03 June 2011

Stork moves to new head office in Utrecht

After 15 years in De Meern, Stork (STS) is moving its head office on Monday 6 June 2011 to a new location: the ‘Glazen Duo’ office building on Van Deventerlaan in Papendorp, Utrecht.

With the move to this modern building at a highly visible location next to the A2 and A12 highways, Stork is taking the next step in its ‘ONE Stork’ process; a single, central point of contact for all its customers and all the technical know-how that Stork offers. This further strengthens the proposition of Stork and offers significant benefits for customers.

The new offices at the edge of Utrecht, located directly at a major highway intersection, have a spacious and open interior. The introduction of this new-style working environment will also greatly simplify communication between people at Stork and the various departments of the company.

“We‟ve always had a wide range of technical know-how and expertise, but often these have been spread across the many operating companies at widely separated locations”, says Theo Eysink, CFO of Stork. “Bringing together all that knowledge wasn‟t always an easy task. But from now on, that‟s no longer the case. We‟re increasingly handling our projects as „ONE Stork‟, which means this move is a big step forwards. And it‟s already proving its worth in our multidisciplinary projects such as Asset Integrity Management and the complex plant shutdowns for our major customers. This relocation is an important part of that process, which is why I‟m convinced it‟s the right move.”

Stork, which recently announced the acquisition of RBG, a UK-based provider of inspection, assessment and repair services for the global energy industry, has 14,700 employees and is an international player in the field of knowledge-based Asset Integrity Management for the chemical, oil & gas and power industries.

From concept through to execution, Stork helps its customers to reduce risk, assure safety and improve environmental performance. Stork provides innovative solutions and integrates thinking and doing in the areas of Asset Integrity, consultancy, maintenance concepts, repair, renovation, new construction, relocations, services and other related complex projects.