Sennheiser announces the first upgrade to their popular InfoPort technology website as well as plans to expand the company's HQ in Wennebostel (Wedemark), Germany.

The InfoPort website is a comprehensive site that includes everything designers, consultants and contractors need to design and install systems using Sennheiser products. InfoPort resources include engineering data sheets, DFX drawings, 3-D solid models, PDF files, high-resolution images, architectural specifications, and frequency response and polar pattern graphs. With the new web engine, users will enjoy more information, faster searches and shorter downloading time. In addition, Sennheiser has increased the number products included on the site.

Notes David McNutt, team leader, installed sound: "The upgraded InfoPort website is now more engineering-oriented, and utilizes an improved decision tree, making it easier and faster to locate information for our core customers. Navigation is much faster and a specifier can get to a data sheet quickly. The site is also unique in that it contains an online viewer, a feature that allows someone to see a DFX or a 3-D file online without having to download. We've made it faster to find and download specific data, as well as easier to browse for the less-decided visitor."

"Sennheiser has grown dramatically in recent years," explains Volker Bartels, president manufacturing and logistics and speaker of the executive committee at Sennheiser electronic. "The planned extension will ensure that the various corporate functions can work more closely together and can communicate faster and more effectively."

The first project of the expansion program is a new factory building that will take over production from the Burgdorf plant thirty kilometers away. The Burgdorf site will be closed, but "none of the 183 jobs will be lost,” Bartels says. “The reorganization will make the work flow faster and more efficient enabling us to act more flexibly in a rapidly developing world market."

Sennheiser's headquarters in Wennebostel, where the company was founded in 1945, has grown continuously. The new modern production facility will be constructed adjacent to the company's Class 100 clean room.

"The workplaces and production lines are arranged and designed according to the most modern criteria," Bartels notes.

Planning for the new building and reorganization has already begun, and the relocation of the Burgdorf site is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2009.