b39 building completed

New work space with plenty of room for new technologies

We have expanded our headquarters in Obersulm-Willsbach and, after a construction period of about one and a half years, have moved into the Technology Center b39. "Despite Corona, the work went almost without a hitch," says managing director Jan Hartmann. "We are very pleased that with the new building we can provide our employees with an ultra-modern and at the same time very attractive place to work".

Technology Centre b39

On more than 4,500 square metres of total space, there are a total of 52 offices and six conference rooms of completely different design, as well as an event room with space for up to 200 people. On the top floor, a loft-like open space area with individually designed meeting corners offers plenty of inspiration for creative work. Height-adjustable desks, ergonomic chairs, shower rooms with towel service are further benefits for employees.

A central aspect of the striking new building is also its use as a platform for further education. Although, due to the current situation, hardly any face-to-face events are possible at present, this will of course change in the future. On the one hand, we will use the spacious premises ourselves to train employees in product-specific topics. On the other hand, the b39 Academy - a new branch of IDS - is based there. The aim is to jointly promote the development of digital specialist, methodological and technical skills, for example through event cooperation and knowledge transfer on topics such as image processing technology and artificial intelligence. Contacts with early-stage start-ups are also a focus. The innovative new building is intended to be a forum for all those who bring fresh ideas with them. "Technological progress, socio-cultural change and new work can best be shaped with specialist knowledge, methodological competence and soft skills," emphasises academy director Miriam Brenner.

The company restaurant "Maybach", which is supplied by regional producers, provides the right "brain food" with varied, healthy food. The adjoining, generously laid out outdoor area including the course of the stream connects the new building with the likewise newly built multi-storey car park, which has 262 parking spaces and charging stations for electric cars.