Breda, the Netherlands: Hans Lensvelt has, after merging four years ago with Gispen International Ltd, decided to buy his family company back.
The entrepreneur returns immediately from Shanghai and will be the major shareholder and creative director responsible for the artistic direction and marketing of the company.
Hans Lensvelt, entrepreneur and once-more CEO of Dutch design manufacturer Lensvelt
The shareholders of the Gispen/lensvelt Group Ltd have decided together to separate so that both companies are being able to benefit from the opportunities offered by the rapidly changing market of office furniture.
No jobs will disappear, Lensvelt has 18 employees. The current CEO, Rob Brugge (45) remains and will also participate.
Lensvelt Headquarters in Breda, the Netherlands
Lensvelt merged with Gispen International in 2006. The merge was then the best for both parties. We have been working intensively together, and at that point it was logical that we combined our production and efficiency strength.
Hans Lensvelt became the creative director of the group and worked both in Shanghai and The Netherlands to work on the brand- and product development of the Gispen/Lensvelt Group.
Lensvelt desire to buy back his old company is motivated by the changing market: “I noticed the need of small flexible companies more and more”
We can now give each customers the best attention they need!
In this market there is need for quality, design and innovation, an office manufacturer which inspire and help.
We are like no other from the free position we again have. Our motto is not for nothing
“FREE and INDEPENDENT”