TVH strengthens its position with new HQ building
On 31 March, TVH, the parts specialist for lift trucks, industrial vehicles, construction and agricultural machinery, officially opened the doors of ‘The Hub’, its new main office in Waregem, Belgium. In the presence of 200 guests, CEO Dominiek Valcke inaugurated the new building. “With this state-of-the-art office building, we can now employ even more people and easily introduce visitors to our services,” he said.
In April 2019, TVH started the preparatory works for the construction of a new main building. The 13 000sqm building, named ‘The Hub’, is the sleek, bright and contemporary solution to the impending lack of space that TVH was experiencing because of its rapid growth. In its design, great attention has been paid to comfort, ergonomics and efficiency. Numerous CO2 sensors, temperature sensors and controls, ensure a pleasant indoor climate, and the many sound-absorbing materials also contribute to comfort.
TVH has more than 5000 employees worldwide, with Belgium alone accounting for more than 2500; a number that continues to grow each year. To accommodate the growing workforce, additional workplaces had to be created.
“The growth that TVH has experienced in recent years entailed a strong increase in the number of employees. We didn’t just create more office space with The Hub. We can now also support our employees better with extra meeting rooms, an auditorium, a new company restaurant, a showroom and an extensive meeting centre,” said Valcke. “This additional space is certainly not an unnecessary luxury, since we are looking for more than 250 new colleagues to strengthen TVH, in Waregem alone.
The pièce de résistance can be found on the ground floor of the new main building: the TVH Experience Center. “This unique 1500sqm visitor centre primarily serves as a location to familiarise local and international visitors, such as customers, suppliers, associations, schools and applicants, with the offering, services, atmosphere and working method of TVH”, says Facility Manager Luc Rasschaert. “And thanks to its interactive nature, TVH Experience Center is much more than just a showroom. Visitors can play games and test their driving skills with a virtual lift truck in a warehouse, for example.”