Wuerth Elektronik eiSos opened its new Competence Center Berlin on 23 October 2015, marking a further milestone of the company’s expansion strategy. The Competence Center Berlin will primarily be a hub for hardware and software engineers designing and programming applications for new components, and supporting customers with product integration or application developments. Students will also be given opportunities to contribute their innovative ideas to the organization.
Adlershof Technology Park
The 640 m² site in Adlershof Technology Park was chosen with foresight as the location of the new Wuerth Elektronik eiSos office. Berlin’s governing mayor Michael Müller embraced the company’s decision to settle in the capital: “A warm welcome to Wuerth Elektronik eiSos and all its staff. The investment of such an innovative player in Berlin proves that our city has successfully established itself as an attractive high-tech location. Adlershof offers Wuerth Elektronik eiSos numerous partner companies, skilled professionals, and potential from our universities.
The Wuerth Elektronik eiSos subsidiary here is an example of our successful economic development policy and confirms that we are doing a good job”. Adlershof Technology Park is already home to ten independent research institutes, six Humboldt University institutes, and almost 1000 companies. The impressive number of electrical engineering firms and high-tech start ups, on the one hand, and academic institutes, on the other, was a key factor for the electronics and electromechanical components manufacturer. Berlin-Adlershof is already a dynamic technology hub with a huge potential of skilled professionals to support the further development of the subsidiary.
“With Wuerth Elektronik eiSos we have brought a real electronics industry giant to Berlin. We are delighted that the company was attracted to the German capital with its unique academic landscape and vibrant digital scene. Wuerth will be able to use these assets in its Competence Center and can create high-quality jobs and opportunities in the area,” says Dr. Stefan Franzke, spokesman of Berlin Partners for Industry and Technology.
Oliver Konz, Managing Director at Wuerth Elektronik eiSos explains: “Research and development are the supporting pillars of success for a technology company such as ours. This location in the direct vicinity of independent and university-related research institutes is ideal for cooperations”. Thomas Schrott, also Managing Director at Wuerth Elektronik eiSos, adds: “What’s more, we are convinced that the setting will attract young engineers to our company”.
34 jobs have already been created at the new Berlin site; a total of 100 new jobs are planned for the medium term. The Competence Center Berlin currently accommodates the offices for the software developers and a customer area for events and seminars. Initial projects will focus on the development of software and complete systems relating to wireless energy transmission.