Four Js invests 2 million euros in eco-friendly, state-of-the-art technical centre

Strasbourg, France – January 8, 2008 — Four Js Development Tools Ltd. announced today its decision to invest over 2 million euros (3 million US dollars) in the construction of a purpose-built, state-of-the-art, ecologically friendly technical centre that will expand its world-wide development and support capacity for its Genero product family.

“2007 was a record year for us and we now need to expand our world-wide development and support capability if we are to maintain this growth,” said Jean-Georges Schwartz, Chairman and CEO Four Js. “Strasbourg is the epicentre of the timezones we cover, stretching from Manhattan Beach to Auckland and from Reykjavik to Johannesburg.”

“We gave ourselves 10 years in our current facility when we moved in with just 25 people back in 2002,” said Schwartz. “We quickly out-grew that, so this new facility gives us the head-room we need to meet our projected growth for the next 5 years.”

Scheduled for delivery in Autumn 2008, the new building was designed by award winning architects L.C.R. and employs leading-edge technology in terms of environmental protection.


“Four Js selected one of the most beautiful lots on the estate,” said Jean-Philippe Hoffmann, architect, L.C.R. “The building is located in one of the most sought after business parks in the region, with extensive landscaping and extremely original high-tech architecture.”

“To respect the beauty of the surrounding environment, we worked hard to reduce emissions and power consumption,” said Hoffmann.

“We achieve thermal comfort through a geothermal heat pump. When combined with the very latest insulation technologies, we surpass today’s most exacting European standards by 15%.

“We also deployed leading-edge thermal transfer technology that distributes heat intelligently throughout the workspace, without consuming energy. This serves to eliminate hot and cold spots generated from the displacement of the sun across the sky.

“We coupled this system with state-of-the-art glazing, blocking 75% of the sun’s rays. That eliminates the need for harmful CFC based refigeration units. It’s a passive system, low on energy and extremely efficient its fantastic.


“It goes without saying that any ecologically friendly site worth its salt needs a bicycle park, so we designed one that would leave Lance Armstrong and Greg Lemond drooling. More and more people these days want to cycle to work, so now they can do so in style.”