On Thursday May 15 more than 100 invitees visited the Open Manufacturing Campus at the occasion of the foundation stone laying ceremony of the renovation works of the 2 OMC halls, offering more than ten thousand square meters of space. These will be available for new OMC partner companies later this year. For this purpose the offices and production space will be first renovated and the latter will be dividable on a 5×5 m2 grid flexibly such that companies can start-up optimally here, but can also further grow easily within these halls. The enthusiastic team consisting of Marc Corthout (OMC), Kris Vreys (IOK), Inge Bruynooghe (Philips), Hans Nicasy (Peira), Johan Verbruggen (SPK) en Inge Rijcken (Randstad) explained to our guests the OMC project and their role in this.
Flemish Prime Minister Kris Peeters laid the virtual foundation stone by signing the memorial board fort his event and addressed the invitees. The OMC project fits within the New Industrial Policy of Flanders and can become the growth pole and meeting place for Factories of the Future, such that new industrial employment can be built up in the wider region.