Innovative thinking and continuous further development – Windmöller & Hölscher has operated according to these principles ever since it was founded in Lengerich in 1869. The company is one of the world’s leading suppliers of machines and systems for manufacturing and processing flexible packaging. It offers its customers a onestop service, including the initial consultation and development, the supply of high-quality machinery and the entire packaging production process. The well-established company with more than 1,900 employees at its site in Lengerich can meet all requirements. “Windmöller & Hölscher is characterised by a marked culture of communication and a passion for new ideas,” says ASSMANN project manager André Strunk. “We wanted the new offices to visibly reflect this modern and successful concept.” The company asked the office furniture specialists from Melle to realise the project. Confidence in the fact that they would deliver high-quality and reliable work played a major role in the decision as the project harboured a special challenge: all of the offices were to be refurbished by the time W&H celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019. Besides the tight schedule, the realisation also called for the demolition of old buildings and the subsequent construction of new office buildings, which then needed to be fitted out.

Pure innovation

The ASSMANN team remained true to its principle of “good work”. In collaboration with its specialist retail partner IBS, it developed a well thought-out concept that would interfere with day-to-day running as little as possible®– in just five weeks. By working one floor at a time and performing the step-by-step assembly and fitting of all furniture while the IT equipment was being installed, the company’s departments were soon able to move into the new premises. As soon as the move was complete, the old buildings in the grounds were demolished and replaced with newly constructed ones. ASSMANN made it possible to create 250 innovative workstations in record time. The office furniture expert impressed with attractive yet functional systems that are also ergonomic. The open-plan office spaces, individual offices and meeting rooms perfectly reflect Windmöller & Hölscher’s modern corporate culture. Thanks to the ergonomic furniture elements and customised solutions, the new workstations adapt perfectly to each staff member’s requirements and make it easy for them to work in a healthy way in a positive environment that inspires creativity and an open corporate culture.

Due to the development of W&H’s site in Lengerich, the company wanted to change its office buildings in an innovative way.

Only five weeks were scheduled for the fit out of five floors, including all IT wiring – however, efficiency and outstanding quality were also a top priority.

Construction and conversion of office buildings

Specialist retail partner:
IBS Bürosysteme, Münster, Germany

Client details:
The internationally active company, founded in 1869, supplies machinery and system solutions to the packaging industry.