AXPO Solutions AG
International energy trading is the traditional and core business of Axpo Solutions AG. Thanks to many years of experience, Axpo has direct access to the most important wholesale energy markets in Europe, and a thorough understanding of both the opportunities and risks in the trading business.
The Initial Situation
The trading staff at Axpo Solutions AG works with applications, platforms and programs that require high performance PCs and a direct real-time connection between the trader and the computer. Previously, the computers were dedicated to individual employees and physically installed at their desk. If the trader worked from home, both their computer and their desk were blocked, specific functions were not available and collaboration between team members was not possible. There was not enough space available to add workplaces for new members of the growing team. And the hardware itself no longer provided the computational speed required for the trading business. Axpo decided to create the best possible conditions for its trading staff with new, flexible, high-performance workplaces.
The new trader workplaces had to be state-of-the-art, including high-performance PCs as well as new and upcoming trading technologies and applications. Furthermore, the workplaces had to be ergonomic and free from noise and heat emissions for an optimal room climate. The trading floor design had to provide space for collaboration between the different teams. And finally, retrofitting the workplaces had to take place during ongoing operations so that the traders could continue to work undisturbed.