AFT is growing – quite literally

Extension of the office building at AFT Schopfheim – Modern 2nd floor provides more space for AFT employees.

Due to constant economic and personnel growth, it became necessary to counteract the increased space requirement with an extension of the office building at the AFT headquarters in Schopfheim. To make this possible, it was decided to add another floor to the existing office building. The timber-framed storey, realised by Lais Holzbau from Schoenau, Germany as a general contractor, is even wider than the existing building and ensures that even more space has been created. In mid-November 2018, it was time for the employees: they were able to move into the new premises. All 22 workstations are equipped with height-adjustable desks to enable ergonomic work even while standing. Furthermore, special attention was paid to air conditioning and ventilation as well as sophisticated lighting. The new floor also has a large meeting room, an almost soundproof “meeting aquarium”, a tea kitchen and sanitary facilities.

During the construction period of one year, the office operation in the floors below was maintained. The companies in the neighbourhood durlum GmbH and Würth Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG supported AFT by making it possible to use their own staircase and to provide alternative parking spaces for the AFT people. “We are very happy to have resolved our space problem with the new second floor and the result is something to behold,” says Heiko Hofmann, CEO of the AFT Group. “Without the support and understanding of the neighboring companies durlum and Würth during the construction phase, many things would have been difficult or simply impossible. That’s why our thanks go to the two companies.”

Also see:
Badische Zeitung, 2.2.19
Markgräfler Tagblatt, 1.2.19