New York (July 10, 2007)--Audio specialist Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG is planning to reorganize and expand the company's headquarters and main production plant in Wennebostel (Wedemark), Germany.
"Sennheiser has grown dramatically in recent years," explained Volker Bartels, president manufacturing and logistics and speaker of the executive committee at Sennheiser electronic. "Today, we are one of the leading audio brands worldwide. This reorganization will allow us to further expand the concept of a modern corporate headquarters and to give a fitting reflection of the Sennheiser brand. The planned extension will ensure that the various corporate functions can work more closely together and can communicate faster and more effectively."
The first project of the expansion program is a new factory building that will take over production from the Burgdorf plant 30 kilometers away. The Burgdorf site will be closed, but "none of the 183 jobs will be lost. The reorganization will make the work flow faster and more efficient enabling us to act more flexibly in a rapidly developing world market."
Sennheiser's headquarters in Wennebostel, where the company was founded in 1945, has grown continuously. The new modern production facility will be constructed adjacent to the company's Class 100 clean room. "The workplaces and production lines are arranged and designed according to the most modern criteria," said Bartels. Planning for the new building and reorganization has already begun, and the relocation of the Burgdorf site is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2009.
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