After 17 months of work, the new Haulotte headquarters office, H3 for «Haulotte Higher Headquarters», welcomed some 350 employees in the town of Lorette (Loire - France), alongside the A47 motorway, during the third week of September.
Haulotte is moving into its new headquarters
Alexandre Saubot underlines: «H3 is an important investment that opens a new era in Haulotte’s history. This new step is part of the transformation of our group to provide a head office that reflects its values and strategy»
The 3-storey complex, designed by the architectural firm Eutopia, on a 31 000 m² green site, has been designed to offer employees an optimized quality of life at work. Three buildings named “Europe-Africa”, “Americas”, and “Asia-Pacific”, reflect the world-wide activity of the major player in the people and material lifting equipment industry. Connected by an immense glass roof and walkways, they offer very bright interior spaces with areas designed for interaction that encourage collaborative work in state-of-the-art thermal and acoustic comfort. A business centre is designed to receive the group’s partners and provide training courses developed within its new “Haulotte Academy” organization. Finally, a company restaurant, “Le Bistrot”, where the chef will give pride of place to local producers, rounds out the buildings. In addition, charging stations for electric vehicles in the car park complete the facilities.
Adjacent to these 3 buildings, a huge 2 500 m² covered space is dedicated to innovation and prototypes to develop the equipment and services of tomorrow. This space also houses a showroom to showcase the Group’s know-how and host events for Haulotte’s customers and employees. Patrice Métairie, the Group’s C.O.O. (Industry), in charge of this major project emphasises: «Architecture and the work environment strongly influence our ways of working and collaborating, but also our creativity and commitment, and therefore our collective performance. It is to meet these challenges, and in line with our values, that the H3 working environment was designed and created by our employees, for our employees». Indeed, the group’s new emblem would not have seen the light of day without the fruit of the collaborative work of 130 people on committees such as: the catering area, decoration, the names of the buildings and work spaces, and the organization of the group’s various departments within the 3 buildings, with the main objective: quality of life at work and collective performance.
H3 is really smart-building!