New Headquarters Building for WITec

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 and office space to meet WITec's requirements for developing and producing state of the art 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 in 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 and 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” says Dr. 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 for us”. The official opening ceremony for the new headquarters with the mayor of Ulm and the district president as representative of the federal state government occurred on June 19. 2009. The new address is: WITec GmbH, Lise-Meitner-Str. 6, 89081 Ulm, Germany.

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 are distributed worldwide and are used primarily in Materials Science, Life Sciences and Nanotechnology. WITec is based in Ulm, Germany and Maryville, TN, USA. For more information, please visit


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