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Georgia Governor Strengthens Business Ties with The Netherlands

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Vanderlande Industries was pleased to host the Governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal, at its global headquarters in Veghel, Netherlands. The trip was part of an economic development mission which focuses on expanding and strengthening business relationships with The Netherlands. Deal was accompanied by several representatives of the Georgia Department of Economic Development including Commissioner Chris Cummiskey, as well as Michiel Peters, Global CEO of Vanderlande Industries and Ewout Cassee, President of Vanderlande in North America. A major highlight of the delegation’s trip was visiting Vanderlande’s Innovation Center, a top notch R&D, testing and training facility. At the Innovation Center customers and visitors receive a comprehensive overview of Vanderlande’s full product offering and observe live demonstrations of current solutions and capabilities.

Vanderlande Industries is a leading global supplier of baggage handling systems for airports and material handling systems for distribution, parcel and post. The company is at the forefront of material handling technology and ranks fifth in the world amongst its competitors. Vanderlande has had operations in Georgia since 1998 and has brought $1.8 billion in revenue to the state and over 400 jobs. Another major contribution to Georgia includes establishing additional manufacturing facilities and jobs. The majority of Vanderlande’s equipment for the North American market is produced in Calhoun and Dawsonville, Georgia.

Overall Dutch companies have established more than 250 facilities in Georgia, representing 27,900 jobs and $2.5 billion in investment. The Netherlands ranks fourth among European investors in Georgia. The Netherlands is the 15th largest export market for Georgia, and 19th largest import market. In 2011, the value of trade between Georgia and The Netherlands totaled $1.25 billion.

"This trip is a great opportunity to grow our relationship with the State of Georgia. So much of business is based on relationships and nothing is better than doing that in person. We wanted Governor Deal to see firsthand who we are as a company and what we bring to the state of Georgia," said Ewout Cassee.

Vanderlande Industries Inc

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