The business model for many suppliers, to produce in one location and supply their customers from that location, is outdated and the idea of delivering Western-European technology and premium products to (new) markets is too costly. Companies want their products to be produced in the major continents for the local market; time-to-market, flexible supply chain, lower transportation costs and contribution to CO2 reduction are important reasons.
Our locations in the Netherlands - with a design studio and production site, including a clean room and tool shop - are premium locations of an outstanding level. We also have production sites across three continents (Europe, Asia and North-America), so we are in a great position to provide local-for-local production as much as possible. This advantage leads to increased efficiency, more flexibility and lower transportation costs. As a result - and due to global quality standards - our customers can benefit from the same excellent service levels and quality, no matter where they are situated.
Local production facilities boost competitiveness
To meet the diverse requirements of customers and markets, it is not enough to attend at a local level with merely a sales office. To increase competitiveness, we invest in local production facilities. That means, among other things to recognise and capitalise on local developments and potential. We systematically promote - on a micro level - the integration of regional characteristics and cooperation between (new) local organisations and local environments. Now, as well as in the future, we can adapt much faster to new (local) market conditions and needs. The ability to and the speed with which our (potential) customers can - or even must - change are critical success factors; not only with regard to technological changes. But also at strategic and organisational levels.
The key to success
Our customers can be certain that we can operate from any location. Using any technique. For any market. Even when times are unfavourable. Thanks to our international footprint we can guarantee production, so the business can continue to operate. The key is to listen to the long-term needs of customers. Therefore, we prepare our business for international expansion and flexibility. We already have production facilities in The Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Mexico and China, but we remain alert to what is happening or is about to happen in the rest of the world. We also invest in multicultural management teams.