Ton Heerts

Voorwoord | Ton Heerts



It is with great pleasure that I present the book "Made in Apeldoorn". This book consists of short enthusiastic interviews with approximately one hundred exporting entrepreneurs from Apeldoorn. It shows the diversity of the Apeldoorn economy. The interviewed entrepreneurs work from the various business parks and surrounding villages belonging to the municipality of Apeldoorn and are active in many industries. 

With this book, the linked website and activities such as export drinks, we try to connect companies so that they can work more cooperative, maintain contact with each other and strengthen each other. But also share knowledge about international trade. In addition, it is of course a wonderful promotion of the beautiful Apeldoorn companies that trade both on a European level and worldwide.

In the increasing globalization, Apeldoorn has a strong economic position with a good business climate for internationally operating companies. Apeldoorn is centrally located in the Netherlands and has a nice living environment. It is the perfect place for working, living and leisure.

We have close partnership with the business community, knowledge & educational institutions and government in areas such as innovation, human capital, promotion and business climate. Made in Apeldoorn is a great result of this partnership between the Bedrijvenkring Apeldoorn (BKA), Rabobank, RCT Gelderland, Cleantech Regio Development, Saxion and the municipality of Apeldoorn.

Have fun and get inspired when reading this book. I hope to welcome you in Apeldoorn in the future to do business or just for a visit.

John Berends
Mayor of Apeldoorn