VETUS has broken ground on its new 9,500m2 facility in Schiedam, Netherlands.
The HQ will increase the warehouse space, doubling the current capacity. Work is scheduled for completion at the end of 2024 with the building also offering better facilities to show products and conduct in-water tests with dedicated mooring spaces for VETUS demo boats.
“We can’t wait to embark on this new chapter as we move into our state-of-the-art headquarters, which also happens to coincide with our 60th anniversary year,” said Roy de Vette, grandson of VETUS founder Willem den Ouden.
“The contemporary new facility has been designed with staff wellbeing as a priority, making VETUS an even more desirable place to work.”
The new building will feature a rooftop solar panel array, to generate energy, and won’t use any natural gas to heat up the building, relying instead on heat pumps making the building almost energy neutral.
The new warehouse will also be equipped with the latest developments in automated storage and retrieval systems and have a greater pallet capacity than in the current VETUS warehouse.
This move is part of VETUS’ strategy for growth and development, which has also seen the opening of new branch offices.