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In early 2016, our parent company asked us to investigate the possibilities for expansion,
as our existing plant was nearing maximum production capacity. The aim was
to be operational by mid-2017. We ultimately had a year to build a factory. Everyone
realised that this was an ambitious time schedule.
During the initial exploratory discussions with the government, the question was soon raised as
to whether we would be willing to participate in a pilot based on starting construction with only a
declaration of intent. This reduced the lead time to the start of construction by almost six months.
Excellent cooperation with the governments and our suppliers meant we were already able to
commence production at the new plant in early March 2017.
In order to achieve something special, we set ourselves a number of requirements with which
the plant had to comply. Current developments in both labour and environmental laws, for
instance, provided us with ample opportunities. We developed a new production method,
for example, which ensures that we limit dust and vapour emissions to the minimum.
We also automate the processes as far as possible. Our aim is to achieve maximum automation
while retaining fl exibility. We still need people for that. The resulting improvement in working
conditions means that our employees can keep working for us up until pensionable age.
We are proud of having created one of the most modern paint factories in Europe within one
year. We would therefore like to extend our grateful thanks to all our partners for the excellent
collaboration. Without this, we would never have been able to realise the project in this way.
Wim Burgers and Xander Hagenaars