Office expansion aims to boost efficiency
Hamlet Protein, multinational producer of soy-based protein ingredients for young animals, opened its new global headquarters in Horsens, Denmark. The office expansion allows the company to integrate all departments in one fully owned building and is expected to drive efficiency and effectiveness of Hamlet Protein’s internal operations.
Before COVID-19 struck, working from home was unusual in most organizations. Just like in any other organization, Hamlet Protein had to rethink the role of the office during the pandemic, and for the current situation where restrictions are being lifted.
“Shareholders and the board approved the investment in the headquarter office, as we feel it is another important step in Hamlet Protein’s growth journey,” said Kjeld Johannessen, chairman of the board. “Even though working from home has become common practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, we see a positive impact from bringing teams together under one roof.”
The new headquarters includes the latest technology in videoconferencing, areas for informal discussions, large meeting rooms and improved insulation techniques to further reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
“Despite the abundance of available online communication tools, we believe in the importance of in-person communication,” said Erik Visser, CEO at Hamlet Protein. “Getting our people together under one roof will drive communication, creativity and networking. This will ultimately lead to a more successful organization.”