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More Security in Coordination Centres


Every day enormous amounts of goods and commodities are traded in international production and marketing companies of multinational corporations. Huge cash flows pass through these subsidiaries without them having access to professional financial management themselves. Liquidity protection? Cost control? Debtor management? Local branches lack the structures required for these. This is why in the wake of globalization, automotive, electronics or retail groups, for example, have assigned these tasks to coordination centres. IT in the early day... Read More »

Carrefour opens its Summerdrive


What is a Summerdrive? It's very simple: it's a pop-up drive store by the sea that's open seven days a week all during the summer holidays. So if customers prefer to stay lounging on the beach instead of shuffling their way through the aisles of a store, they can simply visit and shop with their smartphones, tablets or PCs. They can then either pick up their shopping later on from the pop-up store, or they can have it delivered directly to them using the home delivery service. Summerdrive Edition 2.0 This year, the S... Read More »

Ahold and Delhaize announce intention to merge


The merger will create a complementary base of more than 6,500 stores with 375,000 associates, characterized by trusted brands with strong local identities The combination, Ahold Delhaize, will be able to serve over 50 million customers per week in the United States and in Europe Ahold Delhaize will accelerate innovation, bringing together both companies’ expertise to deliver increased value and choice for customers across its supermarket formats and online platforms The combination will bring together banners offering associates even bet... Read More »

Iconic Houses: Work in Progress: Van Wassenhove House


Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium, 1972 Designed by Juliaan Lampens Photos: Rik Vannevel History and architectural value of Van Wassenhove House One of the crucial houses designed by Belgian architect Juliaan Lampens in 1972 (completed in 1974). It was built for Albert Van Wassenhove, a teacher and a bachelor with a highly developed interest in art and culture. This house of cast concrete, wood and glass, is situated in a middle-class residential area, near the city of Ghent. Conceived as a home for one person, it is the archetype of the grot... Read More »

Raffinerie Tirlemontoise obtains the prestigious title of most reputable Belgian company


For the 5th edition of RepTrak®, Raffinerie Tirlemontoise, which has been in the top 3 for the past consecutive three years, has built on its 2014 classification and has taken 1st place. This progression is the genuine testimony of confidence from Belgian consumers to a company with local roots. In addition to its "T" brand products, the company is a household name appreciated for its superior quality and innovative nature. Over the years and following this recent rating, Raffinerie Tirlemontoise has been imposing and establishing itself as a t... Read More »

H&M has launched shop online in Belgium


H&M’s Shop Online will offer the same collections online as in-store giving customers access to a wide range of clothing and accessories including ladies, men's, teens and a full children’s line. There will also be exclusive “online-only” items available all year-round. The Shop Online launch will also include H&M Home. H&M Home brings fashion and fun to interiors with a seasonal selection of products for every room in your home. Besides great fashion collections for the entire family, H&M Home will let our customers acces... Read More »

Carrefour lends its support to people with disabilities


Touriya spent five days working in the quality department. "I visited the laboratory where food analyses are carried out (…) I took part in DUODay to find out what I was actually capable of in a real-life situation. To see how much potential I have. And also to get the motivation I need to continue looking for a job". 22 stores (10 hypermarkets, 10 Carrefour Market stores and 2 Carrefour Express stores) and the Drive Solo took part and welcomed 32 duos. 15 duos working in central services. Altogether, 47 duos received training, making Carref... Read More »

Materialise broadens the range of its software solutions by acquiring the CENAT Embedded Software Platform for Additive Manufacturing Control Systems


Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS), a leading provider of Additive Manufacturing software and of sophisticated 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, today announced the acquisition of Belgian-based CENAT, a developer of embedded computing software and solutions for additive manufacturing control systems. Materialise acquired CENAT for an upfront cash payment and will be required to make certain earn-out payments if certain conditions are satisfied. This transaction will enable Materialise to add new software solutions for qual... Read More »

Barco receives Polycom Technology Partner Innovation award


Honorees leveraged Polycom’s open application programming interfaces (APIs) and software development kits (SDKs) to test, create, and ultimately deliver new software applications and solutions that integrate with Polycom® RealPresence® Platform software. Polycom recognized partners in several categories for demonstrating unique and innovative approaches to implementing those APIs to extend the value of the Polycom RealPresence Platform and software components. “Technology partners are a key component of Polycom’s partner ecosystem. Every day... Read More »

Carrefour was awarded the Top Employers Belgium 2015


The Top Employer Institute – which operates all over the world – certifies the quality of the working conditions with which employers provide their employees. The institute uses nine criteria to assess each company, including company culture, training opportunities, careers development, etc. Carrefour Belgium has excelled in all of these key areas, and has been found to be particularly exemplary in terms of the culture that it promotes within the company and its commitment to fostering talented young people. ... Read More »

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