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24/11/2023 | Böllhoff as employer

Construction work started for Böllhoff Education Campus

Construction of our new training and further education centre in Bielefeld began with the demolition of old production halls.

Investing in the training and further education of our employees

The excavators are rolling at our headquarters in Bielefeld. A state-of-the-art training and further education centre, the Böllhoff Education Campus, is being built on the factory premises on Archimedesstrasse. The major investment worth 5 million euros is scheduled for completion in autumn 2024, just in time for the start of the new apprentices at Böllhoff.

A future-oriented project at a location deeply rooted in Böllhoff history

At the start of the construction phase, historic production halls were first demolished to make room for the new building. These halls have a special significance within our company’s history. After all, the exact location where the Education Campus will take shape in the coming months is where we as a company first started producing fasteners in 1958.

Our Bielefeld production facility for HELICOIL® thread inserts was still located in these halls until 2019. Then, HELICOIL® production was relocated to newly renovated halls around 2 kilometres away, leaving the historic production halls at Archimedesstrasse mostly empty.

The Böllhoff Group headquarters in Bielefeld-Brackwede in the 1960s or 1970s
The Böllhoff headquarters in Bielefeld in the 1960s or 1970s At the bottom right of the picture, with Böllhoff lettering on the roof: one of the historic HELICOIL® production halls, which has now made way for the Education Campus.

Impressions from the start of construction

  • Roof and walls came down first

    The historic production halls were carefully dismantled piece by piece to make room for the new training and further education centre.

  • The way into the future is wide open

    for training and further education at the Böllhoff site in Bielefeld. At some point, all that remained of the historic production hall was the entrance.

  • Work in progress

    The larger first production hall has already disappeared completely, and only the outer shell remained of the smaller second hall.

  • The historic production halls have made way

    for the future of education at the Böllhoff headquarters in Bielefeld. Everything is prepared for the construction of the new Böllhoff Education Campus training and further education centre.

"Encounters and creative communication are the ideal basis for learning. With our Education Campus, we will therefore focus even more than before on joint projects and the exchange of information. Between apprentices in all disciplines, students and employees - but also with partner companies, start-ups and educational institutions."

Portrait Hubert Romoth
Hubert Romoth Head of Training in Bielefeld
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The Böllhoff Education Campus: an investment into the future

Our Böllhoff Education Campus is planned to be a state-of-the-art training and further education centre - with the aim of creating an open world of learning and further education for apprentices, students and employees.

The new building will combine technical training workshops with modern training and communication rooms on around 1,600 m². Open spaces are supposed to promote dialogue and thus facilitate synergies. A smart factory laboratory for networking and robotics is also planned, as well as a joining technology forum. The latter is intended to make Böllhoff products tangible for schoolchildren, students, and guests, for example as part of hands-on events and product training.

We are investing around 5 million euros into this new building at our headquarters in Bielefeld. Completion of the Education Campus is planned for autumn 2024, just in time for the start of the new apprentices at Böllhoff.

Logo of the Böllhoff Education Campus
Logo of the Böllhoff Education Campus
A first look at the planned new building at the Böllhoff headquarters in Bielefeld.

"With this new building, we are investing in the most important building block for a successful future: in the training and further education of our staff. This way we are not only creating sufficient capacity to meet the increasing demand for skilled workers, but also gaining space for new approaches."

Wilhelm A. Böllhoff, member of company management and Managing Partner of the Böllhoff Group
Wilhelm A. Böllhoff Member of company management
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