On 10 June 2015, the Würth Group inaugurated a new data center in Waldzimmern, Germany. The 5,220sqm building complex accommodates a 1,000sqm state-of-the-art, energy-efficient data center as well as 125 workplaces for software development, IT infrastructure, network technology, virtualization, server technology and storage of both the Würth Group and the Würth Elektronik Group. Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group’s Family Trusts, District Administrator Dr. Matthias Neth and Achim Beck, Mayor of the town of Niedernhall, participated in the inauguration ceremony.
The IT technology center in Waldzimmern will be the new “digital heart” of the Würth Group. The new data center with its forward-looking architecture forms part of the so-called “Hohenlohe ring”, which also comprises the existing data centers in Gaisbach and Waldenburg. This real-time backup network can be considered a milestone of IT availability and IT security for the entire group of companies. Owing to modern air conditioning including the use of waste heat thanks to heat exchangers, the new data center will require 70 percent less energy than comparable facilities. Almost all facilities have an efficiency of more than 90 percent.
Besides Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth, District Administrator Dr. Matthias Neth and Mayor Achim Beck, Bernd Herrmann, Member of the Central Managing Board of the Würth Group, Jörg Murawski, Executive Vice President of the Würth Group, Oliver Konz, Managing Director of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group and architect Siegfried Müller emphasized the significance of the new technology center in their addresses and speeches. The new building complex in Waldzimmern is trend-setting not only with regard to technology and its architecture. As a large investment including high-end workplaces, it is above all a commitment of the globally operating Würth Group to their home region preparing the ground for future growth.