The issue of sustainability is also high on the agenda in the construction industry. In all segments the focus is on new products and more efficient construction methods. This trend is also noticeable in industrial construction. In the development process, we strive to make our industrial buildings as light as possible to avoid excessive material use. Steel is by nature a sustainable material that can be recycled at any time and that lasts at all times. And during the production process we aim to generate as little waste as possible. As a builder of industrial buildings, Frisomat attaches great importance to sustainability. New developments contribute to better products with a lower environmental impact, also in the field of transport. Our engineers continuously focus on the efficient use of the available resources. For example, they develop profiles from thinner steel that is nevertheless capable of withstanding the same forces. They are just as strong, but have a lower environmental impact. Cold rolled profiles are by nature lightweight and easily stackable, which allows for the efficient loading of trucks and containers. A full truck contains approximately 600 square metres of building. A sustainability strategy eventually also brings added value to companies that erect new buildings. Sustainability is in any case a long-term investment. A customer who invests in high-quality insulating panels will see this investment being paid back by energy costs savings. In addition, our buildings have a long life cycle. A good example are the buildings from the early years which are still in use, or buildings in extreme weather conditions, such as in Russia or Africa. Eventually that is also what clients of industrial buildings expect: an investment that proves sustainable in the long term. We are a company that imports natural stone, mainly from Asia, China, Vietnam, India and Brazil. Everything arrives in containers from the ports of Zeebrugge or Antwerp. The goods are stored here and then shipped to suppliers and contractors according to the customer’s requirements. We expanded because of the lack of space. Most of the goods come from China or Vietnam, and in the winter we need slightly more space to store everything, because in the summer there is great demand for swifter delivery to customers. We also needed more space to store the new products that were added. We chose this type of construction because it could be erected quickly and because of its lightweight structure. It is also rapidly expandable. Suppose you need slightly more capacity within one or two years, you can easily expand the existing structure.