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Case Study

Project Manager New Buildings and Reconstructions


At High-Tech Manufacturer

A high-tech producer is expanding due to strong growth with a new headquarters and logistics center. The project manager coordinates the new building and reconstruction work within the budget and time frame, ensures continuous delivery capability and selects suitable warehouse technology. The milestones were achieved, the budget was adhered to and stakeholder satisfaction was ensured.


Company Details

  • High technology, in particular vacuum pumps for clean rooms, semiconductor production and laboratories
  • Turnover of approx. €1bn and around 4,000 employees
  • 20 subsidiaries worldwide, headquarters in Hessen, Germany

Situation and Challenge​

  • Need to expand production capacity and delivery capability due to strong growth
  • New headquarters and a logistics center at the site as well as expansion of the production infrastructure required

Objective and Tasks

  • Management and coordination of the entire construction project
  • Successful completion of the new building and reconstruction work within the budget and time frame
  • Ensuring continuous delivery capability during the construction phase
  • Selection of suitable warehouse technology and monitoring of construction tenders

Measures and Procedures

  • Structured project management system for planning, implementation, monitoring and completion of all project phases
  • Clear milestones for construction progress, e.g. partial conversions in production and commissioning of transitional properties
  • Clear communication strategy, strict budget and time management, regular coordination with stakeholders

Results and Achievements

  • Achievement of milestones: Successful partial reconstruction in production and relocation to the transitional properties.
  • Budget compliance: Despite challenges, alternative solutions were found to keep to the budget.
  • Ability to deliver: The company’s ability to deliver was maintained throughout the construction phase.
  • Stakeholder satisfaction: High level of satisfaction and support from the project team and management.