After twelve months of construction and an investment volume of € 6 million, the Alpacem headquarters sets new standards in terms of sustainability standards. The company headquarters not only demonstrates the possibilities for sustainable construction in the commercial and industrial sectors, but also underlines Alpacem’s commitment to the Wietersdorf site and to Carinthia as a business location. In the future, the entire cement, concrete and raw materials business in the Alpe-Adria region will be managed from Wietersdorf. To strengthen the market position in Austria, Slovenia and Italy, the business will now also operate uniformly under the Alpacem brand.
“Our new corporate headquarters reflects our efforts towards CO2-neutral cement production,” explains Bernhard Auer, Managing Director of Wietersdorfer Alpacem GmbH. The newly developed, CO2-optimized CEM II/C cement from Alpacem played a decisive role in the construction. In addition to gravel from regional production and processed construction waste, this innovative cement was used for the first time and with success in a major project. The building is air-conditioned by means of building component activation. In simple terms, the cooling and heating of the building is taken over by the concrete walls and ceilings. Together with a PV system for operating the heat pump, the Alpacem headquarters is self-sufficient in energy supply and does not use fossil fuels.
Optimal working environment
The new Alpacem headquarters offers more than 50 workplaces including communication areas for office employees and a modern changing area on a net floor space of around 1500 m2, which will be available to the plant’s workers in the future. With the consolidation of the various work areas at the Wietersdorf plant, an optimal and attractive working environment has thus been created for the employees. The Alpacem headquarters and the Wietersdorf cement plant currently employ 150 people. Alpacem's entire cement, concrete and raw materials business in the Alpe-Adria region is managed from here.
Commitment to the Wietersdorf site
Alpacem currently has 26 locations in Austria, Slovenia, and Italy. The decision to build the new corporate headquarters in Wietersdorf was a conscious one. “We are thus strengthening our site in Wietersdorf, which has existed for 130 years, and making a clear commitment to our regional responsibility,” say the two Alpacem managing directors, Bernhard Auer and Lutz Weber. With the change of name of w&p Zement and w&p Beton into Alpacem Zement Austria and Alpacem Beton Austria this year, the market leader also started a unification process in its external appearance. Until then, Alpacem was represented in the Alpe-Adria region with six regional brands. In the coming months, these brands will also disappear in Italy and Slovenia and be replaced by the Alpacem brand.