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Vetaphone – More than doubling its size!

(Left to right): Lars Villumsen (CFO), Frank Eisby (CEO), Jan Eisby (CSO), Jens Ravn Friis (CTO) cut the first sod for the new building

DENMARK • With a narrow web market share in excess of 75% and a growing stake in the wide web sector too, Vetaphone owners Frank and Jan Eisby launched an ambitious programme of growth for the company back in 2012 that would see the business double in size by 2020. Sales figures over the past four years have shown the target to be achievable with the addition of extra staff, but left an obvious need for expanded facilities.

Now, the company has announced that architects have finished the design of a new building that will effectively double the size of the current headquarters in Kolding, Denmark, and allow production to be increased to meet the demand that those sales targets require.  The new facility will add 1,500 sqm of floorspace, divided between sales and administration offices, and a canteen facility, with 350sqm devoted to a dedicated showroom and test facility for customers.  The existing 1,100sqm building will be refurbished and commissioned exclusively for LEAN manufacturing and production.

Sales growth at Vetaphone is rapid, and is coming not only from traditional areas like narrow web, but also from the capability the company now has to offer corona and plasma treatment to a wider sector of business, in both senses of the word. From the pioneering days of Verner Eisby back in 1951, who developed a technique that allowed his friends to print on the new plastic materials that were becoming available at the time, to a leading global supplier of surface treatment technology, Vetaphone has always pursued a policy of quality products based on R&D. The new facilities at Kolding, which are due for completion in August 2017, are designed to take the company through its next phase of growth.

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Armin Karl Geiger

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