The new local headquarters, situated at the entrance to Fredrikstad city center, pairs a modern design with high energy efficiency tailored to Barco's operational needs and sustainability goals. Offering a breathtaking view of the Seut River, a branch of Norway's longest river, Glomma, the location perfectly captures the city's natural beauty.
Barco's new Norwegian heqdquarters will house its second-largest projection research and development site, making it the largest R&D facility for IX (Immersive Experience) activities. The building has been purposely built to accommodate high-tech research, testing, and service operations, bringing together various engineering disciplines, including optics, mechanics, thermal, electronics, software, and test and validation. It is equipped with cutting-edge facilities such as an electromagnetic compatibility chamber, climate chamber, shaker, and other modern testing equipment, guaranteeing that Barco's flagship projectors meet the most stringent requirements.
The new Norwegian headquarters employs over 60 highly-skilled visioneers, and the company remains dedicated to attracting top talent. Barco's commitment to hiring globally while employing locally will bring additional skilled competence to Fredrikstad, fostering economic growth and creating exciting career opportunities within the community.
Thor Gjerløw, Site Manager at Barco Fredrikstad stated:
"Our new headquarters in Fredrikstad represents our commitment to innovation and our dedication to providing our team with the best resources to make a lasting impact in the industry and in the area, all while achieving our sustainability ambitions."
To celebrate this exciting occasion, Barco is hosting a Grand Opening event attended by the CEO, members of the core leadership team, Fredrisktad´s mayour, representatives from the Belgian embassy, local government officials, and other dignitaries.