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Double ground-breaking ceremony at Kässbohrer

29 November 2018

Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG has kicked off two new building projects at once: The green light for construction of the new logistics center was given at the parent company in Laupheim, while Kässbohrer Schweiz AG celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony for its new headquarters in Altdorf.

New location for the Swiss headquarters in Altdorf, Canton of Uri

Kässbohrer Schweiz AG relocates: After being in Möriken for more than 18 years, the new headquarters of the Swiss subsidiary will be in Altdorf. Nearly all of the approximately 30 employees from the areas of management, sales, administration and technical customer service are now moving to Altdorf. The new location provides the big advantage of being even closer to the majority of ski resorts and being able to reach 70% of all customers with a travel time of less than three hours.

More space for all departments

The space for offices, warehouse, workshop and training classrooms are spread over four floors. Great value was put on optimizing all of the company areas during planning of the new building. At the same time, the structures, communications areas and organizational workflows have been revised so that we can continue to be successful in the Swiss market in the future. Completion is planned for the autumn of 2019, right in time for the beginning of the 2019/20 winter season. 

Facts about the new building in Altdorf, Switzerland:

  • Start of planning: December 2015
  • Signing of a contract, land purchase in canton: Dec. 7, 2017
  • Beginning of construction: November 2018
  • Completion: August/September 2019
  • Dimensions of the headquarters: 48 x 36 m
  • Height of the headquarters: 15 m
  • Total useful area: approx. 6000 m²
  • Gross floor space of the headquarters: 1620 m²
  • Gross volume: approx. 22,000 m³

Ground-breaking ceremony in Laupheim – Green light for building the new logistics center

A useful area of 6000 square meters, including 300 square meters of office space, is connected directly to the existing warehouse. This area provides enough space for state-of-the-art automation technology, such as an automated small hardware and high-bay storage unit. Consequently, the new logistics center ensures optimum flow of goods in the entire logistics and production process (acceptance of goods, delivery to the production spaces as well as spare part picking). Outplaced stock is also to be relocated here.

The space requirement became necessary due to the continuous growth of business. In 2017 the company opened its new customer center in Laupheim. These substantial investments indicate the company's solid and strong development and make a clear statement to the economic location of Germany and Baden-Württemberg. Customers, employees and suppliers can depend on Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG as a reliable partner in the future, too. 

Facts about the logistics center in Laupheim:

  • Start of planning with Schmid and the Tress architectural firm: January 2018
  • Building application submitted: July 2018
  • Construction of employee parking lot (190 parking spaces) and bypass begins: October 2018
  • Construction of logistics center begins: January 2019
  • Completion: September 2019
  • Total floor space: approx. 6000 m² (including office)
  • Office space: approx. 300 m² for 18 employees on the 1st and 2nd floors

A total of 35 – 40 employees will work in the new logistics center.

The architecture follows the shape of the land.
This makes for optimal use of the available space.
Ground-breaking ceremony in Altdorf
Ground-breaking ceremony in Laupheim
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