TTS has started on the construction of its new company premises. A doubling of the number of employees, a strongly-growing international client base, a quadrupling of turnover in the space of ten years and the desire to lead in service provision and innovation comprise the reason for the move. The modern, completely energy-neutral building of 6,000 m2 in size will be erected in the Gouwe Park industrial estate in Moordrecht, right in the bustling heart of the Randstad, and strategically situated at the Dutch A20/A12 intersection. After ten successful years at the Coenecoop business park in Waddinxveen, the expectation is that TTS will move in March 2019.
New services, a step up in speed and efficiency
In recent decades, TTS has grown enormously in terms of digitally-printable textile media for visual communication, digital sublimation paper and silk-screen transfer paper. The new building gives TTS room to continue satisfying the demand and to grow still further in this. There will be room for bringing certain production stages in-house, such as the wrapping and cutting of paper and textiles in accordance with the client’s wishes. And thereby, clients will find that TTS is a one-stop-shop from now on. In the new sample production facility, clients will be provided with samples more quickly and easily, which will further benefit the service provision. New too is the demo room, with various Mimaki printers, Monti calendars and transfer presses. Here, TTS can test new products and bring them to market faster. Besides that, a loading dock ensures that containers and goods vehicles can be handled more quickly and efficiently.
TTS attaches great importance to sustainability, and is therefore making its new building completely energy-neutral. This is made possible through the application of underfloor heating, air circulation with heat exchangers and very good insulation in combination with solar panels. In total, the building has a surface area of 6,000 m2: 5,000 m2 of warehouse/commercial space twelve metres in height and 1,000 m2 of office space and demo space.
Anticipating future developments and demand
With the new building, TTS will be ready for the future. Floris Jan van den Heuvel, Director of TTS: “We expect that the market for digital textile printing will continue to grow worldwide. Particularly in segments like retail and stand construction, more and more textiles will be used for the decor. But companies which print textiles for the fashion or interior design segments are also moving over to digital production. Beyond that, the applications for digital sublimation printing are continuing to grow in the market for promotional items. Think in terms of mugs, hand towels, key cords and floor mats. Since we will have more storage capacity and an efficient warehouse in our new building, we can operate more quickly and at lower costs, and respond to the growing demand from the market.”