Open innovation, teamwork and a party atmosphere
On Wednesday 24 April, the time finally came to celebrate the opening of the new PALFINGER office in Vienna. That evening, a huge opening party was held at the weXelerate innovation and startup centre, an event that proved a real magnet for our partners in the startup scene.
The grand opening
The evening kicked off with the official opening of the office by our CEO Andreas Klauser, Claudia Witzemann (Managing Director, weXelerate) and Philipp Smole (Head of Corporate Incubator, PALFINGER 21st). Once the red ribbon had been cut, the guests could enjoy the relaxed atmosphere – complete with tasty finger food, background music and a photo booth to keep everyone happy and entertained. Anyone at the event wishing to discover more about PALFINGER had the opportunity to learn about our current digital solutions PALFINGER Connected and instructable as well as the new PALFINGER joint venture STRUCINSPECT. A virtual reality station and Pepper the robot also caused a great deal of excitement among the party guests.
Let’s shape the future together!
While on the quest for new office space, we realized pretty quickly that the weXelerate Hub – with its ecosystem and numerous opportunities for sharing and communication – would be the perfect location for PALFINGER’s Vienna office, even in the years to come. Now, sixteen colleagues from the PALFINGER Connected (ICT), PALFINGER 21st and STRUCINSPECT teams are the proud occupants of ‘Space 29’ (the former startup office). If these aren’t the best conditions for innovation and creativity, we don’t know what are! Our CEO Andreas Klauser has also given the new PALFINGER office his full backing. The location in the weXelerate Startup Hub will promote open innovation, teamwork and creativity and provide the necessary space for innovative ideas and solutions.
If you’re interested in seeing for yourself just how good the atmosphere was, you can watch our aftermovie here: