Successful signing of lease agreement with renowned VDL ETG

14 Nov 2023

We are thrilled to announce the successful signing of a lease agreement with the renowned VDL Enabling Technologies Group(ETG) Almelo. Under this strategic collaboration, VDL will be leasing 3 warehouse units of in total 43,100 sq.m. at our T-Port North Campus, located within the dynamic XL Businesspark in the municipality of Almelo, the Netherlands.

VDL ETG Almelo

In addition to logistics and warehousing, VDL ETG Almelo – one of the 100 operating companies of VDL Groep – will carry out activities such as welding techniques, sheet metal fabrication and laser cutting in their new facilities. This way, our new tenant is committed to support the local economy and maintain employment for technically skilled workers in Almelo. With the new partnership, VDL ETG will bring its expertise and experience to our  T-Port North Campus, where a vibrant community of (inter)national companies and professionals are dedicated to push the boundaries of industry standards.


In addition to Heylen Warehouses’ high standard technical specifications, the warehouse was equipped with extra high-quality insulation to create a pleasant working environment for employees and also reduce VDL’s energy costs.

The new facility is located on the XL Businesspark in Almelo, a unique AAA  location on the A35 highway with multimodal transport flows.

Strength through cooperation

«We are excited to welcome VDL ETG to our T-Port North Campus,» said Jordy Grundel, Business Development Manager at Heylen Warehouses. “VDL’s slogan «Strength through cooperation» encapsulates VDL’s values and ethos perfectly, aligning seamlessly with Heylen’s principles and vision.  This partnership promises to create a dynamic and prosperous future for both organizations.”

VDL ETG Almelo CEO Sander Verschoor expressed similar enthusiasm, stating:
«In order to meet the explosively increasing market demand, we urgently needed a considerable expansion of our production area. Therefore it is convenient to realise that growth in the immediate vicinity of our main site. The T-Port North Campus offered us the right opportunities at the right time.»

About VDL ETG Almelo

VDL ETG is a tier-one design & contract manufacturing partner for companies with a leading role in high-tech manufacturing equipment and users of advanced production lines. The range of services offered by the VDL ETG units includes engineering, prototyping and serial manufacturing of products characterised by high complexity and relatively small production numbers for e.g. the semiconductor industry, analytical instruments, medical systems and mechanisation projects. VDL ETG Almelo now employs around 1,500 people.

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