The company Groz-Beckert is the world’s leading supplier of industrial machine needles, precision parts, systems and services for the production and joining of textile surfaces. The company has built a social centre at its headquarters in Albstadt-Ebingen. Two new buildings house the functional units of fitness, physiotherapy, company health insurance, company doctor’s surgery, as well as a primary school and a daycare centre for children. The reduced architectural language and the choice of materials relate to the existing buildings on the factory premises. The health and education centre thus becomes part of the Groz-Beckert company image.