Yarn & Fiber

2020-09-24

Teijin aramid relocates head office to further enable an inspiring and sustainable workplace

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Teijin Aramid, a world leader in aramid, announces that it will move its Head Office within Arnhem on September 21, 2020. This relocation underlines Teijin Aramid’s commitment to creating an engaging and collaborative workspace for its employees, as well as to reducing the environmental impact of its operations.

The new office, known as T ONE, will be based in the skeleton of one of Teijin Aramid’s old laboratories, with a 5,000m2 floor space, and incorporates several examples of sustainable design. For example, granulates from the demolition of the laboratory is used to pave the new car parks and access roads. Additionally, features such as solar panels, heat pumps, water-saving taps, external sun blinds, and heat recovery contribute to the building’s low energy footprint and A+ energy label. Furthermore, charging points for electric cars and bicycles, a restaurant serving locally sourced food, and a wall of 1,500 plants will further minimize Teijin Aramid’s environmental impact.

The new Teijin Aramid Head Office has also been specially designed to foster an inspiring and collaborative workspace for employees, while also enabling independent and noise-free work. Specifically, vibrant areas like meeting rooms and kitchenettes are clustered around the building’s elevator in the middle. Workspaces are located close to the façade, creating quiet and daylight. The location next to Teijin Aramid’s Research and Innovation Center (RIC) will also drive effective collaboration, while its proximity to production sites and the EMEA sales office will facilitate further innovation and development.



Maarten Filius, Architect APTO: “Sustainability, flexibility, and space for meeting were the key objectives when designing this building. The building is unique, with an optimally functional layout. Elements of the old laboratory will be visible – for example, the tall, open space at the entrance. With the restaurant and meeting center located here, this entrance area and unique Experience Lounge will form the building’s ‘beating heart’.”

Peter ter Horst, CEO Teijin Aramid: “I’m very proud of the great location, beautiful design, and sustainable construction of our new Head Office. It’s going to be one of the greenest buildings in Arnhem, and the open setup will further drive our organization’s innovation efforts. More than ever, we are living up to our sustainable values and innovative approach.”

All information about the new head office, including new address details can be found on the new housing page:

https://www.teijinaramid.com/en/about-us/our-locations/new-head-office/



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