WAGO invested eight million Euros

in a “Thought Factory” at the company headquarters in Minden

  • August 3, 2012
  • WAGO invested eight million Euros
    WAGO invested eight million Euros

WAGO Kontakttechnik, a high tech firm located in Minden, is empowering its headquarters: The globally active supplier of electrical connection technologies and automation solutions has invested eight million Euros in an ultramodern office building located at its production facility on Hansastraße. At 25 meters in height, the new building offers 5400 square meters in floor space, providing more than 250 modern and ergonomically designed work spaces for the “Development” and “Sales AUTOMATION” departments. Priorities during planning naturally included high comfort factors and optimized communication capabilities as well as energy efficiency – WAGO is banking on its own innovative building technology in its new construction.

The firm's strong expansion in the past years has necessitated the construction of a new office space. In all, the family-owned company employs 1,800 associates at the Minden location. That number has risen by close to 800 since 2003.

The strengths of WAGO's technology have already been displayed prior to their implementation here: By using the WINSTA system, the electrotechnology experts from Minden enable flexible, secure, and fast connections for their own building installation. A major advantage of this system is the savings in time and cost for installation. The ready-made and quality-tested components can be subsequently expanded or altered, depending on need. WAGO's facility management, expert planners, and leading electronics firms all agree: WINSTA functions incredibly quickly during installation; the modular integration of different automation components using WAGO's own flexROOM software enables additional adaptations resulting from a change in use. According to Thomas Wotka, Director of Facility Management at WAGO, “Not only our customers, but we ourselves profit from this.”

The new construction includes visual accents – glassed-in walkways link the second and third floors with adjacent buildings. These “skywalks” allow employees to reach other departments via a quick walk, protected from wind and weather.