ADJ celebrates 20 years in Europe

The ADJ Group of Companies is celebrating the 20th anniversary of ADJ Europe.

The company’s European operation began trading in 2002 and has since grown to be a significant player within the region’s professional lighting industry.

As part of the festivities – delayed from last year due to uncertainty over the global pandemic – ADJ’s European headquarters in Kerkrade, the Netherlands, was visited last week by dignitaries from the local municipality who were excited to tour the company’s existing facility and hear of plans for a substantial extension that is about to begin construction. 

“20 years is a real milestone and something we are pleased to celebrate with our colleagues as well as the local community and wider industry,” commented ADJ Europe’s Sales Director, Sebastian Mobers.

“Having worked for ADJ Europe for more than 16 years, in various roles, I have witnessed firsthand the company’s rapid growth. From what was still a fledgling enterprise when I joined at the beginning of 2007, it has matured into a large organisation with a fantastic team, purpose-built facility, and a great reputation.

Such an anniversary is a good opportunity to look back on all that has been achieved so far but also to look to the future, and we have exciting plans for further growth over the coming months.”

Last Friday, Kerkrade’s Alderman For Economic Affairs (Wethouder Economische Zaken), Alexander Geerts, and Domain Urban Development and Management (Domein Stedelijke Ontwikkeling en Beheer), Ralph Wijckmans, visited ADJ’s European headquarters to participate in the 20th-anniversary celebrations, for a tour of the premises, and to hear of plans for expansion of the facility.

Construction will begin this week on an extension to the building that will significantly expand the company’s warehousing space and QC department to allow for quicker order processing even as demand continues to increase. 

“Europe is a significant market for ADJ and one that continues to grow,” explained Toby Velazquez, President of the ADJ Group of Companies.

“We have a wonderful team of skilled and passionate individuals at ADJ Europe who together make a truly winning team.

“I would like to personally thank them all for their hard work and dedication, without them, ADJ Europe would not be the success story that it undoubtedly is.

“Over the past 20 years it has been a pleasure to see the phenomenal growth of the ADJ Group of Companies in Europe and, thanks to the exciting new expansion development that is about to begin in Kerkrade, I am confident that our European operation will continue to grow and thrive over the next 20 years!”