From the moment of its establishment in 1976, Almere has been one of the fastest growing cities in Europe.
Since its initial development as a suburban area east of Amsterdam, it has grown into the status of Holland ’s most exemplary new town. In just 36 years it has attracted over 195,000 residents and 14,500 businesses. Almere is the largest city in the province of Flevoland and the seventh largest city in the Netherlands. This website contains a wealth of information about the city, its ambitions, its corporate sector, its facilities and the opportunities that residents, businesses and institutions alike can seize in order to actively turn Almere into the full-fledged sustainable city it seeks to become.
Grundfos Nederland BV Company of the Year 2013
During the municipality’s New Year reception on Thursday 2 January Alderman Economic Development, Ben Scholten, and chairman Vereniging Bedrijfskring Almere (coöperative association between government and industry), Hans Marse, have given the seemingly proud Martin Ykema, general manager of Grundfos Nederland BV, the Company of the Year 2013 award.
Grundfos is the worldwide leader in advanced pump solutions and is trendsetting in water technology. With a yearly production of more than 16 million pump units, Grundfos is one of the most prominent pump manufacturers in the world. Since 2007 Grundfos has been located at business park Veluwsekant. Every day, over a hundred employees are working hard to reach their goal “to remain the world’s leading company in pumps and advanced pump solutions and to be trendsetting in water technology”. Due to their sustainability and their corporate responsibility via several projects, for example “Bring water 2 life”, which places free water pumps in Kenya, Grundfos has won the award.
Alderman Scholten added that he was pleased with this part of manufacturing industry, which Grunfos has brought to the city and that many inhabitants of Almere own ‘something’ from Grundfos without being aware of it.
Grundfos received a plaque and a cheque of 5.000 euro, to spend on a local charity. Furthermore, the company also competes for the Flevopenning Award. This prize is awarded to companies in Flevoland, which are successful, innovating, sustainable and have an economical significance for Flevoland.
10-year anniversary Almere TYC Europe
On Friday 13 september TYC Almere celebrated its 10-year anniversary. The board from Taiwan flew in especially for this memorable event. Also Mayor Annemarie Jorritsma and Alderman Ben Scholten (economic development) attended.
TYC Europe is located in Almere (business park Sallandsekant) due to its strategical position within the entire European market. With the mature international trade and excellent logistic infrastructure it is the ideal position within Europe. All sales and marketing activities are executed from the Dutch head office, which also has a large stockroom of more than 15.000 m². This enables them to deliver the products on time to all customers throughout the entire European continent.
The local government has close contact with the company. It is of great importance to the industry in Almere, especially to maintain employment. TYC Europe has intended to, also in consultation with the municipality, continue her activities in Almere and to expand.
TYC Europe is the head office of TYC Brother Industrial Co Ltd. TYC Brother Industrial Co Ltd. is the largest supplier of automotive replacement lamps worldwide. They carry an extended range of automotive products.