2015

January
German Steel Construction Award 2015.
The Max Bögl group of companies was awarded for the Sundsvall bridge construction project.
Max Bögl was honoured with the German Steel Construction Award 2015 for the production and installation of the spectacular large bridge over the Sundsvall Fjord in Sweden in the "bridge building" category. Rüdiger Schidzig and Stephan Lüttger received the award at a ceremony at the BAU in Munich.

 

January
Engineering Prize for German Steel Design.
The jury honours engineering services in steel design. In addition to the two first prizes, the jury also presented a whole series of awards. The newly built East Harbour Bridge in Frankfurt am Main received an award in the Bridge Construction category.

 

February
National Construction Award 2015 for the "De Oversteek" City Bridge in Nijmegen.
For the second time within just six months the "De Oversteek" city bridge of Nijmegen received an award. On the evening of 8th February it was announced that the bridge would receive the National Construction Award 2015 in the engineering structures category. The project was managed by Bouwcombinatie Stadsbrug Nijmegen v.o.f. (construction joint venture Stadtbrücke Nijmegen oHG), consisting of BAM Civiel bv and Max Bögl Nederland b.v., on behalf of the community of Nijmegen. The draft was made by the Belgian-Luxembourgian architect and engineering association Laurent Ney and Chris Pulissen. In October, "De Oversteek" had already won the National Steel Construction Award 2014.

 

February
Topping-out ceremony at the biggest construction site in Neumarkt.
Speech at the topping-out ceremony and last working day ahead of his well-earned retirement: general foreman Werner Huber was the man of the day at the formal topping-out ceremony of "NeuerMarkt". In front of about 500 invited guests he reviewed the history of the new shopping destination of Neumarkt in rhymes – from the start of construction in March 2014 to the completion of the carcass at the end of February to the planned opening in the middle of September 2015.
Partners Johann and Max Bögl expressed their convictions that the new urban district will positively change the face of the city of Neumarkt. The "NeuerMarkt" will provide a unique offer under one roof which will be an ideal complement to the retailers in the city centre. District administrator Willibald Gailler and mayor Thomas Thumann also agreed: "With its attractive architecture and various mix of tenants the new urban district will further improve the high shopping quality and quality of stay in the city of Neumarkt and the district city will come more into focus as a shopping city."

 

April
New board structure at Max Bögl - strategic reorientation.
Consequent advancement within the framework of the "max21" realignment. Proprietor Johann Bögl transfers his operational tasks to his brothers Stefan and Michael to have more leeway for far sighted objectives of the Max Bögl group of companies. Together with Max Bögl, he will intensify the strategic realignment of the group of companies as proprietor in the future. The former "Firmenrat" was renamed "Vorstand" (executive board) in April in the course of the change of the company's form to a foundation. Stefan and Michael Bögl were appointed as board members and joined the executive board. By this action, a further milestone has been set becoming a modern construction, technology and service corporation.

 

April
Germany's top 100 employers - the Max Bögl Group is included!
Max Bögl reached an impressive 70th place as a newcomer among Germany's top 100 employers. "The success is due to all employees who work every day in doing various tasks for our complex projects" according to Martina Bögl, head of personnel development.
For 15 years now the Trendence Institut has been carrying out Germany's largest graduate survey on professions and careers with graduates. The objective of the study is to get to know the expectations and wishes of prospective young professionals. In total 36,304 students participated the field phase from September 2014 to February 2015.

 

May
E-Golfs extend vehicle fleet.
Everybody is talking about e-mobility and Max Bögl is right at the heart of it. With the introduction of the e-Golf in autumn 2014, an applicable and reasonably-priced electric car was available for the first time. Therefore, a decision was made quickly. Since the beginning of the year, two electrical VW e-Golf have enriched our vehicle fleet.
The advantages are obvious. With the introduction of the electric cars we contribute directly to the reduction of greenhouse gases. For fuel, mainly regenerative energy sources from our own photovoltaic and wind energy systems in Sengenthal are used. Furthermore, the practical use of electronic vehicles and the associated experience are necessary to reach our target of sustainable mobility. Also, economic efficiency can now be measured over a long-term period. To receive a wide range of feedback, the cars are not only used as company cars but also as cars for further operational disposal with imprinted advertising for wind energy systems.

 

June
The Max Bögl Group develops new segmental bridge.
With the reconstruction of the B299 and state road 2220 crossing west of Greißelbach, an innovative prefabricated bridge spanning 32 metres was erected in segments for the first time by the Max Bögl Group. During the pilot project, a new type of construction method using longitudinal and traverse, pre-stressed road slabs was carried out. The segments are made of self-compacting concrete and can be directly driven over with no need for further surfacing. They were prepared in a prefabricating plant in such a way that no further work on the construction site would be necessary.
On 12th June, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Dorothee Bär, together with the Bavarian Minister of the Interior, for Building and Transport, Joachim Herrmann, officially declared the new type of construction open to traffic.

 

August
New development of car park systems.
The Max Bögl Group has been building all manner of car parks for more than 35 years. As a technologically advanced company we have been able to significantly upgrade car park facilities, namely with the development of new technologies and the use of innovative materials. Thus we have successfully increased service life, whilst minimising maintenance expenditure. Constructed from precast concrete or composite steel, the Max Bögl car park systems provide a consistent model for car parks that exploit all the possibilities of reinforced concrete and steel to create ample scope for creativity and variety.

 

September
European Steel Design Award 2015.
Highest Honour for Max Bögl and Sundsvall Bridge.
Following 2001 (Cargo-Lifter dockyard hall near Berlin), 2008 (Dreiländerbrücke …) and 2013 (Lochkov Bridge near Prague), Max Bögl has been awarded with the ESDA for the fourth time - for the new construction of the Sundsvall Bridge, about 400 km north of Stockholm (Sweden).

 

September
"NeuerMarkt" urban quarter opens.
The expectations were high, as was the onslaught at the three-day opening in mid-September. With almost 36,000 visitors on the opening day alone and more than 100,000 over the first four days, the new "NeuerMarkt" urban quarter has truly won its place in the hearts of Neumarkt citizens and far beyond the district boundaries. Particular praise was given to the architecture and the varied range of businesses. The so-called "Neue", which includes the modern urban quarter with a shopping centre, cinema, hotel, offices and restaurants, should do more than simply attract purchasing power. Ultimately the city centre should also benefit from the increased customer traffic.

 

October
Logix Award 2015 – Accolade for München-Parsdorf logistics centre.
The logistics facility of Immogate AG was awarded the renowned Logix Award 2015 as part of the property trade fair EXPO REAL. The panel of judges was impressed by the sustainability and adaptability for alternative use of the Immogate logistics centre. The facility was erected in the München-Parsdorf industrial estate by warehouse professionals in the Max Bögl Group.