This just in: General Kinematics doesn’t isolate its skills to one field. Not only is the company one of the leading manufacturers in the world of vibratory equipment, General Kinematics likewise steps up its game in another crucial area of design—the interior of its office space.
For more than a half-century General Kinematics has been on the forefront of technological advancements in equipment for the foundry, recycling, mining and bulk processing industries. Keeping new machinery cutting-edge requires a space where designers can be productive, new collaborations can be made, and customer needs can be addressed. GK’s Parts & Service division provides 24/7 customer service each day of the year. That includes same day shipping of any in-stock items. To date, GK has provided more than 40K installations all over the globe and in nearly every country.
If that’s any gauge for GK’s level of productivity within its first fifty years, we’re eager to see what’s to follow this recent workspace renovation. Buildings can improve overall productivity and performance by as much as 12.5 percent or reduce them by as much as 17 percent. Meaning, there’s a 30 percent variance between the best and not-so-great spaces for employees, according to HOK architecture firm, which points to research conducted by Carnegie Mellon University.
“As our customers continue to grow, so must General Kinematics,” said General Kinematics’ President Tom Musschoot. “The facility investments made this year will help improve our customers’ experience when they visit GK and when they need our help after commissioning. We continue to look at ways to improve our facility going forward to provide the best service, support, and solutions to material processors world-wide.”
What are the 2016 updates at the General Kinematics work hub?
The lobby has been decked out with lighting, comfort and style: modern furniture; bright accents (like red pillows) which compliment timeless beige and black shades; contemporary dark-wood tables; hanging wood pallets; and a gorgeous mixed wood floor. And it’s spacious: there’s room to breath, move and chat.
Next up: the field service department was renovated to include an open floor plan. The idea? To create a better workspace for the technical service team, so that communication can be as pleasant, helpful and fast as possible while working on solutions and customer requests.
Third in the lineup of office updates (and as equally—if not more—important as the first two): General Kinematics expanded and updated the R&D department, where customers are able to qualify their processing goals and requirements prior to diving into an investment with GK technology. The new updates provide a welcome, comfortable environment for customers.
We at General Kinematics are thrilled and grateful for the renovations and look forward to using the space to tackle new challenges and create new partnerships.