“Aalberts is an international company specialised in high quality, mission-critical technologies for ground breaking industries and everyday life. With over 16,000 employees, we operate some 70 business locations and 80 service locations with activities in over 50 countries. In 2018 we will move our headquarter to the new World Trade Centre (WTC) in Utrecht. We chose Utrecht due to its central location within the Netherlands and good accessibility by public transport and car. Utrecht is the ideal meeting place, also for our international colleagues. The connection from and to Schiphol is optimal with a travel time of just 30 minutes.

Utrecht is an attractive location for businesses with it being a metropole yet compact in size and with a beautiful historic city centre. As a typical student city it continuously attracts new talent, creating an annual influx of qualified workers that oftentimes stay in the region to live and work. This results in a big pool of accessible, highly education and skilled young talents.

The contact between Aalberts and Utrecht municipality went very smoothly. Sustainability is an important aspect running our daily business. Many of our colleagues come to work in their electric or hybrid cars. At our request, the municipality installed electric charging-stations in the parking garage near the WTC. As a leading company in the tech field, we are aware of our role model function in society. For that reason, Aalberts aims to develop and produce sustainable technologies and services that help to deal and combat the disadvantages of climte change. We deliver solutions for heat and cold storage, solar energy collectors, irrigation systems and water supplies that enable customers to save energy and water and to build in a sustainable manner. Furthermore, we deliver products and services for sustainable transport and aim to prolong the life cycle of materials through heat and surface treatments. In order to use national resources as efficiently as possible, Aalberts includes energy and water efficiency, recycling and repurposing as cornerstones in its company policy.”

-Anne-Lize van Dusseldorp, Sustainability Manager

“Deutsche Windtechnik is Europe’s largest independent maintenance company for wind turbines. Utrecht was a logical starting point for the European expansion of Deutsche Windtechnik: centrally located and excellent accessibility for customers and employees.”

– Geert Timmer, Managing Director Deutsche Windtechnik

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“In 2017, Except moved its headquarter from Rotterdam to Utrecht. Operating both nationally and internationally, the central location and proximity to Schiphol International made it the obvious choice for employees and customers.”

-Tom Bosschaert, Director

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“The cooperation with the city’s municipality was decisive in the choice to locate the main office of Except and UCo in Utrecht. Their input was essential for the initial set up. With their ongoing support, dedication and effort UCo is now a reality and Europe’s first energy neutral, healthy, sustainable office in a monument.”

– Tom Bosschaert, Initiator und Founder UCo

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“Navigant’s global Energy Practice is a leading international energy and sustainability consulting firm. We have been located in Utrecht since the founding of Ecofys in 1984. With its excellent university and research capacities, the city was a natural habitat for our innovative field of work.”

-Anja de Jong, COO Europe and Middle East

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“We found an attractive home for the employees of two merging companies in a dynamic and inspiring setting, where customers and companies can experience directly who we are and what we do.”

-Marieke Dekker, Executive Director External Affairs

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“Genmab regards Utrecht Science Park as a unique ecosystem, where innovation actively leads to breakthroughs in the development of new medicines.”

-Yvo Graus, Vice President Pre-Clinical Operations at Genmab

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“We have deliberately chosen to stay in Utrecht. The central location and accessibility, both by car and public transport, make the city the best place to have our headquarters.”

-Emlyn van der Wal, Chief Operating Officer at ABN AMRO Lease

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“We work solely with partners and resellers that are spread throughout the Netherlands. This makes Utrecht the ideal base. Central and easily accessible, also for our international guests and colleagues. ”

-René Hochstenbach, General Manager at Unify

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“Utrecht is in all respects a true student city. The intellectual level associated with this makes it an inspirational environment in which to live and work. This atmosphere is attractive to both national and international companies that wish to base themselves in Utrecht.”

-Rien Nagel, Rabobank
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“Utrecht is increasingly developing into ‘health valley’. It offers a productive base for collaboration, research and innovation. Also in the areas in which the St. Antonius Hospital is specialized. This is good news for patient care.”

-Douwe Biesma, CEO St. Antonius Hospital Utrecht

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“Utrecht is the perfect base being central to the country and enables us to employ talented people from all over the Netherlands and across Europe and rest of world that can easily access Schiphol.”

-Stephan Sieber, CEO Unit4

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“Utrecht is also one of the largest student cities in the Netherlands, with many students from home and abroad. The city is not only commercially appealing, it is also rich in history and culture, such as the Dom Tower and the Central Museum.”

-Rien Braakman, General Manager and lawyer at Nexa Velo Advocaten

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“In Utrecht it is quicker and easier to find young talent, knowledge based industry is attracted by the university, which is a bonus for new business; in short: a wonderful city for your company.”

-Eduard Schaepman, Chief Tribes

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