Barco Relocates Its Fredrikstad Offices
Barco announced its Fredrikstad offices relocation to a “brand-new, state-of-the-art building.” With a rich history in the area and a talented local workforce, Barco says this move represents a commitment to its ongoing mission of pushing the boundaries of technology while creating a great workplace.
The new local headquarters, situated at the entrance to Fredrikstad city center, pairs a modern design with high energy efficiency tailored to Barco’s operational needs and sustainability goals. The location captures the city’s natural beauty by offering a breathtaking view of the Seut River, a branch of Norway’s longest river, Glomma.
Barco’s new Norwegian headquarters will house its second-largest projection research and development site, making it the largest R&D facility for IX (Immersive Experience) activities, according to Barco. The building has been purposely built to accommodate high-tech research, testing and service operations, bringing together various engineering disciplines, including optics, mechanics, thermal, electronics, software and test and validation. It is equipped with facilities such as an electromagnetic compatibility chamber, climate chamber, shaker, and other modern testing equipment, guaranteeing that Barco’s flagship projectors meet the most stringent requirements.
The new Norwegian headquarters employs over 60 highly-skilled visioneers and “remains dedicated to attracting top talent.” Barco’s commitment to hiring globally while employing locally will bring additional skilled competence to Fredrikstad, fostering economic growth and creating exciting career opportunities within the community.
Thor Gjerløw, Site Manager at Barco Fredrikstad stated:
“Our new headquarters in Fredrikstad represents our commitment to innovation and our dedication to providing our team with the best resources to make a lasting impact in the industry and in the area, all while achieving our sustainability ambitions.”
To celebrate this exciting occasion, Barco is hosting a Grand Opening event attended by the CEO, core leadership team members, Fredrisktad´s mayor, representatives from the Belgian embassy, local government officials and other dignitaries.