Tuesday 19 October was a black day for Takii Europe. A major fire has destroyed their branch in Sint Annaland (NL). Fortunately, no one was injured, but the facility’s property and (seed) inventory were utterly destroyed, writes Harm Custers, head of marketing at Takii Europe.
In no time, everything was on fire. The fire brigade was quickly on-site and spent a long time extinguishing the fire. A ruin was left: unbelievable how quickly a fire can spread, and with what power and heat! It has a lot of impact, especially on employees on site. Suddenly, there is no longer a trusted, safe workplace, and many valuable possessions are lost. Feelings of helplessness, sadness, and worry are left.
"Fortunately, from all sides, people sympathize with our colleagues in Zeeland and other locations, supporting us all to cope with this situation. We experience great involvement and solidarity among our staff. Again we are showing our ability to recover from stress and hardship! The facilities in Sint Annaland will be rebuilt, agreements with our production partners continue, and we are working on solutions where shortages have arisen. Fortunately, our head office in De Kwakel can continue to operate at full capacity, and we can largely deliver all orders to our customers," Harm wrote.