On March 15th, the keys for the new business building in Kelsterbach were handed over to Klaus Gross, General Manager of Fuji Machine MFG. (Europe) GmbH, by Kelsterbach’s mayor Manfred Ockel and Bernd Bützler, General Manager of the executing general contractor Takenaka Europe GmbH, the daughter of Takenaka Corporation, which has been based in Düsseldorf since 1973. The Corporation, Japan‘s oldest architectural, engineering and construction company, with more than 400 years of tradition, includes in its portfolio a large number of Japan‘s most famous landmarks and numerous buildings in Europe.
An own headquarter back to the origins
Since 1991, Fuji Machine Europe is a direct subsidiary of the Japanese Fuji Machine MFG Co. LTD., working on the European market. For a decade, the company has been serving European customers from the Rhine-Main area. “At that time, the company operated an office in Kelsterbach”, so Klaus Gross, “We have fulfilled our long-cherished wish with our new building here in Kelsterbach!”
The modern business building includes premises for management, showroom, customer trainings and education, sales, service (Hard-/Software), unit repair, customer process support with special applications (Made in Germany), order processing/logistics, finance, marketing, spare parts and permanent Japanese colleagues for support. This gives the company the opportunity to grow in an innovative and forward-looking manner – both technologically and personally.
Construction in record time
In the industrial area at the Staudenäcker, directly next to the South Park of Kelsterbach, the company celebrated successfully at the end of March 2017 – just one year earlier –the ground breaking ceremony for the new business building. At the end of July 2017, the completion of the roofing, masonry, and concrete work was solemnly celebrated, where – as the custom stipulates – a symbolic phrase was presented by a carpenter. Since almost no wood was used in the construction of the new European headquarter, the carpenter had adjusted his ceremonial statement accordingly.
Large, innovative and bright
“Today is an important and eventful day for us”, said Klaus Gross happily. “Our new business building, and that after only 12 months of construction“. He again reviewed the steps that led to this day. “The time frame for our large 3,700 m2 new building was very tight. In addition to the 800 m2 needed demo space, 1,500 m2 of office space was also created, equipped with the latest communication technology. The large open spaces, the patio, and the large rooms provide plenty of natural light in the offices and production areas.
During a tour, Klaus Gross and Stefan Janssen, Ass. General Manager, gave an insight into the new rooms. They explained the peculiarity of the demo room, which can be expanded and made smaller according to one’s own needs, as well as other innovations, such as the photovoltaic modules and the ventilation system.
In the next few weeks, starting mid March, the 56 of the 79 employees will move into the new business building day by day. The entire facility is designed so that an extension is possible at any time. The company will also follow in the footsteps of its parent company from Japan and will rename itself. Starting April 1st, 2018, they will have a new company name and the following new address:
Fuji Europe Corporation GmbH Fujiallee 4, 65451 Kelsterbach, Tel : +49 (0)6107 / 68 42 – 000