VMI Celebrated 70 Years
For VMI, 2015 was a special year. Founded in September 1945, VMI celebrated its 70th anniversary.
One part of the celebration was the Global “Act” on 11 September. In the afternoon, all seven global VMI branches were connected live via a large video display. “Unprecedented in the entire 70-year history of our company!” as Harm Voortman, President and CEO of VMI Group, phrased it. Mr. Voortman, Guido Roncken, COO, and Arend Buter, CFO, welcomed all global branches. A compilation of videos from the seven branches was then shown to all 1200 VMI personnel worldwide, after which the Chairman of the Works Council presented Mr. Voortman with a gift from VMI personnel.
The Global “Act” was followed on 12 September by several local events at the various entities of VMI. VMI’s Family Day in Epe, when all VMI Epe personnel and their families were invited to visit the VMI factory was also a great success. The main events of the day were machine demonstrations, entertainment and a laser show of VMI’s history, all rounded out with food and beverages. VMI’s Family Day in Epe takes place every five years, and is a huge, popular celebration. This year, nearly 4000 people attended Family Day.