Zwilling J.A. Henckels has opened its new U.S. headquarters in Pleasantville, NY. Previously located in Hawthorne, NY, the new headquarters features a 122,000-square-foot facility that includes offices, warehouse, showroom and a state of the art cooking studio.
To mark the opening, chef Dan Kluger, formerly of ABC Kitchen restaurant in Manhattan, prepared samples for an audience in the company’s new cooking studio, which will be open to the public for cooking and knife skills classes in January.
“We are so happy to open our U.S. headquarters in Pleasantville, and we want to thank the Westchester community for the warm welcome,” Guido Weishaupt, CEO of Zwilling J.A. Henckels told The Journal News.
The new headquarters has also been designed to include an 850 kW solar project on the roof, which is expected to offset 100% of the company’s grid-supplied power and will be among the first commercial buildings in the region to be designed and built with solar in mind, EnterSolar, the company that installed the units, noted. The project is supported by funding from NY-Sun, a $1 billion initiative to advance the scale-up of solar and move NY state closer to a sustainable, self-sufficient solar industry, the company noted.
“By designing this building with significant green elements, we hope to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability not only to our employees and customers, but to Westchester, New York State and the greater U.S. community at large,” Weishaupt said.