‘Samenwerkende Bedrijven Drenthe’ will include about 20 companies, and will look at questions such as sustainability, circularity, and innovation
About twenty companies from Drenthe have joined forces to ensure that they remain internationally competitive. Together they hope to keep their staff on board and to be able to improve sustainability together.
The companies include Smurfit Kappa and Avebe, both large employers in the Province, reports RTV Drenthe.
“Within ten years, an aging population means that more than 70 percent of the current workforce will no longer be employed at the company where they now work. The supply of technical talent is therefore increasingly crucial,” says Gideon Werner of Smurfit Kappa.
According to Werner, companies must continue to innovate to be internationally competitive. Not only in the field of product innovation, but also, for example, innovation in the field of raw materials and energy consumption.
In Drenthe, more than 11 percent work in industry. In Emmen, Coevorden, Beilen; Meppel and Hoogeveen, companies produce large numbers of semi-finished products and plastics for further manufacture, too.
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