If you don’t think about the future, you cannot have one
This line of thought was, 54 years ago, one of the most important motivators to found Bolidt; to fill tomorrow with innovative applications in synthetics. 28 February 1964: two 30-year-old men decide to start and establish Bolidt Maatschappij tot Exploitatie van Kunststoffen en Bouwwerken. Both entrepreneurs formerly worked for Sikkens. One had a civil engineering background and the other was a chemist.
Now, 54 years on, that same thought remains. Here at Bolidt we think about shaping the future with synthetics as the main ingredient every day.To be able to conquer the world during the next 50 years with our innovative synthetic applications, Bolidt initiated the project AREA78 several years ago. Through modern technologies and the creation of a sensory experience, Bolidt will demonstrate its unlimited possibilities in the innovation centre. With the start of construction dreams will be realised and the fundament for new dreams will be laid.
The quay on the river De Noord will form the physical connection between the river and Bolidt. Situated at the new entry to Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Bolidt shall build new facilities, planned for completion by the end of 2018.
With a surface area of 9,500 m2, between the present Bolidt head office at the Nijverheidsweg and the river, the construction program consists of a modern logistical centre, an open-source innovation centre and a pre-fab production facility. This will all come together in two sustainable buildings, both Breeam Exellent certified.
BOLIDT INNOVATION CENTER
In the innovation centre where Bolidt's contacts can realise their dream in synthetics, Bolidt is developing, together with the exhibition architects Kossmann.dejong, a complete experience which starts in Rotterdam and takes you via the water of AREA78 to Bolidt. Visitors receive, through interactive exhibits in the building and virtual and augmented reality applications, a unique insight into Bolidt's DNA. The master plan is designed by Lüchinger Architects and the technical design is by RoosRos Architecten.