Client testimonial 'Atradius'
Managing Director Christophe Cherry from credit insurer Atradius on cooperation with Beddeleem: “Beddeleem’s entrepreneurial approach was the decisive factor”
In 2017, credit insurer Atradius moved its Belgian head office and corporate headquarters in Namur to the Avenue Prince de Liège. Christophe Cherry, Managing Director of Atradius Belgium and Luxembourg, called on Beddeleem for the design of the new office walls, doors and custom-made furniture.
Atradius is a specialist in the field of credit insurance, debt collection and suretyship. The international group is present on every continent, with 160 offices in more than 50 countries. 3,700 employees generate sales of more than € 1.8 billion. In 2015, Atradius celebrated its 90th anniversary.
Atradius’ new Belgian head office in Namur accommodates over 280 employees in an area covering 6,000 m².
To complete the building work Beddeleem provided 1,400 m² JB 2000 system walls, including 400 m² glass walls of type JB SKY and JB 4000. In addition, all plasterboard walls and JB DOOR (FIX & BLOK) door units were installed for the showers, the PC room and the conference rooms. Painting the various spaces provided the final touch to the rest of the building.
Beddeleem also supplied quality design furniture made-to-measure: a desk at the entrance, a kitchenette on every floor, and in the cafeteria an industrial kitchen with counter, furniture for cutlery, fridge, etc.
Managing Director Christophe Cherry was personally involved in the offices' interior design and, consequently, in cooperation with Beddeleem. “The very first contact with Hendrik Daneels of Beddeleem was excellent. As co-owner, he is a genuine entrepreneur. Right away I sensed the great ambition of Beddeleem. Their enthusiasm for our project was immense. They radiated ‘entrepreneurship’ and this was the decisive factor.”
“Beddeleem’s project manager proved to be a partner who listened to our wishes but also came up with his own ideas. For example, they helped us with the design of the project. They certainly provided added value in terms of the quality custom-made furniture.”
“The quality of the system walls is exceptional. In-house local production in Belgium certainly plays a role in this. The installation went really well too and was on time. I will definitely recommend Beddeleem,” concludes Christophe Cherry.