Aw jeez, I was thinking I might find Recticel headquartered in
a building with a foam exterior. Why? Polyurethane foam is the
main business of this company with revenues of 1.2 billion euros
and 11,000 employees. You know that mattress you sleep on or
car seat you plop down in? It might contain Recticel's foam.
Headquarters are two floors in a five-story office building built
in 1987. The backside of the building butts up to a passing freeway.
Super nice Ingrid Van Paemel, assistant to Managing Director
Luc Vansteenkisye, answers my questions. It's a small head office
staff with only 14 here. Employee parking is free with covered
parking for cyclists, smoking in offices is optional, there's
no formal dress code and no corporate art collection. You're
on your own as far as lunch but employees do have use of a break
room with kitchen. Why has Recticel been here since 1996? It's
a central location being about halfway between downtown Brussels
and the airport with the freeway entrance only 500 meters away.
It's a mixed-use area with housing directly across the street.
Any usual employee perks? Discounts on mattresses. Managing Director
Vansteenkisye occupies a second floor corner office and no I
don't find any foam furniture. The view out his window? The parked
cars on the street.
Company website: www.recticel.com