Today, along with our future landlord Bad Homburg Horexstraße 1 GmbH, we’ve laid the foundation stone for our new Amadeus Germany office in Bad Homburg – which will be completed in November 2014 and will accommodate 600 Amadeus employees – 520 from Amadeus Germany and 80 from Amadeus Data Processing.
Bad Homburg Mayor Michael Korwisi attended the ceremony along with Bernd Schulz (General Manager, Amadeus Germany), Holger Taubmann (SVP Distribution, Amadeus IT Group) and myself – which included the placement of a time capsule made of copper into the building’s foundation. Together, with our future landlord, we are happy to contribute to the great city of Bad Homburg with this innovative building.
This new state-of-the-art building will be certified by the German Sustainable Building Council and will feature, among many other things, wood pellet heating, a combined gas-powered heating plant, and solar panels. The building, with 15,800 square meters of office space, will significantly improve CO2 emissions and the environmental impact of our operations in Germany. In our eyes, this ultramodern and sustainable building matches Amadeus well.
Amadeus Germany is the biggest of the world’s 71 Amadeus Commercial Offices.
The Amadeus presence in Germany also includes the Amadeus Data Centre in Erding, one of the largest civilian data centres in Europe, and TravelTainment, the market leader for electronic price comparison and internet booking engines for travel agents.
We work very hard at Amadeus to be responsible corporate citizens and this building project is just one of the many things we are doing around the world to make a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.
Have a look at our full Corporate Sustainability Report to learn more about what we’re doing to make a difference.