Huawei opens new office in Netherland

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, today celebrated the opening of a new office in Voorburg in Netherland.

The Chinese minister of commerce, Gao Hucheng, and the Dutch minister of Foreign Trade, Lilianne Ploumen, officially opened the office by cutting the ribbon. The new office reflects the rapid growth of the company in The Netherlands. Almost 250 employees will be employed at the Voorhaghe building in Voorburg.

The opening of the office in Voorburg reaffirms Huawei’s long-term commitment to The Netherlands, where the company started operations in December 2004 with a big contract with Telfort. Since then, Huawei has strengthened its position in the Dutch market and now already has over 575 employees and three offices.

The new office will help met the future needs of the company’s growing workforce. Huawei’s investment in The Netherlands is boosting the local economy and the company contributes a lot to the local society. The growth in The Netherlands is part of the expansion plan of Huawei in whole Europe where it will hire 5,500 employees during the next 4 to 5 years.

Wang Dexian, CEO, Huawei Technologies Netherlands said, “It marks the beginning of an exciting new period of development for us in The Netherlands. We have grown significantly, not only in the business-to-business environment, but also in the consumer market with our smartphones and tablets. And this growth made it necessary for us to move to a bigger office, close to our biggest customers and with good facilities for our employees.”

Gao Hucheng, minister, Ministry of Commerce of the PRC said, “Huawei’s growth and investments in The Netherlands are the result of a good corporate philosophy. At the same time the strong support from the Dutch government and trust from the Dutch society have contributed to its success. ”

Dutch minister of Foreign Trade, Ploumen said, “The opening of Huawei’s office is a new foreign investment which shows that we are open for business. Huawei is a very important Chinese investor in the Dutch market and we are happy they have decided to do even more investment in The Netherlands and provide more jobs. We hope more Chinese companies will follow their example.”

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