Feb 28, 2022 2:15 PM
Foundation stone laid for new thyssenkrupp Magnettechnik headquarters
thyssenkrupp Magnettechnik, a business unit of thyssenkrupp Schulte GmbH, laid the foundation stone for the construction of its new headquarters in Bochum, Germany, on February 25, 2022. The new building in the Gerthe-Süd industrial park is a local joint project supported by Bochum Wirtschaftsentwicklung and financed by investor Hans H. Sudhoff. A total of approximately 3.5 million euros will be invested in the new building and thus in the settlement of the international distribution experts in the field of magnets. Investor Sudhoff will be the builder and owner of the building.
Representatives of the project members involved took part in the symbolic act – in strict compliance with the current pandemic requirements. Among those taking part were project manager Matthias Schlottke and business unit manager Bettina Schotten from thyssenkrupp Magnettechnik, Peter Zarth, CFO at thyssenkrupp Schulte, accompanied by Mayor Thomas Eiskirch and Rouven Beeck, managing director of Bochum Wirtschaftsentwicklung, and investor Hans H. Sudhoff. The ceremonial highlight of the laying of the foundation stone was the sinking of a time capsule filled with personal wishes and instant photos, the front page of the daily newspaper and magnets.
"The new location offers us excellent opportunities to find specialized partners for individual applications in the field of magnet technology and to expand our service portfolio for our customers. We are very grateful to the city of Bochum for its committed and full support, which has made it possible for us to locate here in the first place," says project manager Matthias Schlottke of thyssenkrupp Magnettechnik.
"We are delighted to have created a forward-looking perspective for our internationally successful business unit. It once again underlines the importance of thyssenkrupp Magnettechnik within the thyssenkrupp Schulte Group," reports Peter Zarth, CFO of thyssenkrupp Schulte.
"For Bochum, the establishment of thyssenkrupp Magnettechnik is a further success in strengthening our city's reputation as a modern technology location. I am particularly pleased that we have also been able to make an offer to an internationally active company to settle in Bochum," said Mayor Thomas Eiskirch at the laying of the foundation stone.
"The investment has been designed for the long term from the outset due to the shortage of commercial space in the Ruhr region. In addition, with the long-established company thyssenkrupp Magnettechnik we have found a tenant with great potential for the future," says investor Hans H. Sudhoff.
Efficient new building with sustainable concept
The new location with a total area of more than 2,000 m2, including approximately 1,300 m2 of warehouse space and almost 800 m2 of office space, will be built in accordance with the energy-saving standard "Effizienzhaus 40". Attached to the building is a state-of-the-art measuring and testing laboratory for quality assurance of the magnets and magnet systems. With the help of a wide range of environmentally friendly measures, great importance is attached to the issue of sustainability. For example, the roof of the administration building is designed as a climate-positive green roof on an area of approximately 250 m2. The installation of a photovoltaic system is also planned to ensure almost complete self-sufficiency in electricity. The sustainable aspect will be supplemented in the parking lot by eight charging stations for e-cars. Last but not least, a green area behind the hall building will serve as a place for employees to take their lunch breaks and an outdoor work area. The modern workplace concept continues inside the administration building, with open-space as well as co-working solutions. The planned move from thyssenkrupp Magnettechnik's current Essen headquarters will take place in stages between June and October 2022.
thyssenkrupp Magnettechnik has been an expert in magnetic materials, systems and components for over 100 years. The company has extensive experience and knowledge and offers tailored solutions for complex applications. The wide product range of permanent and holding magnets, filter and lifting magnets, and measuring devices is used in elevator and drive technology, for example in electric motors, and in sensor technology. Both small companies and major international corporations are served. The magnet specialists are a business unit of thyssenkrupp Schulte GmbH – the biggest materials distribution and service provider for steel, stainless steel and nonferrous metals in Germany.
About thyssenkrupp Materials Services
thyssenkrupp Materials Services is the biggest mill-independent materials distributor and service provider in the Western world with around 380 locations – including around 260 warehouse sites – in more than 30 countries. The versatile range of services offered by the materials experts allows customers to focus even more strongly on their individual core businesses. As part of its strategic further development "Materials as a Service" the company is focusing on the supply of raw materials and materials as well as products and services in the area of supply chain management. Digital solutions ensure efficient and resource-saving processes for customers and thus provide the basis for sustainable action. From 2030 Materials Services will operate on a climate-neutral basis.