Media Report 28 May 2014 - Brink Climate Systems moves

28 May 2014

Unprecedented operation for huge business

STAPHORST - Brink Climate Systems, the Staphorst multinational, is on the move. In a huge operation which will take all week, it is moving the production facilities to the brand new site at Wethouder Wassebaliestraat on the industrial estate De Esch III Staphorst.

The Research and Development Department will follow soon and, in the second week of July, it will be the turn of the offices to move to the new premises. This is an enormous operation for one of the largest companies in Staphorst - relocating no less than 93 huge machines.

Brink Climate Systems manufactures and supplies indoor climate solutions for homes and non-residential buildings. The company currently employs 160 people. In recent years, Brink’s activities have been split over three sites at De Baarge in Staphorst. One of these sites already has a new occupant. The progress of the construction project, at a cost in excess of 14 million euros, could be witnessed by half the Dutch people, as the new building has been erected at a prominent position along the A28 and the exterior wall already boasts the Brink logo, accompanied by the elegant words ‘Air for Life’.

High racks in the new Brink warehouse


The new 14,500 square metre building is extremely cost efficient and highly sustainable. On 10th July last year, managing director Johan van Renselaar and Staphorst mayor Joop Alssema kicked off the project by jointly poured the first concrete as official start of the construction works.. Design and construction have been completely contracted out to the building company Nieuwenhuis from Rijssen. Construction progressed as planned, according to managing director Van Renselaar. Moving the production facilities from the De Baarge industrial estate to the new premises is an enormous, almost military, operation. Everything must be ready by 31 May and then, if all goes well, the production process will continue without a hitch. ‘Staphorst is in turmoil’, says managing director Van Renselaar.

Confidence
Managing director Van Renselaar says that Brink Climate Systems remains firmly rooted on Staphorst soil –“Of course we looked beyond the Municipality for a suitable site to develop our business but the Municipality has generously presented Brink with such an opportunity to move to this prominent position, that we must remain committed to this community. This is especially important as the company has grown to it’s present state with the hard work  and dedication of so many people from Staphorst and the surrounding area. Staphorst and Brink belong together. The fact that we are investing so much money in these times of crisis, indicates that Brink Climate Systems has confidence in the future. Particularly in Europe, the demand for the solutions by Brink Climate Systems remains as great as ever.’

The new building includes an Air Experience Center, where potential customers can experience how clean air, comfort and sustainability go hand-in-hand.