New Manufaktur — BUBEN&ZORWEG

New Manufaktur

BUBEN&ZORWEG builds new Manufaktur and flagship store at the foot of the Black Forest in Pforzheim, Germany.

BUBEN&ZORWEG, the global reference in high-security safes and watch winders, is thrilled to announce it has broken ground on the construction of its grandest ever building to date. The new 1900m² Manufaktur, on a 5000m² site at the foot of the Black Forest in Pforzheim, Germany, will also be home to a B&Z flagship store.  

While demand for BUBEN&ZORWEG’s renowned high-security safes, watch winders and bespoke masterpieces is very much on the rise, this spectacular project - the company’s largest ever financial investment - will be complete just in time to celebrate the brand’s 30th anniversary in early 2025. 

Architectural concept

The location will house BUBEN&ZORWEG's world-class teams in engineering, design, manufacturing, quality, logistics and marketing, alongside a striking flagship store. 
Reflecting the brand’s proud mark of quality Made in Germany and the company’s longstanding ties to the Black Forest region, the project’s appointed contractors are Stuttgart-based architects Esslinger-Deitermann and Pforzheim-based building contractors Pfirmann. The building’s architectural concept, materials and design are an extension of the BUBEN&ZORWEG philosophy which uniquely blends three core principles - German engineering, fine craftsmanship and extraordinary design. Split over three sections, the structure echoes the interplay between them. At the centre of the building will be the Manufaktur, where the highly artistic manufacturing processes take place. Engineering, design and logistics flank either side. A façade of contrasts, comprising traditional German clinker brick, chosen for its durability and sustainability, combined with glass, will give the building a distinctive, contemporary feel. 

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Interior layout

Production & Quality

The building will celebrate and inspire innovation, collaboration and bespoke craftsmanship at the highest quality, while ensuring maximum comfort and safety for employees.
Highlights of the Manufaktur will include a 500m² space dedicated to specific handicraft processes and to producing small series, limited editions and unique pieces. A light tunnel, reminiscent of those found in automotive factories, will bring 30% more daylight to the quality assurance and durability test area. 

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Flagship Store & Bespoke Studio

A masterpiece in its own right, the 100m² B&Z flagship store will include the B&Z bespoke studio. It is here that clients will be able to experience and explore the complete B&Z collection of high-security safes and watch winders. As they immerse themselves in a creative world of customisation with the help of a B&Z expert, they will be able to dive into the brand’s vast technology and its endless array of colour, material and design options to configure their own unique high-security safe down to every last detail.
The B&Z flagship store will also be the venue for retailer training days, design workshops, product launches and exclusive events. 

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Warehouse & Logistics

The enlarged 400m² warehouse and logistics area will ensure fast and efficient global shipping, even at peak times – a crucial consideration for BUBEN&ZORWEG which ships its creations to over 100 countries each year. 

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Progress

CEO of the BUBEN&ZORWEG Group Florian vom Bruch says:

“The new B&Z Manufaktur and flagship store will be the beating heart of the brand. The timing is perfect as we approach the company’s 30th anniversary. We are in full-on expansion mode and our mission of delighting our clients, retailers, sales and marketing partners and of course our employees has never been this important.”

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