Schiphol Central Business District is not an address that you choose at random. You choose it because it adds something to your enterprise. The variety of businesses located here is as diverse as the reasons for making this choice. There is one common denominator, however: successfully conducting business is something you do at a location that offers everything you need to excel.
Cargill: non-stop to head office in Minneapolis
Cargill supplies food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services to the entire world. In 2013, three Dutch offices merged and Schiphol Central Business District was chosen. The 500 employees work in The Outlook, an ultramodern office building. In addition to the premises, the location at the airport is the main reason to be here. Financial director Bert van de Plas: ‘Schiphol radiates the same international character that Cargill has. The good accessibility and connections are very important to us. We can easily receive our international clients here. Plus, there are non-stop flights to Minneapolis, which is where our head office is located.’
Randstad Nederland: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Randstad has had an office at Schiphol for many years. Marjolein Ten Hoonde, Labour Market director: ‘We’re in The Base, a contemporary building that is all about flexible working. It suits us perfectly. Schiphol is where people, transport and work go together. It’s an internationally-oriented mini-city that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Consequently, there is always a need for personnel. That’s what makes it such an attractive business location for Randstad.’
Smurfit Kappa: Location emphasises strategic course
Smurfit Kappa is opening the International Customer Experience Centre in The Base. The global packaging titan has set a new strategic course that involves giving customers access to product innovations: a pioneering concept in the packaging industry. The backbone of the new strategy is a network of Customer Experience Centres in the key markets. The International Customer Experience Centre at Schiphol is the central point of this network. Smurfit Kappa chose the site for its excellent facilities and the location, which is just as easily accessible to customers from Almere (NL) as it is to those from Lithuania. Or Argentina.