TechPro, a leading provider of video, audio and lighting services for the live events industry has announced its first site in Continental Europe, with the opening of a newly built 2000 sq. ft. warehouse and office unit in Ridderkerk, close to the city of Rotterdam.
Although long in the planning, the potential for logistical disruption following Brexit helped TechPro’s management team with their decision to open up in the Netherlands and mitigate any impact on the company’s ability to meet growing demand for European-based live events.
TechPro Director Rob Stokes, commented: “UK-based event agencies rely on TechPro to deliver truckloads of AV equipment throughout Europe with smooth efficiency.
With over 60% of our work now taking place at event venues throughout the EU and beyond, our new branch in the Netherlands will allow us to continually meet our client’s expectations, whilst removing any future concerns for logistical disruption or potentially costly import/export legislation.
“Our presence in Europe is an investment in a practical solution to the as yet unknown challenges ahead and not only demonstrates our commitment to our clients, but shows we are fully prepared, whatever the final outcomes over the next few days, weeks or months.
“Ridderkirk is a fantastic location and very early on in the procurement process it felt like the natural choice for TechPro, being less than a 10 minute drive to major local highways heading east, west or south and only a 30 minute drive from the port of Rotterdam.
“We are built on a process driven approach through all the stages of our supply chain and the infrastructure of the EU branch will be aligned to the same, exacting processes we operate at our UK head office in Tamworth.
“An always on VPN connection allows for seamless IT infrastructure between our two offices and ensures that our teams, whether working out of the UK or in the Netherlands are perfectly aligned and our services are delivered identically
“This move into Europe gives our clients confidence that we can continue to provide the same flawless delivery of live events they have come to expect from TechPro, with the risk of any logistical disruption removed.
“Our clients choose to partner with TechPro, safe in the knowledge we’re prepared for every eventuality. We’re renowned for offering our client’s solutions and that is how we have approached the expected departure of the UK from the European Union.
“We are now firmly and officially established in the Netherlands, having already made many good local contacts. We are confident that our expansion will provide our clients with continued assurance of service and help us engage more closely with live event agencies across Europe.”
“Uw vertrouwde partner voor vlekkeloze leveringen van live evenementen” – as the Dutch would say!