Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert visits Landes

(press release Februari 2015)

“Defence Minister Mrs. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and Lower House Member

Henk Nijboer visiting Landes High End Machining in Emmen”

On Monday February 2, 2015, our Defence Minister Mrs. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert visited Landes High End Machining BV. The Minister was interested in visiting an innovative SME-manufacturing company which is successfully developing its export activities. In addition the Minister was interested in Landes manufacturing activities related to Dutch- and foreign defence-systems. Landes produces components for military aircraft and – helicopters like JSF, NH90, Apache, Tigre.

Mr. Herman Koning, managing director and owner of Landes gave a general presentation of the company’s activities highlighting topics as “Supplier for Defense Industries, enforcement of business relations with Defence industries, local economies, explicitly focussing on the importance of the JSF project for Landes,  pointing at running JSF-orders at Landes and actual prospects within the JSF project.

The presentation was followed by a company tour, showing the Minister the various manufacturing activities on the turning- and milling machines at Landes. The Minister demonstrated her interest by having extensive discussions with the craftsmen operating the machines. The visit was ended with a drink and a present for the Minister containing a book about the economical activities in the town of Emmen and a set of regional delights.

 

One week before, on Friday January 30, 2015, Lower House Member Mr. Henk Nijboer paid a working visit to the town of Emmen. Born in the town of Groningen and Member of the Dutch Labour Party, in the current government Mr. Nijboer is spokesman for the Finance portfolio.

Owner of Landes, Mr. Herman Koning, took care of welcoming Mr. Nijboer. In addition Mr. Koning gave a presentation about the company, current developments, local- and national politics, training and education, worries and wishes. The visit of Mr. Nijboer was finished with a factory tour.

Landes is a supplier of complex mechanical parts for high end industries. Approx. 35% of its turnover comes from Aerospace & Defence industries. In addition, parts are delivered to semiconductor industries, medical technology, sensor technology and general construction. The company employs over 50 people and is both ISO-9001 and AS-9100C certified.

For more information you are invited to contact Mr. Herman Koning, managing director of Landes High End Machining.

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