Soenen Golfkarton builds hyper-modern plant in Lanklaar
Green light for the construction of a new factory in Lanklaar
The Limburg provincial authorities have given the green light: Soenen Golfkarton can build a new factory on the former Bekaert site in Lanklaar. At the end of 2008, Bekaert, a steel wire producer closed its doors at Siemenslaan. “After the closure of Bekaert, the 18.5-hectare site was bought by the Soenen family”, says Inge Moors (CD&V), deputy for spatial planning. “Under their impulse, the old company buildings were demolished and the site was remediated. Today the province is issuing the permit for the construction of a hyper-modern factory for the production of corrugated cardboard.”
More than a hub
In 2011 we announced that the Limburg site would serve as a logistics hub for Dutch and German customers. Those plans have since been adjusted. “At the time, the building height on the industrial estate in Lanklaar was legally limited”, explains Flemish minister and Mayor of Dilsen-Stokkem Lydia Peeters (Open Vld). “We changed that in 2015. Naturally, we are very pleased that the company can now get the ball rolling on the construction of its new site.”
250 employees wanted
Our new facility, the most modern of its kind in Europe, should open its doors in late 2022. The total built-up area will be 113,000 m2. Once fully operational, the site will accommodate 250 employees.