Date Announced: 25 Nov 2020
Including additional offices for 350 staff; despite pandemic, "business has developed positively over past months," says firm.
Image caption: Festive Ground-Breaking Ceremony with (from left): Anne-Rose von Bünau, Project Management LHI Real Estate Management GmbH; Michael Sarach, Mayor of the City of Ahrensburg; Norbert Basler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Basler AG; Dietmar Ley, Chief Executive Officer of Basler AG; and Thomas Schaaf, general planner, AP Generalplaner GmbH.
Ahrensburg, Germany – With a ceremonial ground-breaking last week in Ahrensburg, Germany, machine vision company Basler has started construction on the expansion of its headquarters.
The extension will cover approximately 9500m2 and provide additional office space for 350 employees. The new building is planned to have six floors with direct access to existing facilities as well as a large bistro and multifunctional areas for employees and visitors.
The company MBN GmbH was commissioned as general contractor for the construction project, the planning services were provided by AP Generalplaner GmbH. Basler AG expects the new building to be completed in summer 2022.
Hardy Mehl, the member of the Board of Management who is responsible for the project, is very much looking forward to the start of the expansion: "The plan to create space for our growing company by expanding the building was made long before 2020 and the corona pandemic.
“Our business has developed positively over the past few months, and we are therefore continuing to look to the future with optimism. With the new building we are investing in a very attractive and highly modern working environment for our current and future colleagues.
“Even though we have had positive experiences with virtual collaboration in recent months, our buildings remain the central place to cultivate our corporate culture and team spirit, which is a central component of our success.”
With this expansion, Basler AG confirms its proven track for growth even in the corona crisis and sends a clear signal for the Ahrensburg site.
Basler is a leading international manufacturer of high-quality imaging components for computer vision applications. In addition to classic area scan and line scan cameras, lenses, frame grabbers, light modules, and software, the company offers embedded vision modules and solutions, 3D products, as well as customized products and consulting services.
Basler's products are used in a variety of markets and applications, including factory automation, medical, logistics, retail, and robotics. They are characterized by high reliability, an excellent price/performance ratio, and long-term availability. Founded in 1988, the Basler Group employs around 800 people at its headquarters in Ahrensburg and other locations in Europe, Asia and North America.
Thanks to its worldwide sales and service organization and cooperation with renowned partners, it offers solutions that fit for customers from a wide range of sectors.
Web Site: www.baslerweb.com