Wilo invests in innovative health centre at Wilopark

The Wilo Group has broken ground for the construction of a new Health Cube at Wilopark in Dortmund, Germany.

The Wilo Executive Board and Dr Jochen Opländer, Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Wilo Group, broke ground for the construction of the new Health Cube at Wilopark in December.
The Wilo Executive Board and Dr Jochen Opländer, Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Wilo Group, broke ground for the construction of the new Health Cube at Wilopark in December.

Wilo employees worldwide and throughout the entire Dortmund region will benefit from the health centre. The construction will start in May 2024 and will be completed by the end of 2025. The official opening of the new Health Cube is scheduled for the beginning of 2026.

With a holistic approach to medicine and high-quality treatments on offer, a number of general practitioners, specialists and therapists will work on an outpatient basis to resolve their patients’ acute problems, as well as actively support their long-term health. All of this is made possible through a comprehensive offering of premium-quality diagnostic and therapeutic services that encompass general and occupational healthcare, as well as a range of other specialist areas. There is an orthopaedic practice that deals with musculoskeletal complaints, while a cardiology practice focuses on heart conditions. In a psychotherapy practice, specialists offer talking therapy. The new Wilo health centre will also cover sports medicine. These services will be complemented by physiotherapy treatments, preventative services such as skin cancer screenings, a gymnasium with state-of-the-art sports equipment for endurance and strength training, and an outdoor sports area. The concept of the Health Cube is therefore aimed at curative treatment but specifically the prevention of common conditions such as back pain or cardiovascular diseases.

“With our innovative Health Cube, we are sending out a strong signal: we’re investing in health!,” said Oliver Hermes, president & CEO of the Wilo Group. “This step is a clear illustration of our comprehensive, group-wide sustainability strategy, which is based on three pillars: Creating, Caring and Connecting.”

“It is particularly important to us to create a safe and healthy working environment,” said Hermes. Wilo has long been putting this belief into practice by providing a robust company health management programme that goes far beyond existing standards. “And that applies across the entire world. But with the Health Cube, we are now going one decisive step further.” There are plans for an international point of contact for crisis intervention to be included in the new Wilo Health Centre. In the future, employees who have suffered major setbacks or who find themselves in exceptional personal situations will be able to seek counselling and support at the Health Cube.

Wilo’s concept is based on offering location-independent remote medicine in collaboration with a partner group from the industry and fostering links to an international network of doctors. This means that all of Wilo’s 8,400 employees worldwide can take advantage of the programme. “The Health Cube is the new focal point of our global health management,” said Hermes. The services on offer are also aimed at patients beyond the Wilo workforce. “The Health Cube not only brings together Wilo employees from different locations around the world, but once again demonstrates our strong ties to the region.”

The health and well-being of Wilo employees has always been a matter of great importance to Dr-Ing Eh Jochen Opländer, honorary chair of the Supervisory Board of the Wilo Group.

“It’s a project close to my heart,” added Dr Opländer. “What drove my father in 1927 was not just to develop a circulator. He wanted to replace unhealthy stove heating with hygienic central heating and, in doing so, improve people’s living conditions. The Health Cube builds on this initiative almost 100 years later.”