What an exciting day for our colleagues in Spain – last week’s opening event of Fujifilm’s new office in Alcobendas, Madrid. Both Toshi Ida, President and Managing Director, FUJIFILM Europe GmbH, and the Managing Director of Fujifilm Iberia, Pedro Mesquita, served to officially open Fujifilm’s new facilities. During the event, a press conference was held with healthcare and economic media journalists attending Toshi Iida’s presentation. The Madrid office is the most important in the Iberia region, after the also newly renovated headquarters located in Barcelona, embracing all the company’s areas of work: Healthcare, Photography and Graphic Communication, industrial materials and solutions, business innovation, etc.
Did you know that the most essential area for Fujifilm in Spain is healthcare? During a presentation that day, Toshi Ida confirmed the fact that Healthcare accounts for 45% of business in Spain, compared to 32% worldwide. Overall, all the Fujifilm divisions worldwide recorded almost 18.4 billion euros in annual turnover in March 2022. Of which 82 million euros were generated in the Spanish market, showing its importance.
Wow! Can someone please pinch us? How can it be that 100 days have already passed since we left our headquarters at Heesenstraße Düsseldorf, Germany and moved to our brand new and more sustainable HQ in Ratingen, Germany?
Everything started back in 2021 with the groundbreaking on the new site in Ratingen. Ever since, the construction work of our new building was in full swing, leading to some busy weeks and month for our project team. Facing delays and delivery difficulties due to the ongoing pandemic, postponing the actual moving date from our old building to the new one over and over again accordingly, were just some of the main issues they had to face. Nonetheless, in the end everything turned out awesome, and our new European Headquarters was inaugurated with great expectation and anticipation from employees and also from the public.
After facing a few delays regarding construction works and delivery, we had to postpone our office move quite sometimes. We have actually planned to move to Rating at the end of 2021, then had to move it to the beginning of 2022 and finally, have been able to settle in at the beginning of April 2022. First, only internally, because some construction work is still in progress. However, on June 12, we finally had the honor of showing the world our new office in person at the official inauguration. Teiichi Goto, President and CEO of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Mona Neubaur, Deputy Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, and Mayor Klaus Pesch, City of Ratingen, were our three special guests who could not miss this special event.
The official opening of our new European HQ also market the opening of our brand new Open Innovation Hub and our showrooms. They feature our newest technologies and systems while giving everyone internally but also externally the chance to visit and get an insight into our ongoing research and development processes.
A huge thank you to everyone who was involved in the process of planning, constructing, documenting and realizing this ginormous project! Without these ambitious and hardworking people this would not have been possible. Now it is time to enjoy our new HOME.
We still cannot believe that we officially inaugurated our new FUJIFILM Europe Headquarters at last week’s official opening event. Leaving our old HQ in Düsseldorf, Germany for our new home in Ratingen, Germany.
On June 12, 2022, our NEW FUJIFILM Europe Headquarters in Ratingen, Germany was officially inaugurated by Teiichi Goto, President & CEO of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation. We had the honor to welcome three special guests to this event: Teiichi Goto, President & CEO of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Mona Neubaur, Deputy Prime Minister, North Rhine-Westphalia and Mayor Klaus Pesch, City of Ratingen. Additionally, everyone was excited to finally see our new office space, our brand-new showrooms and of course, our new Open Innovation Hub.
Breath – what is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of it? Nature, the feeling when fresh air flows into the lungs, a clear blue sky and letting your gaze wander to the horizon? Perhaps you feel liberated and weightless the longer you open yourself to the impressions of nature.
In today’s world, this feeling of being free in a natural environment is often becoming harder and harder to achieve. Unfortunately, the health sector is not yet the first place where one would expect a relaxed and calming atmosphere connected to nature. But here it seems even more important to connect with nature on closer inspection.