Veghel, 15 September 2016 – Vanderlande has officially opened the doors to its new cutting-edge office building in Veghel. A formal ceremony was held on Thursday 15 September, and a commemorative brick was laid in celebration of the milestone event. The names of seven Vanderlande employees – who have each been with the company for more than 45 years – were inscribed on the brick.
Vanderlande is currently experiencing a period of record growth, with more new employees being welcomed to the company than ever before. The recently completed building has been designed to support its growth ambitions and vision on sustainability. The innovative structure is spread across eight floors, a ground floor and a basement, and covers an expansive 19,500m2.
During the design phase, Vanderlande paid careful attention to creating the highest possible levels of working comfort for all employees. A number of the company’s employee suggestions were implemented during the build, and consideration was given to ergonomic concerns, such as light, space and noise levels. It has been certified ‘excellent’ by BREEAM, which highlights Vanderlande’s commitment to creating a sustainable future.
The new building contains a central stairwell that links every floor, and is home to over 1,000 workstations, all with height adjustable desks, and the latest IT facilities and equipment. A variety of areas, such as a fitness suite, ‘scrum’ rooms and lounges provide adequate space for a range of activities. Innovative triple-glazed glass will also contribute to significant energy savings. In addition, a new restaurant has been opened, while the new Vanderlande Academy is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2017.
“The balance between ergonomics and aesthetics is perfect in our new office environment,” says Vanderlande’s CEO Govert Hamers. “Colleagues have told me many positive things about the lack of noise, the visuals and the natural light permeating through the building.
“Effectively, it was designed to be as comfortable as possible. Everyone I speak to is excited and proud to work in such a spectacular office. It is a highly impressive structure, and will be a welcoming space in which to entertain our visitors and clients. I’m sure our staff will join me in congratulating all those individuals who worked hard to deliver a new home we can be truly proud of.”
Vanderlande is the global market leader in baggage handling systems for airports, and sorting systems for parcel and postal services. The company is also a leading supplier of warehouse automation solutions.
Vanderlande’s baggage handling systems move 3.2 billion pieces of luggage around the world per year, in other words 8.8 million per day. Its systems are active in 600 airports including 14 of the world’s top 20. More than 20 million parcels (300 packages per second) are sorted by its systems every day. These have been installed for a variety of customers including the four largest parcel and postal companies in the world. In addition, 12 of Europe’s top 20 e-commerce companies and many distribution firms have confidence in Vanderlande’s efficient and reliable solutions.
The company focuses on the optimisation of its customers’ business processes and competitive positions. Through close cooperation, it strives for the improvement of their operational activities and the expansion of their logistical achievements. Vanderlande’s extensive portfolio of integrated solutions – innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services – results in the realisation of fast, reliable and efficient automation technology.
Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 4,000 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing turnover of more than one billion euros, it has established a global reputation over the past six decades as a highly reliable partner for value-added automated material handling solutions.
For more information about the company, its products and technology, as well as career opportunities, please visit www.vanderlande.com
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