On Thursday 19 October 2017, a ceremony marked the placement of the foundation stone for the new Xycarb Ceramics headquarters. The festivities were held at the Zuiddijk 23 in Helmond, close to the location of Xycarb Ceramics’ original office building.
This milestone marked the beginning of the construction of both the office and factory facilities. The event was attended by the mayor of Helmond, Elly Blanksma-van den Heuvel, Dr. Arno Roth, CEO of the Schunk Group, Dr. Jan Gupta, COO of the Schunk Group and several Xycarb employees who will be occupying the news building as of next year. Highlights of the ceremony included placing the foundation stone and the various speeches by the dignitary.
At the ceremony, Dr. Arno Roth, CEO of the Schunk Group, stated: “With an investment of around 18 million euros, we would like to modernize and further expand the capabilities that are represented at the site. The investment emphasizes Helmond’s importance as a center for Semiconductor business of our Carbon Technology Division.”
In his speech, Peter Spit emphasized: “The occasion marks an important milestone in the timeline of Xycarb, enabling the modernization of our facilities to strengthen the companies’ business growth ambitions in the high-tech Semiconductor and Opto-electronics industry. The modern facilities are designed in such a way that they support Xycarb’s core competencies of ‘collaboration’, ‘innovation’ and ‘customer focus’”.
The state-of-the-art installations that are being built, meet the most stringent quality requirements to be able to grow in the innovation-driven Semiconductor and Opto-electronics industry.
The investment will enable further growth for Xycarb and will make a significant contribution to the local economy and employment opportunities. It is an important milestone for Xycarb that is also making future investments possible.