Würth Elektronik Begins Construction of New US Headquarters

Würth Elektronik in the United States, a leading manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components as well as custom magnetics, has announced the commencement of construction on a new 70,000-square-foot headquarters.

This new facility underscores the company’s commitment to innovation and grow in the electronics industry.

The state-of-the-art building will feature an eco-friendly design, an employee fitness room, and an outdoor terrace. “The building was designed around our people, specifically with the employee experience in mind: maximized daylight accessibility, alternative workspaces, and an outdoor terrace are some of the most exciting features,” says Toby Kangas, Project Manager of the new building at Würth Elektronik.

The company also plans to pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for the new facility, demonstrating its commitment to sustainable practices.

This investment is a testament to Würth Elektronik’s dedication to providing an employee-forward workspace for its staff and facilitating growth toward 225 employees in Watertown, nearly doubling the current staff capacity over the next 10-15 years.

As the headquarters for Würth Elektronik, the Watertown location employs various disciplines, including engineering, sales, R&D, marketing, and more. It also serves as the warehouse for both North America and South America. The company hosts an annual employee conference for a week each summer, where over 200 employees travel to Watertown from around the Americas.

“We are thrilled to embark on this exciting new milestone for our company and mark this as another step toward the completion of our Vision 2030,” said Don Rigdon, President of Würth Elektronik in the United States. “The construction of our new headquarters underscores our unwavering commitment to build loyalty with our employees, customers, and partners. This will enable us to further enhance our capabilities and deliver an exceptional employee experience.”

Co-op Architecture, from Sioux Falls, SD, USA, spearheads the design after winning a unique design competition hosted by the local Watertown business. Gray Construction, also out of Watertown, contracts the build oversight, and construction is slated to begin in May 2024, with expected completion at the end of 2025.

In conjunction with the commencement of construction, Würth Elektronik hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on April 26, open to the public. Prior to the groundbreaking ceremony, employees gathered for a farewell party, reminiscing about their experiences at the original building. During the event, employees opened a 10-year-old time capsule, enjoyed ice cream, and left their mark on the walls with memories, stories, and signatures, celebrating the past while looking forward to the future.

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