Dr. Eckart Würzner is one of several prominent guests attending the groundbreaking ceremony for hte AG's new office building.
"hte AG ranks among the world's leading companies in the field of catalysis. The company's significant contribution to promoting renewable energies provides important support for the science and research campus in Heidelberg," comments Dr. Eckart Würzner, Lord Mayor of the City of Heidelberg, at the groundbreaking ceremony.
The symbolic breaking of ground is celebrated by Dr. Eckart Würzner, Dr. Dirk Demuth, CEO at hte AG, Dr. Wolfram Stichert, CFO at hte AG, as well as Dr. Friedrich Seitz, Head of the BASF Competence Center Process Research and Chemical Engineering. hte makes a valuable contribution to the quality of the whole Rhein-Neckar region as an economic location, including Heidelberg, and enriches the technological and scientific landscape.
With capital expenditure of approx. €1.5 million, the construction of the building represents an important investment in the future of the research service provider and extends the total floor space of the laboratory, workshop and office areas to more than 9,000 square metres. hte AG has continually increased its workforce since it was founded in 1999. What started off as an enterprise with just 7 founder members now has some 250 employees, which is the main reason behind the decision to expand the premises. The new building is just one part of an expansion project which includes construction of four further buildings by 2015.
Wolfram Stichert, CFO at hte AG: "Employees represent the heart of our company and have helped make hte the leading provider of high throughput experimentation. Expanding our location will help us cater even more effectively both to our own future growth needs and our customers' requirements. For us, this expansion is a logical and consistent step and a clear commitment to Heidelberg as a location."
(From left to right) Dr. Dirk Demuth from hte AG; Dr. Friedrich Seitz from BASF SE; Dr. Eckart Würzner from the City of Heidelberg; Dr. Wolfram Stichert from hte AG
hte Aktiengesellschaft (AG), a public limited company, is a leading provider of technology solutions and services for customers in the energy, refinery, chemicals and environmental sectors. Thanks to hte’s products and services, R&D in the area of heterogeneous catalysis has become considerably faster and more productive. As a reliable partner in the field of high throughput experimentation, hte offers comprehensive expertise backed up by complementary products and services: 1) technology solutions – tailor-made integrated hardware and software systems, installed and ready for use on site at the customer’s premises; 2) R&D solutions – implementation of research cooperation at hte’s own premises in Heidelberg. With its high-quality services, hte supports its customers in the search for solutions to global challenges such as climate and environmental protection, energy efficiency and mobility. Its close ties with BASF guarantee long-term orientation and stability.
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