I recently had the pleasure of visiting our brand new EMEA office in Rotterdam for its opening ceremony. The windows were gleaming, kitchen stocked, desks organized and departments relocated – our office was ready for show time. The new office is as beautiful as it is transparent and big; a 20,000 square-foot space on the top floor of the new Gedempte Zalmhaven 4k office tower, it doubles the number of work spaces in an open, collaborative and stimulating work environment. To kick off its official opening, Mendix CEO Derek Roos was honored to welcome Rotterdam Mayer, Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb to share the occasion.
The new office was packed with customers, partners, and employees as Derek gave his opening speech, reminiscing about the early days of Mendix: a good idea, a long to-do list, and an adhoc meeting in a modest Rotterdam student room. Contrasting today’s Mendix – an innovative technology leader with business worldwide, continuing to outgrow its space, and now with a shiny new office with a view of the Rotterdam Harbor and the famed Erasmus Bridge.
The Mayor of Rotterdam congratulated Mendix on its new office and took a moment to show his appreciation for Mendix that choose to do business in Rotterdam. “It strengthens the image of Rotterdam as an innovative city with knowledge-intensive employment opportunities.” With the push of a big red button, Mayor Aboutaleb and Derek Roos officially opened the new office by uncovering our brand new logo: a sharp new look for a company ready for its next chapter.
Next up is our Boston Headquarters – similarly to Rotterdam we have also outgrown our space in Boston’s Innovation District and will be expanding that office in the coming months as well. Stay tuned!