 2,100 square metres to 4,000 square metres, giving more room for production, warehousing, offices and for the canteen. In addition, a separate training facility and a lounge are now available in the new building. Also, the separation between incoming and outgoing/shipped goods makes processes a lot easier.
The existing building concept has been extended under both architectural and energy-efficiency aspects. Thus, further ‘future-oriented’ extensions can also be envisaged. Design and lighting, on the one hand, as well as ultra-modern building services using solar heat and absorption heat exchangers, on the other, are outstanding features of this building. A highly elaborate ventilation system for controlling the room temperature, additional cooling and heating by concrete core activation, grey water utilization, roof greening and many other things complement one another into a ‘master plan’. For this entire energy concept, we are striving for being awarded the golden DNGB seal (DGNB – German Association for sustainable building).
On the occasion of the opening of this new building, a lot of congratulations were received. Instead of any presents or gifts, Rainer Beck asked for donations in favour of the Children’s Hospice in Stuttgart for the care of children that are suffering from terminal diseases. The result was a considerable sum of € 8,500 that Beck rounded up to € 10,000. A corresponding symbolic ‘cheque’ will be handed to the hospice management shortly so that the planned opening of a stationary children’s hospice can become reality as soon as possible. At this point, we should, once again, like to give our warmest thanks to all the donors.