June 26, 2013
ICT solution provider Huawei closes deal to open new offices in Voorburg
Huawei Technologies Benelux will be expanding its activities in the Netherlands and opens a new office in Voorburg, near The Hague. Recently an agreement to rent approximately 2780 sqm in the Voorhaghe office building located at Stationsplein 4-6 in Voorburg was signed.
Huawei’s Benelux headquarters are in Amsterdam, but they have chosen to open a new office in Voorburg in order to be close to clients such as KPN and T-Mobile, both with headquarters in The Hague. The offices in Voorburg were chosen for their easy accessibility by car and public transportation, as well as proximity to shops and amenities in the Voorburg center. During the selection process, Huawei was actively supported by the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) as well as the WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency (WFIA) and the advisors of Steenworp. Real estate agents of COG Makelaars, located in The Hague, finalized the transaction details on behalf of the owners of Voorhaghe, Dutch Active Fund Propco Inc.
“We are very pleased with the new location. For us it is important to be close to our customers. We had outgrown our offices in The Hague and started looking for new options. The support of the NFIA as well as the WFIA ensured our success in this regard.” Mr. Simon Xin, CEO Huawei Technologies Benelux.
Alderman van Ostaijen (Economic Affairs) is happy with the arrival of Huawei in Voorburg’s Stationsplein area. “The municipality of Leidschendam-Voorburg has been working hard on creating an attractive, green residential city with amenities and a good investment climate for businesses. The Stationsplein is an attractive and easily accessible office location given that the public transport system is on its way to being well established. Huawei’s decision for this particular location confirms this goal. Furthermore, the presence of a new company is a positive development for local businesses in the Herenstraat.”
Huawei Technologies Benelux
Huawei is a private Chinese company founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei, with headquarters in Shenzhen. The company has become one of the major players in the field of information and communication technology, and supplies telecommunication networks, data networks, cloud computing services and devices, such as tablets and smartphones. Huawei works with and addresses the needs of telecom operators, enterprises and consumers.
Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA)
The NFIA was established in order to advise and assist foreign companies wishing to establish themselves in the Netherlands. The Netherlands, because of its favorable business climate, is a strategic location from which to expand into the European market. The NFIA is an agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and works closely with the WFIA.
Steenworp location advisors
Steenworp location advisors for the Haaglanden region advise companies that are planning to move to another location within The Hague region. This includes start-up companies wishing to establish themselves in the region. Its purpose is to encourage, and where relevant, strengthen, the employment opportunities within the region.
WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency (WFIA)
The WFIA assists international companies in establishing, expanding or relocating their operations to West Holland. The WFIA was founded in 2000 by the cities of The Hague, Leiden, Delft and Zoetermeer and the Chamber of Commerce of The Hague and the Haaglanden. The municipality of Lansingerland joined in December 2008. The WFIA is also supported by the Province of South Holland.