New facilities, new opportunities In 2013, DEKRA moved its headquarters to a new location at the IJsseloord 2 Business Park on the outskirts of Arnhem, The Netherlands. The complex comprises over 10,000 square metres of floor space and houses modern offices plus a state-of-the-art test laboratory. Our relocation to these new, purpose-built premises is a key step in our growth strategy. Our new facilities not only ensure that we are in a position to meet the everincreasing level of demand, but also enable us to further extend our testing services into new areas and to keep pace with future technological advancements. IJsseloord 2 is conveniently positioned with excellent travel links and offers potential for further expansion, making it the ideal location for DEKRA, now and in the future. Across from the main building is the new, ultra-modern test laboratory, where DEKRA’s specialists perform a very wide variety of tests, inspections and certifications. The DEKRA test lab comprises 4,000 square metres of floor space in total, and the ceilings are 12 metres high. The combination of advanced testing equipment with the employees’ extensive technical knowledge makes the lab truly unique. Smart climate concept In the new test lab, optimal conditions must be maintained all day long. Valstar Simonis, an independent bureau of engi - n eers specialising in technological building services focused on sustainability, safety and comfort, designed a smart climate concept for DEKRA. The system ensures excellent climatic conditions all year round. Furthermore it is extremely energy efficient since it uses air from outside for both heating and cooling. A minimal amount of extra energy is necessary only in the case of extreme heat or cold. This smart climate concept is a good fit with DEKRA’s vision, in which both a pleasant workplace and the environment play a key role.
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