In order to introduce new work concepts such as desk-sharing, in 2018 the Sales and Service Center was remodeled so that the new TRUMPF Office Workplace Concept, which until then had only been in place in one of the company’s buildings, could also be used there. With the new concept, workspaces that are not needed are transformed into meeting and conference areas. This frees up space for concentrated working, discussions and the exchange of ideas. An attendance count and other studies had revealed that only 50-73 percent of workplaces were occupied at any one time. The area freed up by the desk sharing and free seating concept enables new furnishing concepts intended to foster communication, concentration and creativity. Whereas previously, informal talks were often a source of disruption and bothered colleagues who needed to concentrate on their work, there are now cubes, alcoves, and meeting points designated for informal chats. It goes without saying that these new elements can also be used for work requiring particular concentration, and longer phone calls. The AOS Prime Line partition system is an important element in this open-space concept. It enables an open plan area to be easily divided into appropriate units and ensures the excellent acoustic quality needed for a high level of concentration. The sound-absorbing partitions and desk screens were adapted to suit the color concept – a classic gray dominates in the work zones, metal in the meeting cabins. Workspaces with height-adjustable desks face the window side, while the lockers for employees’ personal items and work utensils are close to the movement zones.