Toronto, Ontario, Canada (October 6, 2009)–Lawo AG hosted a topping out ceremony for its expanded company headquarters building in Rastatt, Germany recently.
New rooms, directly adjoining the current premises, have expanded the ground floor to double its size (from 11,500 sq ft. to 23,000 sq ft.). ‘Moving house’ will take place at the end of 2009. The additional space is mainly designed to achieve a more efficient manufacturing process with a significant increase in capacity. The new part of the building also provides additional offices and demo studios. This current development is the largest expansion in the company’s history.
During a tour of Lawo’s headquarters, guests of honor, including Ernst Pfister, Minister of Economic Affairs (Secretary of Commerce) for the German state Baden-Wuerttemberg, and Hans Juergen Puetsch, Lord Mayer of Rastatt, had the opportunity to find out more about the company, and to get an overview of mixing console development and manufacture. In his concluding speech, Minister Pfister expressed how impressed he was by the innovative drive behind the family-owned company, and described the development of Lawo AG as a prime example of an economic success story.
Another reason to party will occur soon after moving into the expanded premises: the Rastatt-based family enterprise was founded in 1970 by Peter Lawo, father of present CEO Philipp Lawo, so a 40th anniversary celebration is in order for the start of 2010.
Lawo, currently with 160 employees at its Rastatt headquarters, develops and produces audio mixing consoles for the professional radio and TV sectors. Subsidiaries in Switzerland, Canada, Australia, China and Singapore, as well as a worldwide partner network, support international sales and service.