DTN vestigt Europese hoofdkwartier in Utrecht
DTN is een van de grotere weersinstituten in de wereld. Met behulp van Europese satellieten bedienen zij o.a. de luchtvaart, energiebedrijven, de agrarische sector en de zeevaart. DTN verplaatste haar Europese hoofdkwartier naar Utrecht, op 15 januari jl. werd de nieuwe locatie officieel geopend, hieronder een weergave van het persbericht in het Engels.
DTN, an independent source of insights, analysis and decision-support solutions, and Utrecht officials recently celebrated the opening of the DTN European headquarters in Utrecht. The company provides critical business-decision solutions and insights to energy, agriculture, financial and weather-sensitive businesses and customers throughout the world.
“This is a major milestone for DTN and further solidifies our global presence,” said Marc Chesover, DTN Europe president and chief revenue officer. “Having a centrally-located European headquarters allows us to best serve our customers in the region. We are located near their operations and have a local understanding of the insights they need to drive their business forward.”
DTN operates in numerous countries throughout the world, with customers in more than 125 countries. The North America headquarters are in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The DTN European headquarters will be in Utrecht with five satellite offices throughout Europe. DTN also operates offices throughout Southeast Asia and Australia.
Chesover said Utrecht was a good choice for the designated headquarters, due to its central location, accessibility and attractiveness to impressive talent. “It gives us amazing access to talent and innovation, which will be key as we continue to grow globally and support our customers with the insights and information they need to drive their businesses forward,” Chesover added. Utrecht is one of the most competitive regions in Europe based on factors such as innovation, accessibility and digital infrastructure and is already the main Dutch knowledge-hub on climate and weather among higher education institutions.
Vice Mayor of Utrecht Klaas Verschuure spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony noting that the City is focused on growth with companies that will contribute to health and sustainability. “Knowledge on climate change is one of the main topics,” Verschuure said. “Serving as a home to the world’s largest private weather company, DTN, is exactly what we are aiming to do as a city.”
In November 2019, MeteoGroup integrated with DTN, making it the largest private weather information company in the world, with more than 200 meteorologists and 10,000 weather observation stations. The integration between the two companies helps ensure customers have access to mission critical weather decision-support solutions at any time in any part of the world.
“Utrecht is recognized as a strong center of knowledge on weather and climate,” Verschuure said. “Together with DTN, Utrecht will grow as an even more formidable center of expertise.”