On the afternoon of August 26, 2015, German time, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Saxony Governor Stanislaw Tillich visited the town of Glashütte , Inaugurated the new Lange watch factory. This building has two wings, providing an advanced and perfect working environment for the brand’s traditional watchmaking craftsmanship.
On August 26, Lange’s new factory welcomes a special guest: German Chancellor Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Saxony Gov. Stanislav Tirich and the Dresden Boys Choir for the opening performance at the opening ceremony of the new factory in Lange
Lange Global CEO William Schmid speaks at the opening of the new plant
German Chancellor Merkel speaks to an employee in the movement modification department of the Lange watch factory
The groundbreaking ceremony of the new plant was held on September 5, 2012. After three years of construction, it was unveiled on August 26, 2015 by German Chancellor Merkel and Saxony Governor Stanislav Tirich. Prime Minister Merkel thanked Lange employees for their dedication and said to Mr. Walter Lange, 91, ‘Langer’s revival did not come easily, and you and your partners have successfully restored and defended Lange as a world The reputation of top watch brands. The innovative, flexible and modern face of eastern Germany is based on success stories like Lange. ‘
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Lange factory building, from left to right: Walter Lange, Angela Merkel, Stanislav Tillich and William Schmid
The governor of Saxony Stanislav Tirich also praised the creative spirit of the watch factory: ‘Langer is a world-renowned watch brand with a tradition and a legend that has survived hardships. The new factory will now launch a new brand for Lange In this chapter, tradition and modernity will flourish. ‘
Lange’s new watch factory in Glashütte
The production area of the watch factory covers an area of 5,400 square meters, which is a major landmark in the south of Glashütte town. The building consists of two parts, with a simple and bright appearance and a clean structure, harmoniously blending with the surrounding historical buildings. The windows of the studio are fitted with large, bright glass and are slightly tilted to ensure sufficient light. The watchmaking workshop has a very modern design, allowing watchmakers to work in an almost dust-free environment. The building’s double-deck curtains are also equipped with a temperature adjustment function. The machinery and equipment for making the movements are located in front of the lower floors of the building, and several departments responsible for hand-carving and finishing parts are also located in this brand-new factory building.
At the opening ceremony of the new Lange factory, from left to right are German Chancellor Merkel, founder of contemporary Lange Walter Lange, and Lange Global CEO William Schmid.
Merkel visits Lange’s new factory building
Langer President Wilhelm Schmid said: ‘The new building is built to meet the demand of increasing staff in recent years and represents investment in the brand.’ He added: ‘The focus of the project is on design A modern, energy-efficient, and beautiful environment building provides the best working environment for employees. This will help us further improve the quality of our products and improve the production process. We have always strived to reduce Ecological footprint and resource consumption. ‘
Merkel writes message for Lange
In fact, Lange’s new plant is a model for sustainable buildings and innovative energy management. The building is equipped with the largest geothermal power plant in Saxony. It is equipped with 55 underground heat exchangers up to 125 meters deep to keep the indoor temperature pleasant. The electricity used to drive the heat pump is produced in an environmentally friendly manner. In other words, Lange’s new watch factory is a building with zero carbon dioxide emissions, and has made an important contribution to mitigating climate change.
Merkel visits Lange’s new factory building
The investment of this project amounted to tens of millions of euros, which is the largest investment project Langer has ever made. This shows the brand’s determination to use the town of Glashütte as a production base.