matelso with strong commitment to the innovations location Kaiserslautern
With the construction of our new HQ on the Europahöhe we are making a strong stance for our commitment to the innovation-hub Kaiserslautern. In this way we are clearly strengthening our relationship and bond with the university city. And now we are takinging the next step: on October 11th we celebrated the topping-out ceremony at the new business location.
The new building is also urgently needed, as we are fully committed to growth. Everything is geared towards the success of the newly launched Software-as-a-Service solution – the matelso platform. In the course of this project, we have continuously expanded our workforce over the past twelve months from around 30 to now almost 40 employees. Without the spatial and structural proximity to the business, university and technology institutions in the region, however, this development would hardly have been possible.
“As an industrial engineer and company founder who himself studied at the TU Kaiserslautern, I know that I will find exactly the employees and tech specialists here who will guarantee the coming growth of my company,” says Frank G. Froux, our founder and CEO. “But that is only one of the reasons why I, as an entrepreneur, am committed to the tech region Kaiserslautern. Here, the course is being set in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics, and automation technologies in the software sector that will carry us into the future. Our participation in these developments strengthens not only our competitiveness as a company, but also that of the entire region. An important goal that I support with passion. Our new company building is an important commitment to this!”
The matelso HQ: a modern and innovative meeting hub
With the new company headquarters, where in future up to 90 workplaces will be available on approx. 2,600 sqm of space, we furthermore are creating a place that reflects our company culture 100%. This is based on the fact that the workplace should function as a meeting hub – in other words, a space where employees, customers and business partners can come together and exchange ideas and inspiration at eye level. At the heart of this meeting place are the fully equipped canteen and the adjacent meeting and lounge areas, which invite open and personal exchange.
However, the high-quality built office complex not only covers the necessary spatial requirements, but also impresses in terms of sustainability: a modern ventilation system and geothermal technology ensure an optimal indoor climate and environmentally friendly heat output. In addition, the topic of e-mobility has also been considered in the building concept: A photovoltaic system is to produce enough electricity to be able to operate our own fleet of e-vehicles in a climate-neutral manner. All of this will help us in the future to manage the planned growth and to assert ourselves in competition with other tech providers – especially in terms of recruiting and employer branding.
Ready to tackle the future
The following milestones show that we are already one of the most successful companies in the Palatinate tech region: We recently expanded our product and corporate teams in the areas of AI and data science as well as communications and presented our new matelso platform to the public for the first time at the DMEXCO trade fair in Cologne. In Q2 2022, we also received innovation funding from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in the amount of 500,000 Euros – from the InnoTop technology funding program of the Ministry of Economics, which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).