Plenty more space. 12. September 2023 WILD is making room for future projects. Whether it‘s outsourcing or new product ideas: We‘re prepared. A whole series of technologically demanding projects are currently in the pipeline within the WILD Group. To successfully implement growth as planned, the company is now investing heavily in enlargement projects at three different sites. In Trnava, this will mean a doubling of the space currently available, and the company is close to finalising one of the biggest conversion projects at the site in Slovakia. By adding an additional 2,500 m² of space, WILD Technologies lays the cornerstone for securing future growth. ”Thanks to this enlargement, the Group can significantly increase capacity“, explains WILD Technologies Managing Director Tobias Knoop. ”We are confident that the new space will also help us double our turnover“. Accordingly, the company plans to gradually bring the number of employees up to 150, especially in the area of production. NEW, BEST-EQUIPPED WORKING ENVIRONMENT Vienna-based PHOTONIC also recently moved into a new building in the inner city, which offers some 780 square metres of office space and very good public transport connections. PHOTONIC Managing Director Stefan Zotter is happy to provide the staff with a pleasant working environment here, which includes a rooftop terrace and state-ofthe-art laboratories. The Group‘s competence centre for the development of complex light sources is targeting 10 to 15 percent growth in the coming years, both in terms of sales and workforce. ”By using ‚shared desks‘, we can employ additional staff of up to 50 people without having to rent additional space“, says Zotter. NEW SITE AT THE TECHNOLOGY PARK VILLACH In Villach, WILD recently purchased a 20,000 m² plot in the Technology Park. Based on a site concept that meets all requirements of today‘s working environment, WILD plans to employ around 100 people in development and manufacturing here. ”Innovation drivers like the Silicon Austria Labs centre of research excellence, the GPS training centre (a Non-Profit Personnel Service in Carinthia) or Carinthia University of Applied Sciences offer an ideal environment to intensify knowledge transfer and push innovations“, says CTO Wolfgang Warum.