DENMARK • As part of its ambitious expansion programme, the inventor of corona and pioneer of surface treatment announced that architects have finished the design of a new building that will effectively double the size of the current headquarters in Kolding. The expansion is due for completion in August 2017.
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 (16,145 sqft) 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 are designed to take the company through its next phase of growth.