In Half 1, we reviewed our keep on the Loxone Present Residence in Austria, however we additionally visited a number of different websites over the weekend.
One of many highlights of this journey was our go to to Loxone's head workplace, additionally situated in Kollerschlag, simply in entrance of the exhibition venue.
That is a kind of lovely modern buildings that appears like a spaceship.
A state-of-the-art facility with roughly 100 "Loxonauts" is the constructing the place all and software program for the sensible dwelling system is developed, in addition to administration, advertising and marketing and coaching companies.
We started our go to of the mom ship to the basement that homes the distribution heart. With a row after the opposite of the attractive Loxone sensible dwelling know-how, what would you give for a 10-minute run round this warehouse?
Over the weekend, we observed that nearly all the pieces we used, from pens to cookware, was fully environmentally pleasant. The steps resulting in the higher stage of the bottom camp have been no totally different once we climbed to the bottom flooring of the constructing.
Right here, the reception is in entrance of the coaching room the place the German and Austrian companions obtain their certification.
You may as well see the Loxone product line for the sensible dwelling in addition to their areas worldwide (together with their new places of work in China).
The remainder of this stage is occupied by a pleasant cafe the place everybody appreciates day-after-day the lunches ready by the chef.
There may be additionally an NFC system for workers' snacks and drinks, with wall-mounted iPads indicating who has what. The laborious work, the foundations of the sport right here, in addition to the foosball desk and the basketball hoop, be sure that the ambiance appears darker than an Austrian valley Austrian village.
This floor-to-ceiling Loxone rack dominates your head and continues to the highest flooring, the place we head for subsequent.
The massive open high deck of the bottom camp is the place all the pieces goes, with the vast majority of the employees primarily based right here. We went on a Saturday and, regardless that it was empty, you may think about the productiveness of this enormous workplace.
Some plush, high-back seats have been shot to admire the attractive Austrian countryside and, apparently, that's the place you head if you're in search of inspiration or overcoming the software program problem you're dealing with.
Extra NFC is used right here, this time on an extended financial institution of cubic employees lockers. Even the massive submitting system makes use of this RFID know-how to permit entry to approved personnel.
Florian Woess, Loxone Advertising Director
Our information for the day, Florian Woess, Loxone's Advertising Director, informed us that that they had exceeded the scale of this constructing and that plans to develop their operations at Kollerschlag are effectively superior.
Building work will start subsequent 12 months and this important growth of the present constructing will enable this one to develop to accommodate as much as 400 folks. The growth of Loxone, since its inception simply ten years in the past, continues at a gentle tempo.
We requested Philipp Schuster, managing director of Loxone UK, to take inventory of the expansion of the corporate within the UK and he informed us …
Within the final seven years within the UK, we now have seen continued development and are dealing with a state of affairs much like that of our base camp in Austria; after simply 5 years in our UK places of work, we plan to triple the scale of our places of work over the subsequent twelve months to fulfill the rising demand for coaching and the rising dimension of our UK group. This fast development has generally been tough, however general, it’s the finest downside to have.
Laboratory of the long run
There may be one other Loxone constructing within the neighborhood. The Loxone Future Lab is 2 minutes from Kollerschlag headquarters.
It's right here that actually confidential R & D work is happening as they’re engaged on the subsequent era of Loxone merchandise within the utmost secrecy.
Our requests for entry have been greeted with a smile however nothing else. Good blood 🙂
Within the final installment, we are going to go to the Austrian auto-building on which a Loxone system is put in, in addition to to Baudisch, one of many Loxone manufacturing crops in Germany. Within the meantime, some extra photographs within the gallery beneath.