A. Lange & Söhne
A. Lange & Söhne grows Glashütte manufacture
A. Lange & Söhne officially opened the doors to its new, stateof-the-art complex of its Glashütte manufacture, a construction that was three years in the making. The new building measures an expansive 5,400 square meters, and was designed and built with the welfare of its watchmakers and employees at the forefront. The many windows that line this two-part complex, for instance, are wide and slightly inclined, to maximize the amount of natural light seeping through, providing its watchmakers ample natural light to work under.
Its workshops have been modernized and carefully sanitized so that they are virtually dust-free, and perhaps most remarkably, the complex houses its own geothermal energy plant – believed to be the largest in the Saxony region – which features 55 downhole heat exchangers that keeps the indoor climate pleasant all year round. Aesthetically, the new complex features a clean and structured façade, blending harmoniously with its surroundings. This, to date, is A. Lange & Söhne’s biggest investment, emphasizing its commitment to Glashütte as a production site.
The opening ceremony was attended by A. Lange & Söhne’s founder, Walter Lange, and CEO, Wilhelm Schmid, and graced by no less than German Chancellor, Dr. Angela Merkel; and Saxony’s Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich.
FROM TOP The new 5,400-squaremeter building houses its own geothermal plant; German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel in conversation with an employee of the finishing department; Walter Lange speaks proudly of how far the brand has come; Windows of its workshops are large and slightly inclined, so as to maximize the amount of natural light coming in