Van Hoecke, expert in furniture fittings in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), and Stanwick will from now on work closely together in an open partnership whereby knowledge, knowhow and experiences will be shared between the 2 companies.
Van Hoecke makes huge investments in the area of technological innovations and digital transformation, and it was the first company in the furniture industry to be recognized as a "Factory of the Future". A Factory of the Future is a manufacturer that has focused on seven axes to turn itself into a high-tech and maneuverable organization. Besides being a modern production campus, focus lies on self-managing teams of employees and on paying attention to innovation. The prize underlines that there is a future for manufacturing in Belgium.
Stanwick builds on 40 years of experience in the areas of consultancy and training and consults Van Hoecke since 2012 in the area of Operational Excellence and Organisational development. This close partnership already resulted in a very successful customer event in 2016, the closer ties will now bring new opportunities : the doors will, in the literal sense, be wide open for both partners. Stanwick gets the opportunity for its customers to organize focused client visits in Sint-Niklaas, management knowhow and new approaches can be developed together and tested and applied in the workplace , both partners also reflecting carefully on the evolution of production organisations in Western Europe.