No two days the same
“The scope of my job is very wide-ranging, I sometimes juggle about 20 different tasks at the same time. That’s what I like about my work. One moment I am on the phone with suppliers, the next minute on the workfloor dealing with the technicians. They must be able to rely on me. The technicians’ working day starts in Veghel. The necessary materials and tools are loaded into the vans and then they get on the road to their particular project. It’s not very handy if they arrive in the north in Groningen and discover something vital is missing…..
Contact with the workshop
Carlo has contact with every level of the company, but can usually be found in the workshop. Receiving incoming goods, and unpacking these materials, is now part of my area of responsibility, Carlo explains. “Our newly opened production plant is much bigger than before – both the area it covers and the physical distance between the offices and the workpfloor are considerably larger. So that means a bit more exercise for me each day”, he winks. “But contact with the workfloor remains a crucial factor. It’s an opportunity to keep my ears close to the ground and hear things that are really helpful when ordering certain material from our suppliers.”
Close ties with suppliers
“We are very loyal to our suppliers. Switching to someone else because they are cheaper – no, that is just not our style… We have enjoyed very close ties with some of our suppliers since the establishment of IVS back in 1985. Reliability, quality and expertise – including specifically of our products – are key arguments in our business relationships.”