Waldkirch, 12 July 2018 - Construction is taking place in Hamburg’s ‘Merkurpark’: SICK will move into a new complex of buildings here with about 3,000 m² of office and usable floor space in late 2019. This lease allows SICK to considerably expand its existing premises at the Merkurring site, and creates space for about 100 new employees. At the ground-breaking ceremony on 11 July 2018, Hans Ulrich Fritsch, Site Manager of SICK’s Merkurring branch in Hamburg, said that “We started working here at this site under the name of SICK AG in 2010 and have grown steadily ever since. We are now delighted to have more space so that we can take the next step towards the future.”
120 employees currently work at the Merkurring site on laser and RFID technology as well as radar sensors, used for example for collision prevention in ports, for the classification of traffic, as a navigation aid, or in automotive production. SICK is also developing application solutions for process automation, for gas and liquid analyses for example, at its second Hamburg site at Poppenbütteler Bogen.
“Demand for SICK sensor solutions is constantly growing and we are responding with this expanded capacity,” explained Hans Ulrich Fritsch. The extra office space also opens up the prospect of a larger production area. Production capacities are planned to double by 2022.
SICK also wants to increase the workforce at the Merkurring site in order to meet the growing need for research and development, as well as production. “We are, for example, looking for development engineers for hardware and software, product managers and production personnel,” Hans Ulrich Fritsch added. “And we would be pleased to receive applications from new colleagues!”
SICK is one of the world’s leading producers of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. The company, founded in 1946 by Dr. Erwin Sick and based in Waldkirch-im-Breisgau near Freiburg, is a technology and market leader with a global presence – with more than 50 subsidiaries and associated companies, as well as numerous sales offices. SICK achieved Group sales of about EUR 1.5 bn. in the 2017 fiscal year with almost 9,000 employees worldwide.
Further information on SICK is available at http://www.sick.com or by phone at +49 (0)7681 202-5747.