Recaro Aircraft Seating has opened its new building complex at its Schwäbisch Hall headquarters.
With a €50 million investment, the 19,000-square-meter building features a customer service production area, crash test and flame lab facilities, and customer service offices for more than 120 employees.
“It has been an exciting day for Team Recaro, as this has been a long-time vision that has finally been brought to life. The new space will be a game-changer, especially the new flame lab and test crash facility,” said Mark Hiller, CEO at Recaro Aircraft Seating. “The facility will also serve as a visible icon to the onsite and global team members who demonstrated unprecedented resilience over these past 18 months. Thanks to their hard work, we can continue driving comfort in the sky.”
In front of the building is the company’s newest icon, the tail fin from a B707 aircraft. Gifted to Recaro earlier in 2021, the tail fin will serve as a landmark to visitors and is a public representation of the company’s heritage.
The facility was designed with a KfW-Effizienzhaus 55 standard and was constructed with sustainable materials. From energy-efficient solar shades to district heating integration, the new facility was built to improve the end-use of energy and be a resource-saving future during operations.
The customer service building is a part of the space2grow expansion plan at Recaro, which is integrated into the long-term strategy for its five global manufacturing facilities. Recaro established the space2grow initiative in 2018 to invest in new buildings production space.