MANNHEIM, Germany — Silicon Software GmbH, manufacturer of frame grabbers and intelligent image processing solutions, moved into its new headquarter in the modern office city Eastsite in Mannheim. The international IT company has fulfilled the wish for larger premises by moving into a newly constructed building due to a steady growth in the number of employees to more than 50 colleagues.

The company with its own hardware and software solutions, which is active in the image processing industry, celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. Based in Mannheim from the beginning, Silicon Software has developed from a start-up into a market leader for image processing solutions in Germany. When the current room situation was again too cramped, various offers were evaluated.

"Moving into an entire building seems to be the best solution to enable further growth of the business and the number of employees," explained Managing Director Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Ralf Lay, who founded the company. The company has its own branches in the U.S. and Canada and is active in sales through a worldwide network of distributors.

Silicon Software develops products for the growth markets robotics and automation, which take over visual quality assurance tasks in production. For example, bottle contents are examined for foreign objects, wooden surfaces are inspected for the smallest defects or operations are monitored in automated surgery.

The new building offers approximately 2,500 square-meters of office space allocated to five stories and a free arrangement of the inner space. It is therefore adaptable to changing working methods and staff structures in the future. The modular construction type without main wall, using twelve modules in the width, five in the height and four in the depth, makes the whole structure of the building, which has been planned by the architects Fischer Architekten GmbH and be executed by B.A.U. GmbH & Co. KG as building constructor. The investment volume reached approximately €10 million.

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