The Berger family, above all managing director Dr. Sascha Berger and his father and company founder Lutz Berger, welcomed their guests in the afternoon in the centre of the building. There was no fixed line of sight, as the audience was allowed to spread around the speakers on chairs and event stairs as well as in the tiers on the first floor, in keeping with the building concept. 360°. Flexibility. Think differently. That is digades. Following the round of talks with Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer as well as Thomas Zenker, the Lord Mayor of Zittau (which, incidentally, is competing for the title of "European Capital of Culture 2025") and digades advisory board chairman Michael Kempter, the guests were offered guided tours of the building. Special highlight: the presentation of the latest achievement of the high-tech company's pre-development, a head-up display for motorcyclists.
A conclusion from Saxony's Prime Minister Kretschmer: "The development centre sets the course for the future for the company, the employees and the region. The investment promotes innovation. This strengthens the company and Saxony as a modern technology and science state. I congratulate digades on the opening and wish them a further successful future". Lord Mayor Zenker joined in the congratulations and emphasised: "For the people in Zittau and the surrounding area, digades is a byword for constant will to develop, for inventiveness, creativity and high-tech. I am very pleased to see how the company is constantly repositioning itself, even with a certain willingness to take risks".
About the building:
Three floors with 2,260m² of floor space offer space for the development department as well as development-related areas such as project management and sales. The move into the building took place before the event. With state-of-the-art equipment, attention to detail and a management team that dared to invest 7.5 million euros in a new working environment, the employees' everyday working life now looks not only more beautiful but also more communicative. By merging the departments into one building, the distances to colleagues are minimal, meetings can even be held on an event staircase.
Photo: Pawel Sosnowski