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The result is a production hall of no less than 5,000 m2, a high-rise warehouse of 500 m2 and an office of 800 m2 in the vibrant ‘West Gate’ business park in Groot-Bijgaarden.
Our new building is a BEN or near-energy-neutral building. Because we like to arm ourselves for the future, we are already committed to a better today. For example, our building has no less than 700 solar panels and 40 charging stations for electric vehicles. We want to be part of that world in which we work and move around with the purest energy, and that is the one generated by our own solar panels.
By building vertically, we want to drastically reduce the land area we occupy, which ensures maximum water infiltration. The water that does fall on our roofs can be collected and reused, as much as 60,000 litres.
The building is also extra insulated. This should allow less energy to be used for heating in winter and cooling in summer. Should heating or cooling be required, heat pumps and heat exchangers regulate the temperatures. Finally, we work with motion sensors wherever possible to ensure that electricity is only processed where it is needed.
Lastly, we are dedicated to environmental and quality management. In every process, we strive for quality, sustainability and environmental conformity according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
Why West Gate?
The building is literally located at the western gateway to Brussels, Westgate. The Westgate industrial park is a thriving business district where numerous companies locate their business activities. We also have a connection with our new location, because these grounds also used to accommodate the printing works of one of Belgium’s largest newspapers. Thus, as a printing company, we are continuing history.
Vision of the future
There are many reasons why the investment is so important for our future. The most important are sustainability, safety, infrastructure, efficiency, quality and the well-being of our employees. In addition, by putting up a completely new building, all materials and techniques meet the very latest standards. But because we want to go even further than what standards suggest today, we are also armed for the future.