Bart Van Malderen, Drylock Technologies’ founder and CEO, together with a delegation of the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation, the Chippewa Chamber as well as Senator Terry Moulton and State Representative Kathy Bernier cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open its new headquarters this week.
"I am proud to deliver on our promise to all of our U.S. employees with a state-of-the-art office building." Van Malderen says. "The new headquarters have been build to the highest working standards, including a fully equipped cafeteria, gym, flexible working and meeting rooms, ergonomic seating and a 360 degree panorama on all floors. Moreover the facility has the largest and most modern lab of the entire Drylock group enabling us to continuously lead the field in hygienic innovation. As our business is growing also our capacity has been expanded with two new adult incontinence lines that contain our latest technology. We now possess a platform to grow and provide the best working conditions for all of our employees."
Drylock Technologies has grown from conception to a company with €400 million revenues in the past seven years, building the business from its greenfield production and innovation center at Hrádek nad Nisou in the Czech Republic with further complementary investments into latest generation and future technologies in Italy, Russia, the U.S. and Brazil. In a seven year period Drylock Technologies has established and integrated nine production sites and established itself in baby, feminine and adult care with a customer portfolio that includes the worlds leading retailers and healthcare specialists located in Europe, Russia, the U.S. and Latin America.
Drylock Technologies is a business headquartered in Zele (Belgium), owned by the Van Malderen family and operated by a management team with extensive experience and proven capability in the absorbent hygiene industry. The company now employs 2600 full time equivalents (FTE) and is spreading the passion for what it really takes to be a professional supplier of private label to major retailers whilst leading the industry through innovation.