Groundbreaking for Greiner Campus Site Expansion
Kremsmünster, October 17, 2017. Today’s groundbreaking marks the beginning of the expansion of Greiner’s headquarters to become the Greiner Campus in Kremsmünster. In addition to the “Greiner Next Generation” training center for apprentices, the campus will also feature additional office spaces, open workspaces, as well as a bistro where employees can enjoy freshly prepared regional dishes by early 2019. A multi-storey parking garage on the premises will provide employees with a convenient parking solution while at the same time preserving a maximum of green space. “The Greiner Group is investing 16 million euros in the expansion into the Greiner Campus. This represents a clear and long-term commitment to its headquarters site in Upper Austria,” said Axel Kühner, CEO of the Greiner Group at the groundbreaking ceremony. Deputy State Governor Dr. Michael Strugl also noted that he was pleased to see this development. “For many companies in Upper Austria, a shortage of skilled workers is a potential – or a very real – obstacle to their growth. With their Greiner Campus, the Greiner Group is providing an exemplary model for how we can ensure we have the skilled and qualified employees we need for the future. The fact that a successful company such as the Greiner Group is investing in Upper Austria and further expanding its headquarters in Kremsmünster is also a positive sign that Upper Austria is a location that’s ready for the future.”
A focus on optimal training conditions and open communication
The expansion into the Greiner Campus will create a modern office environment with state-of-the-art workspaces. Open workspaces will be available for interdisciplinary projects and will promote communication and the exchange of ideas across both team and departmental lines. Creating an optimal work environment is also at the heart of the new training center. “Qualified and committed employees are the most important asset a successful company can have. By constructing our training center, we are emphasizing the high value we place on training at Greiner, which extends from apprenticeships, to training for specialist staff, and all the way to a comprehensive range of educational opportunities for all employees,” said Kühner. Cutting-edge trainee workshops will be built for the apprentices, and new seminar and event rooms will create additional space for the education and further training of current and future employees. “Training for apprentices is part of our regional and social responsibility. That is why the Greiner Group trains more young people each year than the company is able to employ,” noted Kühner.
Timeless architecture and sustainable construction techniques
The Greiner Campus is being constructed by the “F2 Architekten” architectural firm based in Schwanenstadt. The site expansion stands out for its environmentally-friendly, rectilinear design. “Clear lines and timeless architecture unite the new construction with the existing buildings to form a harmonious whole. Bright, well-lit interiors and the modern room layout create a pleasant and contemporary office environment. The varied design vocabulary of the new buildings, together with the architecture of the current structures, reflect the group’s diversity,” noted Markus Fischer of F2 Architekten.
About the Greiner Group
The Greiner Group with headquarters in Kremsmünster, with its four operative business units (Greiner Packaging International GmbH, Greiner Bio-One International GmbH, Greiner Foam International GmbH, Greiner Extrusion Group GmbH) is among the leading foam producers and plastics processors for the packaging, furniture, sports and automotive industry, as well as for medical technology, the pharmaceuticals sector and the leading manufacturers of extrusion tools and machines for plant engineering. The Greiner Group earned sales revenues of EUR 1.475 billion in the financial year 2016 and employed more than 9,700 people at 134 operating sites in 30 countries. The Chairman of the Management Board of the Greiner Group is Axel Kühner, the CFO is Hannes Moser. www.greiner.at
Ute Kliemstein, Head of Group Communications
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