Bielefeld / Winterthur. In the heart of Europe, DMG MORI recently opened its new global headquarters. From this base in the Swiss city of Winterthur, the sale and service activities of all European companies within the German-Japanese cooperation will be controlled. As before, the German market will be controlled by Stuttgart.
With its new global headquarters in Winterthur, DMG MORI has established a globally powerful sales & service centre. The grand opening represents yet another milestone on the company’s dynamic path to further expand its united global presence and be closer to customers long-term. The global headquarters in Tokyo, which opened in July, will control the Asian markets.
At the heart of the 21,000 m² Swiss site is a state-of-the-art technology centre. Here, highly qualified engineers will permanently showcase up to 30 high-tech machines on the 1,000 m² exhibition floor – all in a new, uniform design, and all with CELOS. With its apps, CELOS technology simplifies processes from the idea to the finished product. For DMG MORI, it’s a major step forwards towards Industry 4.0.
The site also includes a forward-looking energy park which generates some 45% of the electricity needed at the location, thus cutting energy costs by more than 277,000 CHF. All the electricity needs of the modern offices, which cover a total floor area of 6,745 m², are met self-sufficiently.
The global headquarters in Winterthur provide a base for six companies within the group. The sales and service region covered stretches from Scandinavia to South Africa, and from Portugal to Russia, and even includes the United Arab Emirates and India. It will be also be responsible in future for a total of 1,000 employees in the various companies, generating a business volume of around €1 billion.
Currently, some 180 employees work in the site on Sulzer Allee; overall, the building has the capacity for a workforce of up to 250. Bundling the expertise of central functions such as applications engineering, key accounts and marketing will also create additional synergy. With capital expenditure totalling CHF 60 million, the company has also underscored the significance of cooperating successfully.
In future, DMG MORI’s sales and service network will be coordinated from the headquarters in Winterthur and Tokyo. Not only the special location in the heart of Europe, but also the close proximity to Zurich airport tipped the scales in favour of Winterthur.
DMG MORI SEIKI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
The Executive Board