Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller continues to invest in the Aretsried site
(Aretsried/Luxembourg, 6.10.2021) With the ground-breaking ceremony for an additional administration building on Tuesday, 5 October, in the presence of District Administrator Martin Sailer and Peter Ziegelmeier, Mayor of the market town of Fischach, the starting signal was given for the implementation of the next major investment within just three years at the Aretsried site. The 42 million euro investment in the new high-bay warehouse was completed only recently. The total of four-storey administrative annex will reach the "Efficiency Building 40" level. It will be attached in a T-shape to the existing administration building, the ground-breaking ceremony for which took place 23 years ago, and will provide up to 300 state-of-the-art workplaces. Employees are scheduled to move in during the first quarter of 2023. As is customary in the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller, as many trades as possible were handed over to craftsmen from the region - in this case to a general contractor.
The building, with a net floor space of around 4,200 square metres on a total of four storeys, offers sufficient space to bring together the majority of the administrative staff, who previously had their workplaces in rented buildings around the site and in the Old Administration Building, in one office complex. Dr. Till Reuter, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller, says: "This project means much more than bringing together employees scattered around the site in one building. We are promoting communication within the workforce. We identified this as a critical success factor for our business during the long pandemic-related period of working from home." Even though business operations continued to run almost smoothly despite the widespread availability of work-from-home opportunities for employees, it became clear that regular face-to-face interaction could not be replaced by virtual meetings, especially when it came to creative output, Reuter added. "We are taking this opportunity to offer existing and potential new employees a state-of-the-art working atmosphere with strong benefits in the region," Reuter summarised.
In addition, another company restaurant with an outdoor area and a versatile conference zone will benefit communication. Special project rooms and shower facilities are also part of the planning, for example for employees who come to work by bicycle, as well as a route concept that includes the employee car park and thus additionally increases safety at the location.
The new building is also attractive due to a continuous heated and cooled ceiling system that will permanently provide the right working climate. The system is supported by a ventilation system that works exclusively with fresh air. Excellent WLAN coverage is a matter of course in order to create the best working conditions everywhere in the building.
The building will achieve the "Efficiency Building 40" level. This means that the new building will only require 40 percent of the energy of a comparable building. This level of efficiency is achieved, for example, by using waste heat from the resident production areas and installing photovoltaic modules on the roof of the extension building.