The Rotterdam branch of De Boer Isolatiewerken B.V. started out on the Boezemsingel, from there it moved to the Waalhaven, and then on to Barendrecht half way through 1987. After the management buy-out, Thermatras® set up its production unit in Oud-Beijerland, which doubled in size after a few years.
This expansion combined with space restrictions in Oud-Beijerland prompted the decision to consider looking for a new building. This would allow for optimum use of the entire business premises in terms of both lay out and business activities. A location for new premises was found in Barendrecht at Vaanpark 4. In May 2009, it was duly occupied.
Industrial park Vaanpark 4 is particularly easy to access. It lies directly adjacent to the A29 highway (Rotterdam – Zierikzee) and by taking exit 20 (Barendrecht / Heerjansdam / Carnisselande) within no time you will be in Vaanpark 4. Its location on the A29 also offers a perfect connection to the ‘Rotterdamse Ruit’ (the A16, A4, A20 and A15 junction). The Hoeksche Waard and areas beyond are easily reached via the Heinenoord Tunnel.
Thermatras®’ modern premises comprise two storeys. The ground floor consists of approx. 1,000 m2 of production area combined with a small stockroom and despatch section. Both the working environment and technical equipment, are modern and cutting edge. This makes for the most efficient possible production processes, optimising product quality, lead time and capacity.
On the first floor there are a number of offices and meeting rooms as well as the company canteen, the presentation room and the training room. Positioning the canteen on the first floor was a conscious decision aimed at enhancing the interaction and development of the whole Thermatras® team. Production and office personnel have personal contact with each other in this way, encouraging mutual relationships and involvement.
The modern presentation and training rooms are fitted with up to date audiovisual equipment so that both internal and external staff can be trained. In this way product knowledge is effectively improved.