Ventac Group is a leading provider of innovative ventilation and noise control solutions for industrial vehicles and buses. Based in Ireland, they provide a comprehensive service that includes development, design and testing for manufacturers across the world.
Ventac chose the High Tech Automotive Campus (HTAC) in Helmond, the Netherlands, for their European support office.
“We’ve built up a highly successful business over the last 40 years and we have strong business relationships in mainland Europe,” said Darren Fortune, Managing Director at Ventac. “We were working on projects in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic so we knew about the campus. Geographically, it’s the perfect location in Europe with easy access by air and road.”
“Setting up in the Netherlands was relatively straightforward for us,” said Fortune. “We already had experience of doing business there and we knew some good people. The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) and Brabant Development Agency (BOM), in particular, helped us on the legislative side.”
“To be successful in the Netherlands, you need a good partner to help you understand the culture and develop your strategy,” concluded Fortune. “I enjoy working with the Dutch because they are friendly yet direct.”