Invests 23 million euros in new corporate headquarters
Robotics specialist Yaskawa is building a new corporate headquarters for Europe in Hattersheim near Frankfurt/Main. The globally active technology supplier in the field of robotics, drive and control technology, and regenerative energy solutions is investing approximately 23 million euros in an office building and parking garage at the new location. The inauguration is planned for the end of 2022.
Decisive factors for Yaskawa in choosing the new location in the Hattersheim Industrial Park included the excellent infrastructure and the connection to Frankfurt Airport. Yaskawa's European headquarters have been located in a rented building in nearby Eschborn since 2008.
Groundbreaking for the new building is scheduled for the end of Q1 2021. The 8,316-square-meter site will be home to a four-story office building with 3,450 square meters of office space for around 220 employees, the European training center with 1,150 square meters, and an innovation center with a 206-square-meter showroom.
The new building, planned and realized by partners Feldmann Architekten and Weimer Bau, is designed as an energy-efficient house in accordance with the KfW 55 standard. A wide variety of measures are used to achieve a high level of energy efficiency. The equipment includes a photovoltaic system, particularly energy-efficient air-conditioning technology for the offices and energy-saving LED lights. Heat is generated by an air-water heat pump.
In the representative innovation center with integrated showroom, customers, suppliers and visitors from politics, universities and schools can expect the latest technologies and innovations from the field of Industry 4.0 and 5G. In the training center, highly trained instructors teach training participants how to use and program the "Motoman" robots and Yaskawa drive and control technology in hands-on workshops.
future-oriented company, we are constantly working to further improve the
infrastructure and also the equipment for our employees. Thus, with the new
building, we are creating offices and spaces with an innovative, appealing and
modern working environment where employees can enjoy and be motivated to
work,'" explains Bruno Schnekenburger, President & CEO of Yaskawa
Europe. "With the prestigious and sustainable building concept and the use
of high-quality building components, we are creating areas in which
professional training with state-of-the-art technology and more comfort will
become a real experience."