In July 2022, ITK Engineering opened the Holzkirchen development campus in the south of Munich together with Bosch Engineering. Up to 900 employees can be accommodated in the new building’s modern office and laboratory space. Their focus is on topics such as automated driving, electromobility, rail and medical technology, and Industry 4.0. After the two headquarters in Rülzheim and Abstatt, respectively, it is the second-largest German location for both companies.
ITK Engineering and Bosch set milestone with building
At peak times, 150 construction workers were working simultaneously to complete the new Bosch campus in Holzkirchen – and have been since August 2019. On July 12 this year, the development campus was finally opened by representatives of Bosch Engineering as well as ITK Engineering.
It is 17,000 square meters distributed over four floors. Both companies focus on innovative development services for industries such as off-highway, automotive, railroad or medical technology. The campus character is what makes the location special. Employees will find room for flexibility and innovative spirit in creative and state-of-the-art working environments. A transparent, close exchange with external partners is also encouraged.
Innovation hotbed on four levels
Site manager Jens Hofmann says: “We are delighted that we have been able to successfully complete construction and can currently offer around 500 employees a state-of-the-art, attractive new work building.” The first sections of the workforce have already been welcomed. The building has several laboratories in the basement. In addition to the foyer, the first floor features an employee restaurant, an area for meetings with customers, and a café.
The second floor accommodates the Bosch Engineering teams and the second floor the ITK Engineering teams. Next to the building, there is a parking garage that can accommodate around 800 vehicles and approximately 150 bicycles. In addition, 50 charging points for e-bikes and electric vehicles can be used.
Development campus is more than just an office building
For both companies, the Holzkirchen campus is set to become much more than just a development site. “We want to offer our employees a place where they can work in the optimal environment for them individually, depending on the task and current project,” explains Hofmann. He adds, “This ranges from retreats for undisturbed individual work to attractive creative spaces and our state-of-the-art laboratory landscapes.” The goal is to promote productive and creative work.
The Smart Work concept, which Bosch has already implemented at other locations, supports the diversity of the spaces. It harbors a modern, new way of working together, bringing together the best of both worlds through a smart mix of on-site as well as mobile work. Employees can thus decide for themselves how they want to spend their working day. The focus is on the work result.
ITK Engineering and Bosch aim for more networking
Networking the site with the outside world is a key element of the campus concept. Jens Hofmann elaborates, “We want to create a place where people can meet and work together – for Bosch Engineering, ITK Engineering, and our various external partners.” In the future, for example, events such as networking meetings with other companies are planned. In addition, the public is to participate in site visits to the campus.