Smart and clean factory
Van Raam's new bicycle factory is sustainable, smart and clean. On 13,500 square metres there are 25 closed soil sources, each 130 meters deep, heat pumps, more than 1,784solar panels, triple glazing and an 18-centimetre thick concrete floor with underfloor heating. There is also a lot of investment in innovation, special parts are developed in the factory itself and, for example, made in-house using a 3D printer.
Van Raam has already won several innovation and sustainability awards with the new factory. Nevertheless, the construction of this ultramodern, clean factory is not only inspired by environmental concerns. The maker of the special needs bicycles is constantly adapting. Marnix Kwant tells the Gelderlander: "We want people to move independently for as long as possible in a sustainable way. Then it's awfully bad if you produce in a non-sustainable way.”
You can read more about Van Raam's smart and clean factory on the special construction page.
New Van Raam building