Mainz/Germany-based Phytec is constructing a new building with 10,000 m² of office and production space to accommodate the current 270 employees at one location. However, expansion plans already exist for up to 1000 employees.
Phytec is a medium-sized company that develops and manufactures microcontroller boards for medical, industrial, traffic, and other embedded applications. A new company building is now under construction in the catchment area of Frankfurt Airport.
»We have grown steadily over the last 30 years, moved closer together and rented whatever was possible,« says Managing Director Michael Mitezki. »Now is the time to get back under one roof.« The foundation stone for this new roof was laid on April 27, 2017. Phytec is building its own campus in the Mainz-Hechtsheim business park. The first two buildings with an area of 10,000 m² will accommodate 270 employees in development, production, and administration. Plans envisage a possible growth up to 1,000 employees. Since the beginning of 2017, Phytec has employed more than 60 new employees and 14 trainees – and still has numerous vacancies.
In 1986 the company founder Karl Neubecker († 1998) dreamed of a turnover of 100 million DM (approximately 51 million Euro). Phytec achieved that goal last year. With the new building in the nearby Mainz-Hechtsheim business park, the company is now creating the conditions for further growth. Managing Director Michael Mitezki attaches particular importance to the proximity to numerous universities, which is provided by the central location in the Rhine-Main area: »We work on state-of-the-art microprocessors, participate in the further development of the Linux operating system for industry, and use state-of-the-art processes for electronics production. This makes us attractive for junior staff in electrical engineering, technical information technology, and numerous training occupations. I am very pleased that we will be able to accept even more students and graduates at the Phytec Technology Campus in the future«.
The architecture of the new buildings is designed for flexibility, sustainability, and maximum comfort for the employees - with low construction and maintenance costs at the same time. The plans for the construction will be published on the website www.mittelstandsgewerbebau.de and will also be made available to other medium-sized companies after completion of the first two prototypes at Phytec. The move to the new buildings is planned for 2019.