With its new, sustainability-oriented building, which is to be constructed in just 15 months, the dental technology company Amann Girrbach will be consolidating its sites in Vorarlberg, Austria.
All 350 employees will be located in Mäder in the future, and a further increase in personnel is planned medium term. The intention of the new building is to create a state-of-the-art working environment with added value for all employees and, at the same time, to optimise all procedures and processes. The investment costs amount to EUR 47 million.
The new company headquarters in Mäder are scheduled to be ready for occupancy at the end of 2023. All Austrian facilities, from manufacturing and warehousing to research and development, administration and training, will in future be located in the premises and halls, covering a total of around 20,000 square meters.
“With the new building in Mäder, we will be implementing our own high standards when it comes to creating an atmosphere for our employees in which everyone can feel comfortable and work productively. We are pleased that in future we will be able to offer a canteen as well as various recreational lounges and green areas that meet the most up-to-date and well-thought-out requirements,” said Dr Wolfgang Reim, CEO of Amann Girrbach, underlining the company’s intention.
The rapid growth of Amann Girrbach has also prompted the need to merge the individual sites while expanding them at the same time.
“There has been an increasing lack of space in recent years due to our very satisfying corporate development, and we have had to resort to external premises on several occasions. At the new, central location, it will now also be possible to optimise cooperation between the individual departments, resulting in improved processes and workflows, and the entire logistic chains between the present locations will be eliminated,” added Dr Reim.
State-of-the-art, sustainable building with a photovoltaic system
Another key brief in the planning of the new headquarters was the commitment to sustainably reduce the company’s carbon footprint. The building will be fitted with one of Vorarlberg’s largest photovoltaic systems, with an output of up to 1.15MWp. Amann Girrbach utilises heat from the sintering furnaces to heat the building, and the heat pumps operate with groundwater. The planned green roof is also designed to promote biodiversity. The cooperation partner Garbe is a technical and structural co-developer as well as being the owner of the new building.