New address from mid-May: Bahnhofstraße 1c
Because the premises on Kupferstraße have become too cramped, the engineering office Lauer CE-Safety GmbH will soon be moving to a new location in Coesfeld. From May, the company's new address will be Bahnhofstraße 1c in Coesfeld.
Currently, the team of the engineering office, which specialises in CE markings of machinery and equipment, is spread over two floors in a building on Kupferstraße. "We have grown continuously over the past few years. That is why we have rented another floor. However, dividing the team on two floors is not ideal in the long run, so we started looking for a larger property," explains Ulrich Kleine-Boes, who took over the management of the company two years ago as a long-time employee of founder Franz-Josef Lauer.
The company found what it was looking for at the new railway station, where construction work is currently entering the home straight. "The right space became available at the right moment," Kleine-Boes says happily. 570 square metres - twice as much space as before - will be available to the engineering office in the new building of the investor H+T Konzeptbau from Vreden. "The big advantage is that we were allowed to have a say in the planning of the offices in the station building, so the premises will now be tailored exactly to our needs," Kleine-Boes is pleased to say. In addition to offices in which the employees sit in pairs at most, two large training rooms are being built at the station for Lauer CE-Safety. The location is ideal for the managing director: "Our customers can take the train or bus practically to our office door. There is also plenty of parking, which was not always the case at the old location in the middle of the city centre," Kleine-Boes admits. Around the engineering office, a neighbourhood is being built with a Deutsche Bahn information centre, various medical practices and a bakery.
Lauer CE-Safety will initially move into the new building with 16 employees. But the signs are still pointing to growth for the engineering firm: "Last year we already took on two new employees. In the future, we want to increase to 20 to 25 people," explains Kleine-Boes, who is currently looking for specialists in machine and plant safety. Practical experience is important to him. "We advise our customers - these are usually plant manufacturers - on the safety of their machines. It helps us a lot if our employees come from the machinery and plant sector and know what is important and how the companies work," the Managing Director explains. The area of plant safety has developed steadily in recent years. "In the past, it was mainly a matter of protecting the plants physically - for example, with a fence or a barrier. Today, the focus is on many more aspects, for example the security of the software with which the plant is operated," Kleine-Boes explains.
He therefore wants to set up his team broadly - not least because of the takeover at the beginning of 2020 in the course of the succession process by Lebbing automation & drives GmbH from Bocholt, which belongs to the Jagenberg Group. Jagenberg AG, which belongs to the Kleinewefers Group and is headquartered in Krefeld, is a strategic management holding company that currently employs around 1,300 people in its 23 operating subsidiaries in the Industrial Solutions sector in Europe, Asia and the USA. The Jagenberg Group focuses on the Industrial Solutions division, whose core business areas are machines and systems, automation and control technology, as well as digital solutions for processing web-shaped materials such as films or paper. "This gives us additional customers from the corporate group, but we continue to advise many different industries, such as the wood and food industries or the aircraft and automotive industries. For this, we need the appropriate know-how, especially since the EU directives, laws and safety standards to which machine manufacturers have to orientate themselves are constantly changing," emphasises Kleine-Boes, who is constantly training his team against this background.