With global demand for its watches growing, A. Lange & Söhne, based in Glashütte in the German state of Saxony, has been expanding its production facilities over the past few years. The latest step took place on September 5, with a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction on the company’s new annex.
A. Lange & Söhne is already the largest employer in the town of Glashütte, providing jobs for more than 500 people, and its watchmaking workshops are already spread across several buildings. The new annex will provide more than 11,000 square meters of additional space for the movement-assembly departments and the machines that produce delicate movement components. Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid, who took part in the groundbreaking ceremony along with Walter Lange, great-grandson of brand founder Ferdinand A Lange, welcomes the start of construction. “The annex was long overdue,” Schmid says. “The new building will allow us to clearly improve production processes and working conditions.”
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