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Breaking Ground for 400 New Job Positions

ITK Engineering Establishes Office Building for Engineers and Information Technologists in Rülzheim

Symbolic delve into the earth (from left to right): CEO of Element-Fertigteile SPEETER Thomas Speeter, District Administrator Dr. Fritz Brechtel, ITK CEO Michael Englert, Rülzheimer Mayor Reiner Hör and Municipal Mayor Matthias Schardt (Photo: Julia Nutz/ITK Engineering)

The technology company ITK Engineering is expanding further: With a symbolic delve into the earth, the construction of a new office building at the Rülzheim location has begun according to plan. On the neighboring plot of land of the company’s central location, located at Speyerer Tal 7-8, a four-story building is being built, which will offer plenty of space for 400 future-oriented jobs, considering the 5,330 square meters of useable space including a development laboratory. The company is seeking engineers, information technologists, physicists and mathematicians.  Occupancy of the new building is planned for March 2018. ITK is investing around eight million euros in the construction.   

ITK Engineering develops customized software and embedded systems for companies in the automotive, rail, construction, aerospace, medical, motorsport, and robotic engineering fields. Currently, there are over 1,000 employees working for the company at 10 branch locations in Germany; 400 of that alone work in Rülzheim. “For me, a shovel full of earth is a symbol for the strong growth of ITK. We are hiring 40 workers at a time each month. Of that, around 70% are graduates from technical schools and universities from fields like e-technology, information technology, mechanical engineering, and physics,” says Michael Englert, president of the executive board at ITK Engineering. He explains: “A reason for our great need of personnel is the increasing request of our services as a result of the growing digitalization and connection of, for example, vehicles to their environment, among other things. Our goal is to make intelligent machines and, through that, actively promote big trends such as highly-automated driving and electromobility.”

District Administrator of Germersheim, Dr. Fritz Brechtel, Rülzheimer Mayor Reiner Hör and Municipal Mayor Matthias Schardt show at the official event involving the first dig into the dirt for the new building how pleased they are that ITK will be further enhancing Rülzheim as an attractive economic location. 

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