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New head office building for Karl Mayer Group

New headquarters forms focal point of the new Karl Mayer Campus in Obertshausen.

26th August 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  Obertshausen, Germany

Knitted Outerwear, Technical Textiles

The Karl Mayer Group moved into a new, prestigious corporate headquarters building earlier this week. The building with its ultra-modern architecture and staff restaurant, forms the focal point of the new Karl Mayer Campus at the company’s Obertshausen site.

The building complex, covering an area of 5600 m² is designed for 150 staff members, and invites people to exchange ideas and network. It represents the further development of Karl Mayer. The innovative market leader with the roots of a traditional family business is now a growing international group of companies with three strong brands - Karl Mayer, Stoll and KM. ON - and an extended focus on business areas outside the textile world.

"We are looking forward to welcoming our international guests to a headquarters that, with its modern, transparent design and inspiring atmosphere, reflects the dynamics, cosmopolitanism and innovative strength of the Karl Mayer Group," said its CFO Dr. Helmut Preßl.

In the light-flooded foyer, a large media wall provides information on the latest news, and a showroom is dedicated to the company and family history. An Innovation Hub provides space and opportunities for new ideas and developments together with customers from all over the world.

The office floors are already home to the working world of tomorrow, the company says. Office areas, meeting rooms and places of retreat can be changed according to the situation by modifiable furniture and seating arrangements. Open entrances, glazed walls and areas that can be used in a variety of ways promote communication. "With our space and building concept, we want to promote a sense of togetherness and broaden horizons," says Arno Gärtner, CEO of the Karl Mayer Group.

Sustainable construction

In addition to performance, the ecological footprint of the new building is on trend. Air-source heat pumps take care of the entire energy supply, economical, long-lasting LED technology reduces power consumption, and digitization means that work is paperless wherever legally possible. Recycled materials were used where practical and feasible - for example, the paving stones in the outdoor areas were upcycled. Almost all roof surfaces are extensively greened, providing habitats for wildlife and retaining rainwater. In addition, all materials used meet the specifications for a healthy working climate, and all current legal requirements for thermal insulation are complied with.

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