TEAM FACTS 14 Employees SAUSAGE The “Augsburger” is a delicious, boiled sausage and an international export hit. HEAT CLOSE BY The new district heating power plant is close to the NTS office. PUPPETS The reputation of the Augsburg marionette theater reaches far beyond the borders. NEW OFFICE - OFFICER THERE IS A DEDICATED PERSON AT NTS WHO IS IN CHARGE OF FINDING THE OPTIMAL OFFICE (AND MUCH MORE) IN EACH AND EVERY CASE. AUGSBURG TEAM FACTS Crude oil, waste, data – a lot of things have already been called the “future gold”. However, most likely and closest to real life, this is applicable for the most valuable asset of NTS: its employees. This fact was not the main driver, but definitelyvery decisive for the decision to open a location in Augsburg. And it was worth it. The ideal human resources situation in the Augsburg area helped the newlocation to growrapidlyand allowed a lot of leeway to position central NTS resources for the entire NTS group. The transport link to the new offices in the smart new building is excellent due to the proximity of the highway. On the other hand, the perfect connectivity with public transport makes up for the distance to the beautiful historic city center. Compared to other locations, where you can find NTS very often right in the city center, the Augsburg location at the outskirts takes advantage of the entire metropolitan area as the housing costs near the center are getting close to the level of Munich– this is not reasonable for NTS employees. Aside fromthat, there are commercial arguments that play an important role for the location in Augsburg. The economic area that surrounds the citywith its 500,000 inhabitants is one of the most important industrial locations in Southern Germany. Togetherwiththe secondBavarian locations of Rosenheim, NTS perfectly covers the large metropolitan region around Munich (and of course the cityof Munich aswell). Augsburg, the former city of the Fugger family, has once already received the award as the greenest and the most liveable city in Germany. Hence, for the NTS experts everything is prepared for with regard to quality of life and they are able to take care of the NTS customers in the best possible way. Combined with the NTS experience that is a benefit for all NTS employees, a veryappealingpackage is created thatmotivatesmaximumperformance. BETWEEN THE OLD TOWN AND THE NEWOPENING The NTS location in Augsburg has grown. It was opened in 2019 as an interim solution, but in the meantime new quarters have been taken up and it is already one of the biggest NTS locations in Germany. Words by: Harald Müller Photo by: iStock ON LOCATION It is the uncontested beauty queen of all NTS locations: The Augsburg historic city center has many admirers. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN Hello Germany: local presence is of top priority for NTS. ALL SUCCESS AND CONSTANCY AT LAKE CONSTANCE In history, Friedrichshafen was always an important location for the aircraft industry. However, NTS customers don’t need to rely on airships when it revolves around the security and the stability of their IT. Words by: Harald Müller Photo by: iStock The NTS location in Friedrichshafen is one of the biggest in Germany with currently 14 employees. This is a clear signal that NTS has fully arrived in the region. Although the saying goes that thementalities in the states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria slightly differ, fast reactivity, reliability and handshake quality are still a common cross-border denominator for all parties concerned. For many clients, customer proximity and local presence are essential values. The colleagues in Friedrichshafen are able to focus entirely on their region thanks to the new team in Reutlingen, which is able to cover the northern area. For Friedrichshafen as a traditional industryand business location is a fertile ground and the entire economic hub of Lake Constance – Upper Swabia is home to many national and international businesses. Talking about personal support: Like anywhere else, the availability of qualified employees in the larger area requires a lot of attention, but the local quality of life, the level of prices and of course the NTS benefits are lucrative reasons. Additionally, NTS have already achieved a certain good standing in the industry in Southern Germany and this has had a positive impact on the search for employees as well. And of course, last but not least, Lake Constance is a very special luxury for the Friedrichshafen office as it multiplies all the leisure opportunities after a strenuous working day. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that some NTS colleagues from other locations prefer to arrange appointments at the NTS office in Friedrichshafen especially during the summer months… ON LOCATION 14 Employees DEEP With a depth of 250 meters, Lake Constance is the deepest (and most abundant) lake in Germany. CLOSE Only 140 meters separate the NTS office from the shore of Lake Constance in the town garden. HIGH In 1817, there was a flood at Lake Constance with a water level of 6.36 meters – and this due to a volcanic eruption in 1809. PROFESSIONAL RANGE: From here, approximately 45 local, national and international customers are currently taken care of. TEAM SPIRIT: DURING THEIR FREE TIME THE TEAM NETWORKS AND RELAX TOGETHER WITH THEIR FAMILIES BY FIRING UP THE BARBECUE. 54 55