Future Apple office in Munich, Germany

Apple to open new office in Germany for 1,500 employees

As a global company, Apple has its feet firmly on the Europe. There, the company’s base is in Ireland – although there is a great expectation for an expansion of operations in the United Kingdom.

This, however, does not mean that the company does not maintain and intends to expand its tentacles in other European countries: Süddeutsche Zeitun [Google Tradutor], Apple is thinking of opening a new office in Munich (at Germany).

The company already has operations in the city, at the so-called Bavarian Design Center. There, 300 engineers work with silicon chips and other technologies for Apple devices. But the company’s plans for Bavaria’s most populous city appear to be bigger.

Future Apple office in Munich, Germany

Render of the “Karl” commercial building, designed by British architect David Chipperfield

The company’s new and purported location will be located in a new office building that is being created in Karlstrasse. Called “Karl”, the building is being constructed where MAGAH’s headquarters used to be and, when completed (probably in 2021), it should house about 1,500 employees.

Apple would have rented the entire space, from 30 thousand square meters, but declined to answer questions about his plans. Even without commenting, the German publication reports that Clemens Baumgartner (business consultant) met with Tim Cook at Oktoberfest during the CEO’s visit to Germany in October 2019.

It is unclear whether the 300 engineers already working for Apple in Munich will be moved to the new office or whether the company will retain the current location. The fact is that Apple is already looking for people to expand its team in the city: more than 60 vacancies have been created which cover a variety of areas in research and development.

And with the recent acquisition of Intel’s business involving 5G modems, it is correct to think that part of the new space could be used by Intel engineers based in Germany who worked there.

via MacRumors, AppleInsider