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Puma Breaks Ground on Global HQ Expansion

The Bavarian Minister of Finance and FIFA world players of the year Nadine Kessler and Lothar Matthäus were just some of the big names present at the groundbreaking of FIFA’s new world headquarters expansion, which took place last week in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

The planned expansion will sit opposite the existing Puma offices across the Hans-Ort-Ring roadway, connected by a pedestrian bridge. Expected to be completed by spring 2018, the new administrative building will provide space for up to 550 employees. In the interim, Puma will give up its current second location in Würzburger Strasse.

The new six-story building complex, which will be built using around 1,400 tons of steel and roughly 9,500 cubic meters of concrete, will include light-flooded open-plan offices with a floor-to-ceiling window front and will be able to be custom arranged for projects and work groups through mobile, noise insulating furnishing elements.

“The construction of our new administrative building is a further clear commitment to our roots in Herzogenaurach,” said Bjørn Gulden, CEO of Puma SE. “With modern office spaces and an extension of our sports offering, we will be able to provide attractive working conditions to our employees, while fostering our dynamic corporate culture as a sports brand and underlining our role as one of the leading employers in the region. By relocating our offices from Würzburger Strasse and merging our work force in Herzogenaurach, we are not only ensuring short distances for faster decisions at our German location, but are also providing a true gateway to the city with the bridge.”

Puma also says the new building will meet the same high environmental standards as its current building. The company is planning a modern concrete core temperature control system which it says will ensure sustainable heating and cooling in conjunction with air-water heat pumps, while the majority of rinsing water will be provided through a cistern containing 300 cubic meters of rainwater.