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In light of the valuable support rendered to us by Starbase over the last few years, I have no hesitation in tendering my strongest recommendation to any prospective client who...

I should like to express our sincere appreciation to Starbase Telecoms for matching our needs, together with the great ability, energy and passion displayed by your staff- Joe Malatji, Galileo

"I have no hesitation in recommending Starbase to any company"- Carl Craemer - ArrowTel

"I value their recommendations when selecting headsets and their advice that is given freely in the maintenance and upkeep of the products"- Laurette Inglis - MRP Customer Service

"The level of integrity demonstrated by the Starbase staff is rare indeed nowadays" - Danie Vermaak, ISDX Product Manager - Dimension Data

"It was a pleasure to know that we could leave everything in the hands of Starbase Telecoms. From day 1 everything was handled so professionally." - A. Greeff - Manager...

News Extra ( 2008-07-01 )

Audio specialist Sennheiser is expanding its corporate headquarters in Wennebostel. Sennheiser, one of the region’s largest employers, plans to extend the site by the addition of a production and technology centre as well as a customer centre. A total sum of more than € 20 million is to be invested by 2011. Construction work will begin in November and represents a clear commitment by the internationally active family company to its base in Wedemark, near Hanover.

 

“The continuous increase in our activities and the resulting growth in our workforce make it necessary for us to expand our company headquarters,” explained Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, at the annual press conference. “This strengthening of the Wedemark site will support the positive development of the global Sennheiser Group and will further increase our customer orientation.” A structural plan for the company site was developed in cooperation with Essen-based architect Jürgen Reichardt, and is to be implemented over the next few years. Construction work will begin this November with the building of a new production and technology centre at a cost of around € 10 million. This will be followed at a later date by the construction of an international customer centre. “The expansion of the corporate headquarters is a clear indication of the Sennheiser family’s commitment to Wennebostel as a manufacturing location,” said Volker Bartels, Speaker of the Executive Team and President, Manufacturing and Logistics, commenting on the construction project.

The new technology and production centre will provide around 5,000 square metres of production area on two levels, which can be flexibly used according to requirements and order volumes. The surrounding offices can be freely assigned as required. “This flexible use of facilities corresponds to the state of the art in factory planning,” Bartels explained. “In addition to the company management and the works council, Sennheiser employees from various departments were also involved in planning the initial layout. This allowed experience and knowledge from the most varied disciplines to be integrated into the designs.” The new production and technology centre will be used primarily for the manufacture of wireless systems and microphones as well as for developing and testing new technologies. The new building project is at the same time the pre-requisite for the relocation of the almost 200 employees currently working at the Burgdorf site. Combining the two factories in Wennebostel will improve efficiency by streamlining the production processes. What is more, the close proximity to the development facilities will bring significant advantages in ramping up production of new products. The relocation of employees from Burgdorf will probably take place at the end of 2009.

After completion of the production and technology centre, a customer centre will be built at the entrance to the site. It will create a representative environment that will enable visitors and customers to experience the Sennheiser brand at its headquarters. The initial design ideas for the customer centre include ‘sound islands’ that introduce visitors to the subject of acoustics and a Sennheiser stage that allows products to be tested in practical application. “The expansion of the existing architecture in Wennebostel will enable all corporate functions at the company headquarters to work more closely together and to communicate more efficiently,” Bartels said. Not least, of course, the aim is also to provide both Sennheiser employees and international visitors with a future-oriented and attractive environment.

The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. The family-owned company, which was established in 1945, recorded sales of over € 395 million in 2007, 83% of which were generated abroad. Sennheiser employs almost 2,000 people worldwide, around 55% of whom are in Germany. Sennheiser has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA and is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones), K + H Vertriebs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (Klein + Hummel studio monitors, installed sound) and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).

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In light of the valuable support rendered to us by Starbase over the last few years, I have no hesitation in tendering my strongest recommendation to any prospective client who...

I should like to express our sincere appreciation to Starbase Telecoms for matching our needs, together with the great ability, energy and passion displayed by your staff- Joe Malatji, Galileo

"I have no hesitation in recommending Starbase to any company"- Carl Craemer - ArrowTel

"I value their recommendations when selecting headsets and their advice that is given freely in the maintenance and upkeep of the products"- Laurette Inglis - MRP Customer Service

"The level of integrity demonstrated by the Starbase staff is rare indeed nowadays" - Danie Vermaak, ISDX Product Manager - Dimension Data

"It was a pleasure to know that we could leave everything in the hands of Starbase Telecoms. From day 1 everything was handled so professionally." - A. Greeff - Manager...

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