After barely a year of construction, the new office building of J. Wagner GmbH in Markdorf has been completed on schedule. At the southern entrance to the building, where it joins the already existing offices, the attractive façade is really eye-catching with its large glass panels and the sun sails in characteristic WAGNER yellow. The new building offers approximately 1,200 square meters over three floors, is constructed in a sustainable, conventional design and uses photovoltaic energy and a modern water heat pump. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in lots of light, while a sunlight-controlled system quietly regulates the brightness. Thanks to its excellent sound insulation and intelligent ventilation, the state-of-the art building design provides a pleasant atmosphere. The new, ergonomically designed workspaces and adaptable meeting rooms offer an attractive working environment for approximately 100 employees. Dr. Bruno Niemeyer, Managing Director of J. Wagner GmbH and CEO of the WAGNER Group: "We are very pleased with our new, superbly equipped building in Markdorf. Here as in our other locations across the world, the investment in buildings and workspaces for our employees is an integral part of the strategy that we are successfully pursuing in all parts of the globe.
All of the plans for the offices were developed in conjunction with the various employee teams. Around 50 employees from the technical and customer services teams, along with a development team and a quality assurance team, are now based in the new workspaces.
On every floor there are meeting rooms ("cubes") of seven to 15m² in size and partitioned off by glass, which are designed to be used for ad-hoc meetings and video-conferences with colleagues, customers and suppliers the world over. They boast excellent sound absorption and high-performance ventilation to enable meetings and video-conferences to be conducted efficiently. On each floor, the number, size and arrangement of the cubes is organised according to need and to the team structures. Should the spatial needs of these teams change, the meeting rooms can be disassembled and relocated elsewhere within two days. And the function walls such as white boards and acoustic panels can even be interchanged between the various cubes.
Project manager Markus Moßmann, Director Infrastructure Europe and Group Vice President E-Commerce, proudly admires the result. "The building was finished and handed over on schedule, despite a few bottlenecks with some contractors. The entire planning team worked very well together, solving questions and making decisions quickly. Overall we would like to express our thanks to the contractors involved, who all contributed to the successful outcome of our new-build project.”
Following the completion of the new build, the second phase of building at Markdorf has already begun: Adjoining the technical center for the various coatings technologies, appealing new classrooms are emerging that are designed with the training offering from WAGNER to customers from all over the world in mind. At the same time, WAGNER is investing in modern new test labs and production site workstations for product development. With the investment in R&D and in a working environment that fosters innovation, WAGNER continues to accommodate the needs of its strategic focus on innovation.