New CEO – Jan Flens is handing the baton to David Engel

After 13 years leading Drake & Farrell, Jan Flens will step down as CEO and henceforth serve as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. We are very pleased to announce that David Engel has been appointed to succeed Jan as our new CEO assuming office January 2020.

David has worked in various international executive positions in the HiTech Supply Chain sector for the past 20 years, most recently as Vice President with Bertelsmann / Arvato.

We are thrilled to have David onboard.

Team Drake & Farrell wishes you a Happy Holidays

We had a nice Christmas party with Drake & Farrell colleagues yesterday evening at Hudson Zoetermeer, to look back on a wonderful 2019 and to toast on a beautiful 2020.

Team Drake & Farrell wishes you a Happy Holidays and a successful and circular 2020!

Service Logistics Summit 2019

Update construction new location

An update about the construction of our new location! The builders are currently working on the foundation of our new building. The progress is clearly visible on the aerial photo below! The site below the green line is entirely for us.

Successful meeting at Dutch Design Week

Jan Flens, Steven J. Jansen, Arie Cupedo and Thijs Bender gave a presentation about value chain partnerships and circular ambitions during the Dutch Design Week last Friday. A successful interactive program, in which the TU and KPN also gave presentations on sustainable supply chains and product design. We have made valuable connections and were happy to be present. Thanks to Delft University of Technology and KPN for the invitation!

 

Drake & Farrell main sponsor of Service Logistics Summit

On November 14 the 23rd edition of the Service Logistics Summit will be held at the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. The Service Logistics Summit focuses on developments in service logistics, and is focusing on circularity and sustainability this year. Drake & Farrell is the main sponsor of this event and Jan Flens will award the SLF graduation prize to one of the 8 candidates.

For more information about the summit, visit the Service Logistics Forum website; SLF programme 2019.

Prevention staff at Drake & Farrell

Last week four employees attended a course to become a prevention officer. Prevention staff supports the organization in taking care of daily safety and health. Prevention staff identify possible risks of the work, propose improvements and evaluate the policies pursued as set out in the risk inventory and evaluation (RI&E). This is one of the ways we deal with safety within Drake & Farrell.

NFC business cards

Drake & Farrell will use NFC business cards from now on. On these cards ‘near field communication’ technology can be used to put data on a telephone that is normally stated on a paper business card. Because we no longer need to print business cards for our employees, we ensure that we use less paper. This is one of the ways in which we try to contribute to a better environment.

Festive act at first pile of new construction for Drake & Farrell

During a festive gathering today, Jan Flens and his father laid the first pile for the development of our new building in Bleiswijk. This new building is becoming larger, which means Drake & Farrell is able to use 15,000 m2 instead of 10,000 m2. More office space will also be created. The new location of Drake & Farrell will be at Snelliuslaan 13 and is approximately 800 meters away from the current location on Maansteenweg. In the coming months we will keep you informed of the development of the construction.

Practice evening for in-house emergency responders

Drake & Farrell considers safety very important. Drake & Farrell’s in-house emergency responders take a course every year to extend their certificate. In addition, the emergency response team members practice several times throughout the year to prepare for an emergency.

Yesterday evening a mutual exercise was scheduled. In this context, the in-house emergency responders have studied CPR and communication via two-way radios. For this last part, one team with instructions communicated via the two-way radio to let the other team assemble the Lego blocks. Good exercises regarding knowledge and communication!