"Creativity requires space and structure"
Since our establishment in 1826, we at IBENA have had a strong connection to the city of Bocholt. Even after moving production to Rhede (a neighbouring town about 6 km away from Bocholt) in the 1990s, in order to meet the requirements set by the technical textiles division, we chose to leave the management for the home textiles division based in Bocholt. Since then, all administrative matters for the home textiles division have been bundled together and based in small premises in Bocholt.
Working at close quarters has its advantages: it provides a creative atmosphere and allows employees to share and discuss ideas.
Because our Rhede and Bocholt teams work together on a regular basis, we are able to encourage synergy transfers between the divisions, giving IBENA a considerable competitive advantage.