Google is spreading south of Frankfurt. The purchase of a property in Dietzenbach makes the city rejoice. Nobody knows yet when the first groundbreaking will take place there.
Dietzenbach – It’s a big coup for the county seat: the internet giant Google bought two plots in the region. One in Erlensee and one in Dietzenbach. The approximately 58,000 square meter area on Assar-Gabrielsson-Straße, on which the Rhein-Main-Fahrschule Lendjel until recently held, among other things, practical lessons for bus and truck drivers and which was owned by Heidelberg Cement AG, now belongs to the US company.
A corresponding sales contract has been signed, shares Google With. In addition to the two properties, other options are being examined in the region, says Google spokesman Ralf Bremer. “There is still no fixed schedule for the development of the properties, but we are creating opportunities for the further development of our business,” explains the spokesman. Talks are being held with the city about the development of the property and the next steps.
Plot in Dietzenbach bought: Google has not yet disclosed construction plans
Operates in Frankfurt Google since 2003 a sales office for the advertising and cloud business as well as a cloud region for three years which, among other things, aims to reduce the latency when accessing data for corporate customers. According to reports and given the size of the property, in Dietzenbach a data center arise. These are currently sprouting up like mushrooms in the region due to the proximity to the world’s largest Internet hub in the east of Frankfurt. Bremer says: The plan is to develop and build something there in the medium to long term. But it is a very fresh stage and a relatively long way to go. They want to first inform the people in the region about the property purchase. Also about how many jobs are in Dietzenbach Bremer is currently unable to provide any information.
Employed throughout Germany Google currently around 2,000 employees, around 130,000 in around 60 countries worldwide. The company’s data center does not yet exist in Germany. One is always on the lookout for locations where such resources are available, says Bremer. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price for the property.
Google in Dietzenbach: Mayor is happy about coup
When asked, the mayor says of Dietzenbach, Jürgen Rogg, on the coup: “I’m very happy about it.” It speaks of intensive work: The city brokered the property and was involved until the purchase. He was not allowed to give any further details, since the usual confidentiality of such large projects was agreed. But in addition to the proximity to the world’s largest internet hub, Frankfurt and the size of the property and the fiber optic connection, which also lured Volvo into the district town, were decisive, Rogg suspects.
We are continuously working on attracting investors to the region, says economic developer Michael Krtsch. And “as with all potential investors who are after Dietzenbach come, we will support them to the best of our ability ”. For Krtsch, who praises the “excellent cooperation” with Google’s development team, it is particularly gratifying that the Internet giant “always follows essential principles in its investments, including sustainability and an infrastructure that is always built to the highest standards”.
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By that he means that Google climate-neutral since 2007 and the world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable energy. In addition pursued Google the plan to operate fully and around the clock with zero CO2 emissions by 2030. (Ronny Paul)
Google and its parent company Alphabet earn their living primarily with income from advertising – very much like “M. Benz advertisement ” Dietzenbach. While Google runs its business online, “M. Benz Reklame “on advertising in public spaces – and has been for as long as it has Dietzenbach himself there.