No place found in Freiburg – Eschbach

Electronics specialist Avnet is moving to the Breisgau industrial park and is building there for a mid-double-digit million amount.

. Actually, Avnet would like to remain based in Freiburg. But because, despite the help of the city’s economic development agency FWTM, no suitable building plot could be found and no planning security could be guaranteed, the urgently needed new Avnet building, where electronic systems are developed and built, will now be built in the Breisgau industrial park. The total investment is in the mid double-digit million range. The case shows that large commercial spaces are becoming scarce in the region.

“We have been looking for a suitable new location in Freiburg over the past few months,” says Holger Herbstritt, Avnet’s location manager in Freiburg. Because the local branch of the US group – headquarters is in Phoenix, Arizona – in Munzinger Strasse in the Haid industrial park is bursting at the seams. Electronic systems are built and in some cases also developed at Avnet in Freiburg. This includes, among other things, control components for ventilators, which are in high demand in the corona pandemic – with a large touch display and the corresponding computing power. But also smart control panels for tractors in agriculture, which today have enormous digital capabilities …

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