The Würth Group has inaugurated the Group's new data center in Waldzimmern, Germany. The 5,220 m2 building complex accommodates a 1,000 m2 state-of-the-art, energy-efficient data center as well as 125 workplaces for software development, IT infrastructure, network technology, virtualization, server technology and storage of both the Würth Group and the Würth Elektronik Group.
The IT technology center will be the new ‘digital heart’ of the Würth Group. With its forward-looking architecture the center forms part of the so-called ‘Hohenlohe ring’, which comprises the existing data centers in Gaisbach and Waldenburg. This real-time backup network can be considered a milestone of IT availability and IT security for the entire group of companies.
Owing to modern air conditioning, including the use of waste heat thanks to heat exchangers, the new data center will require 70 percent less energy than comparable facilities. Almost all facilities have an efficiency of more than 90 percent.
Prof. Reinhold Würth, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group's Family Trusts, District Administrator Dr. Matthias Neth and Achim Beck, Mayor of the town of Niedernhall, participated in the inauguration ceremony.
The new building complex in Waldzimmern is trend-setting not only with regard to technology and its architecture. As a large investment including high-end workplaces, it is above all a commitment by the globally operating Würth Group to their home region preparing the ground for future growth.