Giving room for ideas
The Krone Group is a leading global manufacturer in the Agricultural Machinery and Commercial Trailers divisions. The name stands for excellent quality and mature practical solutions. To meet these high demands also in the future, a new technology centre has been built at the place of foundation in Spelle. Next to the already existing production hall, an office building (94 metres long, 20 metres high) was erected where approximately 500 employees from the departments Research and Development, Quality Assurance, Service, IT and Purchasing have been working since summer 2014.
For the new building the development of an open-office-solution was requested that would provide optimal utilisation of space for 500 workplaces. Planning and realisation were focused on integrating all components in a finely tuned and functioning overall conception. PALMBERG, together with its specialist partner Büro-Albers from Meppen, was commissioned to implement the future office concept and was involved in the planning process of interior design at a very early stage. The developed and implemented office concept is offering suitable furniture for the individual requirements of the different departments.
The fully ergonomic table family CREW provides healthy and dynamic working to the KRONE staff at the push of a button. The sit/stand tables from the CREW product range allow for changing between sitting and standing activities easily and at any time by means of a stepless electromotive height adjustment. Krone is thus providing an active health management to its employees without prescription. In combination with the space structuring system TERIO, the Krone staff is able to experience both living comfort as well as room for informal communication, teamwork and focused individual work in all areas. Group workplaces arranged in blocks or rows provide for transparent workflows in the new technology centre. At all levels, the new workplaces show the same characteristics both in respect of space and equipment.
The range of group workplaces is rounded off by a special solution with regard to workplace organisation. 455 custom tower-containers, specially designed for Krone, provide the necessary individual storage space, an opportunity of electrification as well as closed screening between the different workplaces for the employees of the Emsland family business. The attractive design paired with a smart division of the interior meet all organisational office requirements at Krone. Furthermore, the multifunctional furnishing solution can be used as a point of communication for short meetings standing up. Additionally, all meeting areas for the intensive exchange of knowledge were consistently equipped with conference tables from PALMBERG.
Carefully tuned materials as well as the overall furnishing and colour concept at Krone’s place of foundation in Spelle have created individual working worlds which give the necessary room for future ideas.