Trench Coil Division:
Smart Planning Behind Trench Relocation
Infrastructure, new machinery and rapid growth demand redefining and retooling operations.
"Harkel Office understood the multiple requirements of the small space and focused Trench on products that satisfied its requirements for lunchrooms, flexible training rooms, various meeting rooms and workstation and office spaces."
Trench Coil Division occupied some 80,000 square feet and was busting at the seams! Operating as the world’s largest producer of transformer coils, production was maxed out and operations struggled to keep pace with global demand.
Trench elected to redefine and retool its operations. Through its consultants, Integra Project Services Ltd., operations to be relocated were determined and new machinery and infrastructure to support the operations was identified.
While planning of the office space allocation was fairly straightforward, it did provide some challenges. Trench is a division of Siemens and its financial department, along with HR (who also moved to the new facility), has a broad range of responsibilities. Security and the performance of the space were paramount. The entrance and adjacent boardroom also function as a starting point for international guests and customers visiting this new world-class cable production facility. In addition to typical archive rooms, mailrooms, server rooms and staff lunchrooms, the general office space includes areas that bridges into plant areas.
Harkel Office Furniture understood the multiple requirements of the small space and focused Trench on products that satisfied its requirements for lunchrooms, flexible training rooms, various meeting rooms and workstation and office spaces.
Offices are on the perimeter with glazed partition walls, allowing light inside. To enhance light migration and openness, stepped partitions were included with filing requirements located in the centre of the workstation configuration. This layout is typical of a financial department. The location of printer islands at the centre of workstation pods and the addition of personal lockers was highly appreciated by clerical staff.