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Amsterdam RAI leading the way in sustainability

First European company with Green Globe Silver status

Amsterdam RAI has become the first convention centre in Europe to meet the requirements of the Green Globe for two consecutive years and achieved the prestigious Green Globe Silver status. This status underlines Amsterdam RAI’s leading role in the European MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions & exhibitions) market in terms of environmental friendliness.
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Company founder and owner, Ben Mandemakers, President, Director, CEO

A business about people

A kitchen is much more than just a place to cook and to prepare the family dinner. Today, a kitchen is an important part of the flat or house, integrated into the overall interior concept. The trend towards open kitchens underlines the ‘living’ character of the place. It enables the cook to participate in the discussions or talks going on while preparing the food. No wonder that people lay much more emphasis on the design of their kitchen than they used to. Today, a kitchen has to unite design and functionality. The choice of the colour and the placing of the different elements is as important as the quality of the electronic equipment. DMG Keukens, Meubelen & Sanitair, based in Waalwijk, in the Netherlands, is the country’smarket leader in kitchens. Drawing on such a solidmarket position, the company has started to further flex its muscles and to expand into other fields, into the sanitary and furniture market. More Information

 Mercado Medic

We keep you moving

The design of a chair often influences the consumer’s buying decision. However, there are customers who require more than standard design; they require functional and ergonomically correct seating solutions for people with physical disabilities. The undisputed market leader for functional working chairs and special chairs is Mercado Medic AB. This year, the Swedish company can celebrate its 40th anniversary – clear proof that Mercado Medic has been meeting the demands of its customers in the last decades. More Information

One of the RIMA-SYSTEM RS 610 log stackers

The key in post-press solutions

Likemany in its industry, the Austrian commercial printer Goldmann Druck AG facesmassive price pressure, alongwith demands for greater personalisation and increased added value. To stay competitive, Goldmann turned to RIMA-SYSTEM, a leader in the development and sale of turnkey post-press systems. The solutionwas a post-press systemconsisting of floor and overhead conveyors, two RS 840 double-streamtrimming lines, four stacking lines, RS 110 blocking units and cross-strappingmachines, four RS 600 log stackers as well as two palletising cells, with two RS 400 high-speed robot arms. The newsolution has greatly bolstered efficiency and productivity, giving the Austrian printer a competitive edge. Little wonder that somany printers are turning to RIMA-SYSTEM, a global leader in developing,manufacturing and installing turnkey post-press solutions that are reliable, efficient and simple to operate. More Information

The focus of Wageningen UR Glastuinbouw is on sustainable production systems for greenhouse horticulture

More green, less energy

Even from high in the sky the many greenhouses in the Netherlands are visible. The view confirms the position the country has been playing in international greenhouse horticulture formany decades. But the status quo is under constant threat and factors such as price/quality ratio, demand from consumers, sustainability and energy play an ever-increasing role. Moreover, the construction and operation of greenhouses have to be in line with the latest regulations and research results. In order to bring innovative solutions both to the greenhouse industry and to horticulture,Wageningen UR Glastuinbouwfully concentrates on the development and implementation of innovative concepts for these specific industries. More Information

The focus of Wageningen UR Glastuinbouw is on sustainable production systems for greenhouse horticulture

Supply chain solutions on demand

The supply chain is everything that happens to a product fromidea to delivery. To travel through the entire cycle, the supply chain uses various conversion and distribution processes that ensure a successful delivery of the product. In the course of this process, the raw product, in a sense, gains in value as it is handled, tracked, distributed and transported through the right channels and with the bestmeans.Wincanton B.V., with its new international headquarters in ’s-Heerenberg, the Netherlands, manages its customers’ product supply chain and finds the right solutions tomake it work for them. More Information

Headquartered in Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert, the group has five sites in France and Spain

Innovating with tablets

Before 1980, tabletsmostlymeantmedical treatments, nutritional supplements or slimming aids. Today, theymean convenient dishwasher products, efficient swimming pool disinfectants andwater-soluble coffee tablets that retain the flavour and aroma even under long-termstorage. The French Eurotab GROUP is a leader in tablet technology in Europe. Founded in 1957, it is currently the only fully-integrated industrial and technological supplier in the world of tabletting. More Information

The slow maturing process gives Nazareth its distinctive aroma

Cheese from Bruges becomes a true brand

In the endless polders of Flanders, cows and dairy farming have been shaping the life of farmers and dairy companies. Local dairy products have a high reputation in the Belgian market and are facing increasing demand from the consumer. At the same time, local cheeses have found new followers, and according to surveys, Belgians seem to like their cheeses. In 2007, some 20% of the cheeses sold were of Belgian origin. Consequently, it was only a logical move by Belgomilk cvba to invest in its cheese-making factory in Moorslede. Even more, the company has strengthened the branding of its cheeses. Brugge Cheese has become a real brand, including a wide range of significant cheeses fromBruges plus a range of other cheese specialities. More Information

Ortholab is the specialist for orthodontic appliances – both at home and abroad

A new look for your teeth

Every sportsman carefully selects his equipment and pays attention to the right kind of clothing. But often he does not spare a minute to think about the right body protection which is vital in many sports. Boxing, karate or even hockey and water polo are sports where the protection of body parts such as teeth makes all the difference. Here, Ortholab BV from Doorn supplies customised sport gumshields worldwide to offer maximum safety. The orthodontic laboratory celebrated its 40th anniversary last year and primarily it focuses on the manufacture of orthodontic appliances for the regulation of the teeth. In fact, the company has developed into the largest laboratory of its kind in the Netherlands. Moreover, it is present at home and in the globalmarket.
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