Arnhem, the Netherlands, 21 September 2020 – 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.
About Teijin Aramid
Teijin Aramid is a subsidiary of the Teijin Group and world leader in aramids. Its aramid products Twaron®, Teijinconex®, Technora® and its ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) Endumax® are renowned for their strength, sustainability, safety, heat resistance and low weight. The products are used in a variety of markets and segments, including automotive, safety and life protection, aerospace and a wide range of industrial applications. These high-performance materials are produced in the Netherlands, Thailand and Japan. For more information: www.teijinaramid.com
About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the fields of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Originally established as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer in 1918, Teijin has evolved into a unique enterprise encompassing three core business domains: high-performance materials including aramid, carbon fibers and composites, and also resin and plastic processing, films, polyester fibers and products converting; healthcare including pharmaceuticals and home healthcare equipment for bone/joint, respiratory and cardiovascular/metabolic diseases, nursing care and pre-symptomatic healthcare; and IT including B2B solutions for medical, corporate and public systems as well as packaged software and B2C online services for digital entertainment. Deeply committed to its stakeholders, as expressed in the brand statement “Human Chemistry, Human Solutions”, Teijin aims to be a company that supports the society of the future. The group comprises more than 170 companies and employs some 20,000 people across 20 countries worldwide. Teijin posted consolidated sales of JPY 853.7 billion (USD 8.0 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,004.2 billion (USD 9.4 billion) in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2020. Please visit www.teijin.com
For additional information:
Teijin Aramid (Arnhem, Netherlands)
Suzan Wilbers, Corporate & Marketing Communications
+31 (0) 88 268 9038