13 July 2018 | News
Somfy Nederland has started the construction of its new head office at Business Park De President in Hoofddorp. Occupying a site of some 11,320 m², Somfy’s new premises will be built to be sustainable and totally gas-free, with approximately 2,000 m² allocated to office space, and 4,000 m² to logistics. Mies Architectuur designed the building, which is being developed by Borghese Real Estate. Construction has been entrusted to Pleijsier Bouw Nijkerk, with completion planned for May 2019. Somfy Nederland is the first company to establish premises in phase two of Business Park De President.
Somfy is a French company with global operations, and is a leading manufacturer of electric motors, control systems and sensors for exterior sun shades, shutters, window features, curtains, garden fences, garage doors and lighting. Somfy’s headquarters are in Cluses, in the French Alps. The company employs more than 8,000 people worldwide. At the subsidiary in Hoofddorp, some 70 personnel are responsible for marketing, sales and technical support for the Dutch market. The new warehouse is intended to supply products to the Benelux, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. Somfy Nederland is presently located in the adjacent industrial estate Graan voor Visch-Zuid, but this site is unsuitable for expansion.
Business Park De President
De President in Hoofddorp offers high-quality site options for local, regional and international businesses with environmental impact category 4.1 or lower. Since development began in 2008, some 50 larger and smaller companies have established premises in phase 1, including Hikvision, A-point, Staples, Nelson, Scotch & Soda, Master Totaalinrichting, Schwalbe Nederland, Range King and Sky Group. Several lots are still available in phase one, including one with hospitality zoning.
As regional site developer, SADC is responsible for phase two of the Business Park De President project, with a net total of 11 hectares available for development. Flexible lot sizes are possible, from 1 to 5 hectares.