After a construction period of 13 months, WITec
GmbH, manufacturer of nanoanalytical microscopy systems has moved to its
new headquarters building in Ulm.
The new building contains customized production facilities, seminar rooms
space to meet WITec's requirements for developing and producing state of the
microscopy systems. Light filled spaces and open structures dominate the
architectural design of the building to create a creative and interactive work
environment on 4 floors and more than 1900 sq mtrs. To meet the increasing
demand for high resolution microscopy solutions, the new building was a necessity
order to secure future growth potential. The driving force behind this successful
development is the highly sensitive Confocal Raman Microscope system, which
allows the three dimensional imaging of chemical compounds of various materials.
Atomic Force Microscopy for structural surface analysis on the nanometer scale
Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy, capable of optically resolving structures
below the diffraction limit, complete the product portfolio.
“We are delighted that the completion of the building proceeded so quick”
Joachim Koenen, Managing Director of WITec. “This investment is a clear
commitment to the “Science Park” research and development area in
Ulm, as this
highly innovative high-tech environment provides ideal growth opportunities
The official opening ceremony for the new headquarters with the mayor of Ulm
the district president as representative of the federal state government occurred
June 19. 2009. The new address is: WITec GmbH, Lise-Meitner-Str. 6, 89081 Ulm,
WITec is a manufacturer of high performance optical and scanning probe microscopy
systems. A modular product line allows the combination of different microscopy
techniques such as Raman, NSOM or AFM in a single instrument for flexible analysis
of the optical, chemical and structural properties of a sample. The instruments
distributed worldwide and are used primarily in Materials Science, Life Sciences
Nanotechnology. WITec is based in Ulm, Germany and Maryville, TN, USA. For more
information, please visit http://www.witec.de.
Posted June 24th, 2009