Riwal HQ returns

Dutch international sales and rental group Riwal Holding, has moved its corporate offices back to its historic base alongside the yards and offices of its ‘campus’ in Dordrecht’s ‘Industriegebied West’ trading estate. The holding company offices moved around seven years ago to a block on The Wilgenbos, near the river in Dordrecht's town centre.
The Wilgenbos has been Riwal Holding's home for the past 7 years

The new offices are located in an existing building on Galvanistraat at the rear of the main/original yard. However, it has been extensively refurbished to energy label A+++. All heating and warm water comes from an electric heating and cooling system. To compensate for the electricity consumption, Riwal has installed three solar panel systems, which are expected to yield annual Co2 emission savings of more than 157 tonnes. The solar energy generated will also be used to recharge the company’s electric vehicles and equipment.
The new offices

Chief executive Pedro Torres said: “Moving our office fits many of our company’s goals. This renovated building is a step up in our sustainability level, obviously very important as one of our core values. And it means taking a new step in offering a great place to work. From now on, our HQ is next to our Dutch operations, making it easier for teams to connect and intertwine."

Riwal was established in 1968 as Richards & Wallington International, the Dutch division of the UK based crane rental company. The general manager Dick Schalekamp bought the business in 1980, after the Richards and Wallington group ran into financial difficulties, renaming it Riwal in 1987. The current owner Doron Livnat and Pro-Delta began co-operating with the company from around this time, taking a 33 percent holding in the business in 2000. Livnat acquired the rest of the company’s equity in late 2012. Today Riwal is active in 14 countries, managing an aerial lift and telehandler fleet of around 20,000 units with more than 1,400 staff.