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Ingelfingen-based technology company GEMÜ held a topping-out ceremony for its new headquarters at the Hohenlohe business park in April.
The GEMÜ Group started construction work for its new headquarters at the Hohenlohe business park just over a year ago. The shell of the building was completed in April.
To mark the occasion, Gert Müller, Managing Partner at GEMÜ, invited all of the companies involved in building the shell, along with designers, architects, mayors and the GEMÜ construction team and their families to the topping-out ceremony.
In his short speech, Gert Müller particularly thanked the tradespeople who had worked on the new building in any wind and weather. The GEMÜ Managing Partner also mentioned a few impressive figures. For example, about 50 companies take part in the construction of the new headquarters. During the peak phases of constructing the shell, up to 35 workers, tradespeople and other people involved were working on the construction site at the same time.
Following Gert Müller's speech, site manager Jürgen Schmitt gave the traditional topping-out speech, thanking the client on behalf of Stauch and asking for God's blessing of the new building.
A particular highlight was when Michael Frey, from architectural firm Schmelzle & Partner, presented Gert Müller with a time capsule. The time capsule contains objects that are typical of the time and it is buried in the ground in order to preserve and document the present day for future generations.
The hundred guests were then provided with sustenance by a food truck, grill chicken van and mobile espresso bar.
"The topping-out ceremony for our new headquarters is an important milestone for GEMÜ and represents a major step towards the future. We're well on schedule and are looking forward to moving in to our new, state-of-the-art company headquarters in two years' time," says Gert Müller, Managing Partner of the GEMÜ Group.