Availon Competence Center now located in Hamburg
The Competence Center of the multi-brand service provider Availon built around five years ago recently moved from Norderstedt to Hamburg.
The new offices, covering a total area of 630 square metres, are now located in Valvo Park, a business park on a leafy former industrial site in the north of the Hanseatic city near the airport.
"Since the official opening on 1 May 2009 the Availon Competence Center has been continuously extended. From the original two employees who founded the centre, we have now grown to 23 people. This made it necessary to also expand our space. By comparison with Norderstedt, in Valvo Park we now have around an extra 200 square metres available," explains head of the Competence Center Olaf Kleesch.
The Competence Center was originally set up primarily to deal more closely with Vestas® WTGs technologies and to be able to offer a technical service for WTG types V80 and V90 locally to the customers in the north. Now, alongside technical support, Availon's sales, customer management and work preparation are located in the new Competence Center and the focus is no longer just on Vestas® WTGs but extends also to other manufacturers such as GE® and Gamesa®. Furthermore, one of the northern Availon service bases is integrated alongside a spare parts warehouse.
"The new premises now offer us enough space to be able to offer more training sessions as well as various customer events in the future. The proximity to the airport and the overall infrastructure in Valvo Park are perfect for such activities," says Olaf Kleesch, also emphasising that "We paid great attention to completing the move at the start of May without any major inconvenience. This includes the fact that we continue to be available on our usual telephone numbers."
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