PANalytical is the market leader in analysis systems for x-ray fluorescence (XRF) and x-ray diffraction (XRD). To further enhance its leading position in x-ray systems and tubes, a new production facility for x-ray tubes has been designed in Eindhoven.
The new building must not only be able to realise future growth, but must also further increase operational efficiency. This is partly achieved by clear routing and optimising the product flows (form follows function). All functions relating to the production process (discovery, development, production & sales) are located around an atrium. The atrium acts as a communication tool and guarantees synergy between departments and, in particular, between people. All supporting activities, such as meetings and relaxation, take place inside the atrium.
The facades of the building are a reference to the refined machines featuring the end product. The orange accents mark important moments in the facade.