2015: 60 years BLANK Kunsthandwerk in Gruenhainichen – an anniversary is celebrated with a new beginning
Work starts again in the new production building after a relatively short construction time in Chemnitzer Straße. From a vacant, somehow ancient property bright, modern work spaces have emerged.
New working conditions were formed „which we did not have before that way“ (Uwe Blank).Daylight-flooded rooms with a specially adapted lighting system provide modern workplaces that have been designed according to the color preferences of the employees. Ergonomic work chairs facilitate the work in the assembly and painting. It all adds up to employee motivation, which ultimately has a positive effect on the quality of traditionally crafted products.
All this leaves a positive impression on young people as well: In 2014 and 2015, one trainee each took up training in the company, which also brought a breath of fresh air into the long-established business: the novelty 2015, the Angel with Electric Guitar, goes back to the masterpiece of an apprentice. In the future, training will continue at BLANK.
For the new start, the company logo is changed, too. The modern trademark now carries a green leaf with a curved “b” symbolizing the company name in a special way.
In September 2016 the shop “Kunststube” moved into its new premises in the production building on Chemnitzer Straße as well – it was the last business unit of BLANK that had to settle over. The store has become brighter and more spacious. Located on the main street now, it directly invites customers to discover the BLANK range and FRANZ KARL products in a cozy atmosphere. But it also offers a wide selection of goods from other certified producers of the Erzgebirge arts and crafts.
For the official inauguration of the new BLANK production building and store in September 2016, a limited edition Angel with a Tree of Life was released, symbolizing the company’s path: deeply rooted in tradition, the new branches and fresh leaves of the tree will stretch towards a promising future.