At an inauguration event attended by VIPs and senior company executives, Mr. Willi Stadler, CEO of the Stadler Group, opened the doors to an ultra-modern, five-storey building which has the space to accommodate the company’s recent and future growth.
The new building keeps Stadler in the town of Altshausen, in the south-west state of Baden-Württemberg, where the company has been located for 228 years. The headquarters were constructed in three phases, starting in November 2013, at a total cost of €30m. With a 680 square-metre footprint, the premises contain 3,400 square-metres of offices with working spaces for 100 people (and provision for more), six meeting rooms, and an auditorium.
As a prominent business in waste disposal and the emerging circular economy, Stadler places great importance on environmental friendliness, and the new building reflects this. For heating, cooling and lighting, there is an energy-efficient solar photovoltaic system and heat recovery from the company’s powder-coating room. Natural daylight and warmth flows into the building through generous use of glass and a central atrium, and comfortable room temperatures are maintained year-round with energy-efficient heating and cooling ceiling systems.
The formal inauguration ceremony was followed on Saturday 19 October by a Family Day at the new headquarters.