Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group’ Netherlands business is this week moving to larger and smarter new office facilities in Katwijk, two miles from Leiden.
The move is part of the business’ continuing expansion plans and ongoing delivery of more than 1,500 deployable container systems in the Dutch Defensiebrede Vervanging Operationele Wielvoertuigen (DVOW) programme, to update the Dutch Armed Forces with new vehicles, containers and support equipment.
It will also provide an in-country base for the company’s total sustainment contract to maintain, repair and overhaul the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) fleet of C-130s till 2032.
The building is located on technology campus, Unmanned Valley, and formerly housed the navy air base Medical Service. It has been newly refurbished to offer maximum flexibility for the company’s employees, including open plan layout and the option of standing workplaces with lots of natural light coming in from all around.
The spacious new offices will also help the team easily comply with the Dutch Government’s social-distancing guidelines.
General Manager of MADG NL, Irha Luijk, said:
“We are very excited to move into our new office space, which will afford us a number of benefits as a team, not least the additional space to work according to our government’s social distancing recommendations.”
The new facility provides the company larger and improved workshop and parts storage facilities as well as additional space to increase its armed force’s operation training programme. It also provides a great platform for Research and Development for the Group.
The company has been increasing its number of dedicated engineers and office-based support personnel to meet the continuing provision in the DVOW contract and other support to the Netherlands’ armed forces.