Schubert announced it purchased 7.36 acres of land to expand its North American headquarters in Charlotte, NC, to support the demand of its growing customer base in North America. The new headquarters building, which is approximately 45,000 sq. ft., will include sales, engineering, service, final assembly, and a customer training center.
The new building will be designed according to Schubert’s new corporate sustainability initiative Mission Blue. The new headquarters will become a climate-neutral building equipped with the technology to generate green electricity in the future.
“An important criterion when selecting the land was the possibility to add even further buildings in the future”, says Hartmut Siegel, Chief Executive Officer at Schubert North America. With an investment of almost tens of millions in its new North American headquarters, Schubert underlines its commitment to the region and emphasizes the strategic significance of the North American market over the long term.
“We are expanding our location for our North American customers,” explains Hartmut Siegel, “In addition to our new offices, an assembly hall will be built at the new location. Final assembly and commissioning for TLM packaging machines will be performed. There will be a workshop for service activities, as well. In the past, customers often had to fly to Schubert’s global headquarters in Crailsheim, Germany, for final acceptance of new machine projects. In the future, acceptance of selected machines will take place directly on site in Charlotte, NC.”
The city of Charlotte has become a hub of headquarters for German businesses in the United States, Schubert pointed out in its announcement: there are 213 German companies in the area, including Bayer, Lufthansa, Siemens, Thyssen-Krupp and Schubert North America (since 2015). The newly acquired location is close to the international airport and not far from the University of North Carolina and the Central Piedmont Community College. Schubert North America plans to work closely together with both institutions. “Our service team will have everything right on their doorstep. Service team members could even complete a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at the university part-time. Additionally, we could offer internships for students,” highlights Siegel.
Photos: Gerhard Schubert GmbH
Pictured in the main photo: Schubert North America’s leadership team Ana Pryor (Director Finance), Erik Jensen (Director Technical Services) and Hartmut Siegel (CEO)