Schuler opens new HQ Innovation Tower
Schuler has announced the opening of its new group headquarters, the Schuler Innovation Tower (S. I. T.) in Göppingen, Germany. The twelve-story engineering and technology centre will provide 750 new workspaces for employees.
Stefan Klebert, Schuler’s CEO, commented: “As the market leader in metal forming, we need excellent employees. And with our new S. I. T., we can offer outstanding working conditions for such good people.
“The fact that our innovation centre was built here in Göppingen is also further proof of the company’s clear commitment to its roots and to Germany as a location for premium technology.”
At the opening ceremony, the president of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Dieter Kempf, demanded more political backing for small and mid-sized companies: “Although Germany is ranked the fourth most innovative industrialised nation, it still lags a long way behind the leader Switzerland. And when it comes to digitisation, we only just manage 17th place. In other words, politicians need to do their homework so that our small and mid-sized industrial companies can remain the backbone of a strong German economy.”
Work on the interior fittings of Göppingen’s new landmark building, as well as calibration and test runs for its supply systems and amenities (such as the air conditioning system) will be completed in late summer and autumn.
After that, staff will begin moving into the group’s new headquarters. The dismantling of Schuler’s old engineering building and the creation of new outdoor facilities is due to be completed in 2018.