Construction has completed on a brand-new European training centre and German headquarters for Marple-based firm, Arden Software.
The packaging software firm, which has its UK headquarters in Marple, Stockport, has relocated its German division into a new office in Stuttgart, which is also the location of its new state-of-the art training facility.
The new eco-friendly building has been designed and built with sustainability in mind, and includes charging stations for electric vehicles, LED lighting and bike stores, as well as showers and changing facilities to encourage people to cycle to work.
Covid-safe measures have also been put in place throughout, including protective screens in the training suite to allow for social distancing and to keep customers and employees safe.
Frank Haustein, Managing Director at Arden Software Germany (ASDE), said:
It’s a new year and a new home for ASDE and we’re delighted with our new, contemporary office space and training centre, which will enable us to continue to expand and develop the business, as well as provide bespoke training with first-class facilities for our customers and partners.
“Since we embarked on this project, the world has become a very different place with the Covid-19 pandemic, but we’ve been able to incorporate Covid-safe measures into the design of the building, ensuring our facilities are fit for the future.
“From protective screens to hand sanitizing stations, we’ve taken all the necessary precautions to ensure a Covid-safe environment and look forward to welcoming our first customers to our new training centre, where we’ll be hosting conferences, workshops, seminars and training courses focusing on our entire portfolio of packaging software.”
Arden Software specialises in CAD and CAM software for the print and packaging sector, with its Impact packaging design software being used all over the world. The software firm employs more than 60 people around the world and has offices in Marple, Germany, Denmark, USA and India.
Part of the Arden Group of companies, sister firm, diemaker Arden Dies, has recently accessed support from the Growth Company’s Skills Support for the Workforce initiative to help modernise practices within the company.