Bitzer has announced plans to build a new corporate headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany. The refrigeration compressor manufacturer says it is sticking with its roots and building a new headquarters close to its current head office just outside of Stuttgart, Germany.

Bitzer has decided to announce a call for tenders from architects. Company officials reported that this will ensure the company can choose the most suitable proposal from a range of options. In order to meet the required planning conditions, the city of Sindelfingen – in concert with Bitzer – is striving to amend the development plan. The future corporate headquarters are to be housed in a multi-story building with 16 to 18 floors, an adjacent semi-basement, and two underground car park levels. In the long term, Bitzer aims to create around 500 workstations for employees in the building.

“By investing in the new heart of the company, Bitzer is making an unambiguous statement about the location in Sindelfingen and we will increase its value significantly,” says Peter Schaufler, CEO of Bitzer SE.