After two years of construction, Oblamatik has now moved into its new Innovation and Technology Center in Chur. The high-tech company, which specializes in sensor technologies for sanitary facilities, has experienced strong growth in recent years – and it intends to continue this trend. Since 2016, the number of employees has risen from 44 to 80, and the company expects that it will soon reach 100.
The new building in Chur offers plenty of space for this projected growth with its individual and team workspaces, meeting rooms and rest areas, as well as a library, fitness studio and restaurant. It also features a heating and cooling concept that is unique in Switzerland, which is why the Swiss Federal Office of Energy is promoting the new building as a flagship project. For its part, the canton of Graubünden regards the Innovation and Technology Center as a “new building of an exemplary nature”.
Oblamatik CEO Roland Obrist describes the move into the new building as a milestone that brings both great joy and responsibility. “Our vision is to be the essential standard for smart water management in buildings by 2025 with our technologies and products. There is still a lot to be done to achieve this,” he said.
Oblamatik will showcase its new building to the public at an Open Doors Day on Saturday, October 26.
More and more innovative technology companies are investing in the canton of Graubünden. For example, BC Tech, which specializes in glass-to-metal seals, plans to invest up to 20 million Swiss francs to build a new site in the Vial industrial park in Domat/Ems. Medical technology firm Hamilton inaugurated a new building with 300 workspaces in Domat/Ems in spring 2018, right next door to the company Ems-Chemie. Last but not least, IT giant Microsoft plans to conduct research at the InnoQube innovation center in Chur, which cost 30 million Swiss francs to build.