Plastics machinery manufacturer Engel has expanded its operations in the Benelux with a new sales and service office with its own training centre in Belgium. Engel had previously managed its sales and service activities in Belgium via Engel Benelux in Houten, in the Netherlands.
The new office, which opened 1 July, is located in Oostakker near Ghent, one of the most important industrial centres in Belgium and is managed by David Deliever, who is responsible for sales and Jurgen de Maesschalk, who handles the service.
According to Arthur van Dijk, the managing director of Engel Benelux, the travel restrictions caused by the Corona pandemic have once again shown how important a local presence is.
"We have shortened the decision-making paths for our customers in Belgium and created the opportunity to hold project meetings, seminars and training sessions locally in a very efficient way and with little travel overhead,” he said.
Innovative and technologically demanding, Belgium is an important market for Engel, whose expertise in systems solutions has made it one of the preferred suppliers to the plastics processing industry here.
Engel Benelux also supports local research projects and cooperates with industry and university partners in the fields of lightweight composites and hybrid parts.