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Steril Group opens expanded global HQ

28 April 2022

THE STERTIL Group has officially opened the expansion of its global headquarters located at Kootstertille in the Netherlands.

The new expansion comprises 7500m2  of additional production and office space and is a significant step in the Group’s €multi-million investment in its facilities around the world.

Three business divisions operate within the Group: Stertil Koni supplies and supports heavy-duty vehicle lifts to simplify industrial and commercial vehicle maintenance, repair and servicing; Stertil Dock and Door Products supplies and installs high quality innovative loading bay equipment; and Stokvis Service provides a comprehensive network of service engineers to support users of Stertil equipment in the local Dutch market.

The official opening of the new expansion was performed by Mr A A M Brok, the Commissioner to the King for the Frisian Province. Speaking at the ceremony, he cited Stertil as an example of how entrepreneurship, innovation and vision go hand in hand with strong ties to the local community of Friesland.

Brok also expressed his pride on behalf of the municipality. “Stertil has experienced many developments and economic crises over the years, but its wings have spread and the company is now active all over the world. With today's expansion, Stertil is even more anchored in the region. This anchoring creates a connection with the community. We should perhaps be a little more proud of our larger companies, and Stertil is one of them. They deserve to be in the spotlight not only today but also tomorrow and in the days to come.”

Ulbe Bijlsma, president and CEO of the Stertil Group, said: “This new expansion to our headquarters, involving an investment of €6.5 million, is the result of a number of developments. The most important is the need for extra space to facilitate future growth, improving efficiency and contributing to Stertil’s sustainability.

“This sustainability is echoed in the design of our expansion with almost 1100 solar panels, optimal building insulation and central heating water heat pump technology. Also, an efficient layout requires less internal transportation using our modern fleet of electric forklift trucks.”