Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Building the future: Avira goes ahead with second construction stage

Avira steps up expansion of corporate headquarters in Tettnang

November 10, 2010. Tettnang, Germany – Almost a year after the official construction kick-off of the company's new corporate headquarters, the second and final construction stage of the building with a total floor space of 13,600 square meters has begun. The building extension adds a total surface area of 4,400 square meters and should be finished and ready for move-in early 2012. Besides space for 140 additional workstations, the first floor of this new building will contain the company cafeteria. Also, the underground parking garage will be extended, offering an additional 32 parking spaces. The building extension will cost almost 8 million Euros.

Due to Avira's dynamic development both in international and domestic markets, the second construction phase was started earlier than scheduled. "Originally, we intended to start building the third wing of our corporate headquarters in 2015. But now it looks like we may not be able to wait any longer: We are moving into the building at the end of March 2011, almost completely filling the first section of the building. To facilitate further growth, we have now started the second construction stage," explained Tjark Auerbach, founder and CEO of Avira.

Avira’s corporate headquarters at a glance:

  • Total size: 13,600 square meters
  • Workforce in Tettnang (status 11/2010): 285
  • Financing: Own resources as well as loans from the KfW bank group
  • Expected move-in date:
    • 1st construction stage: scheduled for March 2011
    • 2nd construction stage: scheduled for early 2012

About Avira

More than 100 million consumers and small businesses depend upon Avira’s security expertise and award-winning antivirus software, making the company the number-two market share leader globally. Avira is ranked #1 in technology innovation according to ABI Research; recommended by Consumer Reports for its free antivirus software; cited by OPSWAT as the #1 fastest-growing antivirus vendor in 2012 and the #2 largest vendor worldwide in 2011; and has received a nearly unbroken string of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for the past decade.

Avira provides IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, servers and networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services. Visit www.avira.com.