With the opening of its new headquarters, KraussMaffei has completed the last and largest of four relocation projects. Since 2018, the company – whose production portfolio includes tyre production systems and extruders – has invested approximately 200 million euros in four new plants in Germany and China.
On 20 February 2023, Michelin held the opening ceremony for its new China headquarters office building in Shanghai. Joan Valadou, Consul General of France in Shanghai, Ye Fei, President of Michelin China, and others attended the event. The new headquarters of Michelin China is located in Changning District, started construction in September 2022 and was completed in January 2023.
Yokohama Rubber reports that the relocation to a new headquarters at the site of its Hiratsuka factory in Japan will commence 10 January 2023. The various head office departments will make the shift from Tokyo to Hiratsuka City in seven steps over the following two months, with the move complete by 6 March.
Continental employees in the company hometown of Hannover, Germany should have moved into their new headquarters some time back. When the topping-out ceremony took place at the end of 2019, the tyre maker and automotive supplier anticipated the building would be ready in time for its anniversary in 2021. But the pandemic upset these plans, and Continental announced a year ago that the new headquarters would open in summer 2022. We now know this didn’t happen.
The US-based subsidiary of Korean tyre maker Nexen Tire has relocated its headquarters from California to Richfield, Ohio. The tyre maker chose Richfield as the site is already home to its North American technical centre, opened in 2019 and one of three that Nexen Tire operates worldwide.
Absolute Alignment has officially opened its new head office located in Aldershot, Hampshire. The bespoke headquarters features a training area including a two-post lift, a dedicated build area – to calibrate and test equipment before dispatch and delivery, a main office area and a storage area.
At the end of March, Yokohama Rubber sold its headquarters building in central Tokyo. The company is now preparing to shift its headquarters functions to its Hiratsuka factory, which is located some 40 miles south of Tokyo, in Kanagawa Prefecture. It will gain 20.8 billion yen (£134.9 million) from the sale of the headquarters building – and will use the funds to fuel growth in key areas.
BA Bush & Son Ltd has recently moved into new head offices in Horncastle as part of planned expansion. According to the company, the new offices provide not only more space but also a large meeting and conference room and more opportunity for the team to work together across sales, marketing, and finance once Covid-19 regulations permit.
As of March 2021, Asahi Kasei Europe has now fully relocated to Düsseldorf Harbour, Germany. The Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center’s move to Düsseldorf from the nearby Chempark Dormagen complex follows the relocation of the Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH offices and those of its sister company Asahi Kasei Microdevices Europe GmbH last November.
Fisker Inc has announced that it has chosen Munich as the location for its European headquarters. The designer and manufacturer of eco-friendly electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions stats that Munich offers convenient access to key European EV markets and close proximity to Magna’s Graz facility in Austria.
The future of Continental is taking shape – 15 months after holding a groundbreaking ceremony for its new headquarters site in Hannover, Germany, last week the tyre maker and automotive systems provider held a topping out ceremony for the facility. During the ceremony, Continental chief executive officer Dr Elmar Degenhart reported that the progress remains “right on schedule” and the buildings will be ready to be occupied in time for the company’s 150th anniversary in 2021.
Plans for a new factory may be on hold, but Sentury Tire USA says demand for its tyre brands is growing – and this growth has necessitated the operation’s move to a larger headquarters and warehouse. The new corporate office and warehouse, twice the size of the former location, is located in Hialeah, Florida.
The foundation stone for Continental’s new headquarters in Hannover, Germany is now in place, and the company says its construction project is on schedule. Chief executive officer Dr Elmar Degenhart and Executive Board members Dr Ariane Reinhart and Wolfgang Schäfer hosted a ceremony to mark the occasion at the construction site last Wednesday.
Synthetic rubber and chemicals company Asahi Kasei is relocating its European headquarters. Asahi Kasei Europe (AKEU) will remain in Düsseldorf, Germany, however in the second half of 2020 will move to a location in Düsseldorf harbour. In this new location, the company intends to consolidate its sales, marketing and R&D activities, thereby further enhancing its business approach to the European automotive industry.