Groundbreaking for Greiner Campus Site Expansion
The roundbreaking 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 centre for apprentices, the campus will also feature additional office space, open work spaces, as well as a bistro where employees can enjoy freshly prepared regional dishes.
“The Greiner Group is investing 16 million euros in the expansion of 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 centre, we are emphasising the high value we place on training at Greiner, which extends from apprenticeships, to training of specialist staff...” 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.