The cornerstone ceremony was opened with a welcoming speech by Bürkert’s Managing Director Heribert Rohrbeck. “The large-scale project in Criesbach is a courageous and important step into the future for us and a clear sign of commitment to the Hohenlohe region. Based on our strong roots and values, we see the campus as a “factory of the future”, due to our far-sighted investment in a central training centre here. Thanks to everyone for your tremendous support,” said Rohrbeck. The welcoming speech by the management was followed by speeches by the 1st state official Gotthard Wirth, Ingelfingen’s mayor Michael Bauer and Axel Reimet of the general contractor Wolff & Müller.