Finally, the date arrived, April 8th the award ceremony of the “Flevopenningen 2016”. The ceremony of the “Flevopenningen 2016 innovation award” was led by Hans de Graaf, director SME ING Netherlands, director of ING Netherlands Business. He was particularly impressed by the clear vision, mission and strategy of VABO on innovation in all parts of the business. Out of all the nominees in the innovation category, VABO Composites was voted as the winner of the Flevo Innovation Medal 2016.
VABO was chosen because of new developments in composites including the bucket loader (for this VABO won the JEC Award in Paris last year) and certified composite ship- doors and hatches that are already applied to several new ships. Both prime examples of innovative developments.
In the presence of, among others Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen and the King's Commissioner Leen Verbeek the entrepreneur’s prizes were awarded. The presentation of the “Flevopenningen” gala in save hands with Lucille Werner.