With BENNING Austria’s new company building, it’s paving the way for a successful future
Capacity expansion and investment in modern workplaces will make it possible to provide expert customer service, enhancing the status of the site
Now that the Company has built a new office building and modernised its service area, it has set a clear focus on customer proximity, innovation and sustainability. Now, the site fulfils the ideal pre-requisites for expert training courses, customer training events or project meetings.
In just 2 ½ years, all of the required pre-requisites were fulfilled, starting with the initial planning stages in October 2020, followed by the move into the new office building in May 2022 and culminating in the modernisation of the technical section in the existing building.
The new office building has achieved impressive climate-friendliness and a mode of construction which has saved resources. Accordingly, BENNING Austria has made a contribution to environmental protection and reducing the ecological footprint. And this building fulfils the highest energy performance standards: the outer walls have been made in “wood-frame” construction, which is a laminated structure created with a high-performance thermal insulation core. An energy-efficient heat pump provides heat in the winter or cooling in the summer.
A customer-oriented approach
A central feature of the new company building is the generously sized conference room, which is handicapped-accessible. Firstly, customers can come here for project meetings and secondly the conference room can also be used as a social area for employees. An appropriately equipped room in the upper storey is available for customer meetings on a smaller scale, and for videoconferencing.
The modernised premises in the existing building can be used for extensive customer training events, using custom application BENNING test systems. In the future – the new technical area will provide the setting for organising workshops featuring BENNING’s innovative test and metrology equipment.
Capacity for future growth
In the course of the conversion project, the entirety of the original office section was gutted and rebuilt. The most modern workplaces were installed in the service area, and – at the same time – the repair capacities were markedly expanded. All of the ground floor offices and the technical workplaces are handicapped-accessible and promote an inclusive working environment. New parking spaces – currently providing 10 charging points for EVs – have been provided for customers and employees.
In BENNING’s project for expanding and modernising its offices and its technical area, it is clearly demonstrating its commitment to Austria as a location. As emphasised by Gerhard Pfann, BENNING Austria’s Managing Director: “For us, it’s important for our employees to experience well-being in their working environment. For that reason, both in the new building and in the existing building, we placed particular priority on how the workplaces were configured”.
BENNING currently has 22 employees at its St. Andrä-Wördern site. The new building has created new capacities, thus enabling further growth.
„For us, it’s important for our employees to experience well-being in their working environment. For that reason, both in the new building and in the existing building, we placed particular priority on how the workplaces were configured.“