Expansion at company headquarters
June 23rd, 2017. The SCHNEIDER Group is expanding its headquarters in Fronhausen by a floor space of 729 square meters. Spread over two levels, around 50 new work stations are created on the eastern facade of the company building. "The design combines open space structures with first-class noise reduction systems. That way, our employees can see each other and communicate in order to work creatively together on new innovations without disturbing each other", explains Gunter Schneider, founder and President of the SCHNEIDER group.
It was only in September 2010 when SCHNEIDER started breaking ground for the company headquarters in Fronhausen. In early 2012, the company moved from its original location in Steffenberg to Fronhausen. The building, designed with plenty of space, turned out to be too small soon after construction had started and had to be expanded then and there by another 1000 square meters due to rapid growth.
Today, since the company continues to grow at an average of 15 and 20 percent each year, a new extension of the building was needed. "Our fully-automated production lines have been very well accepted in the market. In only a few months, we have built a whole series of large super-labs for our customers worldwide, in which thousands of spectacle lenses are produced automatically every day", explains Schneider. At the same time, SCHNEIDER has entered new business areas, such as coating and ultra-precision optics. "Our team has grown tremendously and we need more space. In fact, we are only able to cover today's needs with the extension. In the near future we will need more space." In 2018, SCHNEIDER is planning to hire between 40 and 50 employees.
With the groundbreaking ceremony on June 23rd, 2017, the shell construction started which is supposed to be completed in November 2017. In March 2018 the new building will be ready to move in.