You may have driven past the prison without knowing that Eskens Group BV is opposite. This international company is hidden behind the front door of the building on Distributieweg with the gray facade and the yellow-blue logo. Eskens specializes in, among other things, paint mixers. In addition to being an expert and market leader in their field, Eskens is also an innovative and colorful employer at Alphen.
If you have ever had mixed paint at Gamma or Praxis, there is a good chance that the paint is mixed by a machine that Eskens delivers and maintains. Eskens consists of several divisions, including a department for paint mixers, paint shakers and mixers. Eskens’ customers are manufacturers, wholesalers, painters and DIY stores.
Eskens as an employer
Eskens Group BV is an international company with 118 employees in branches in the Netherlands, England, France and Belgium. Every day, about 50 people work at Eskens in Alphen aan den Rijn, both internally and in the field. One of them is color specialist Nadja Schouten. She tells what it is like to work in Eskens: “Here you get a lot of freedom. No one looks at me to see if I’m done with it or how I’m doing my job. There is no strict hierarchy and one can really think along. The management tells them how they want something, but asks the employees what we think. They see us as the specialists, and that’s how we treat each other. ”
Besides a lot of freedom, what else is nice about working at Eskens? Nadja does not have to think about it for long: “It is definitely the atmosphere that feels like in a family business. As a newcomer, you do not necessarily come here in a made-up bed, but in a warm bath. We work hard, but we also have a lot of fun together. There is a large bar where we eat an extensive lunch. Every afternoon there are some people playing a game of pool or darts. We hold barbecues every year and go to events in Alphen together. I also really like the workplace. It has recently been completely renovated. The office has now got a cool look due to the industrial lamps and the black steel doors. ”
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Nadja is also enthusiastic about the career opportunities at Eskens: “I started here five years ago as a service coordinator and had the opportunity to specialize as a color specialist. Of course, I have worked hard for that myself, but Eskens also gave me confidence and space to learn the subject. I’m still very happy about that. No two days are the same, I love that. ”
Within Eskens, there are ongoing vacancies within technology, trade and support. For example, there are currently vacancies for MarCom specialist, HR Manager and Service Coordinator.
Rich history and innovation for the future
Eskens has been an Alphen company for 38 years now, but the story of Eskens goes back much further. The company was founded in Amsterdam in 1898 by Theodoor Simon Eskens. His initials are still in the logo. The company was originally a trading company for raw materials in the industry. The Eskens Group now consists of several companies and divisions: toning solutions, process solutions and customized solutions.
Eskens does not stand still when it comes to innovations in sales, service and maintenance of paint mixers. And we look even further. For example, the company has a patent on a system that allows customers to put together their personal cosmetic product in-store and online. This innovation, flexibility and creativity characterize Eskens. Over the last 124 years, the company has grown into a professional, international organization. However, the atmosphere is still a family business, where there is heart for both customer and employee.
Would you like to know more about Eskens or are you interested in one of their vacancies? Contact Remko Burggraaf firstname.lastname@example.org or 06-15901190.