A. Lange & Söhne

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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

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