Everlam has opened its new Center of Competence in Mechelen, Belgium.

The building hosts a unique combination of the company’s commercial headquarters, research and development laboratory and technical center. It is designed as an open space to accelerate collaborative shared work, create stronger synergies and foster innovation across the entire company, according to the announcement. Centrally located in Europe, it offers easy access and great facilities for welcoming and training customers and partners.

“The Everlam Center of Competence is a new milestone in the company’s development. Conceived as an open space, it benefits fluid exchanges between teams and reflects what Everlam is about: a service-oriented, innovative and entrepreneurial company,” says Greg Parekh, Everlam chairperson. “A brand new laboratory fitted with state-of-the-art equipment sits in its center, which is a strong statement of the importance of research and development and innovation in the company’s strategy. Everlam is a smart company that shakes the laminated safety glass market and we will continue investing in it.”

“Everlam’s massive investment in people and facilities is giving us the key assets to address market needs, remain close to our customers and deliver the highest quality operations, products and services,” adds Harald Hammer, CEO. “Led by a strongly committed multinational leadership team that shares one vision for the company, Everlam is driven to pursue on its growth path and focus on strengthening its position as a major market player.”