This year’s annual party for all the employees of VDM - including the partners - the warehouse was turned into a real festival area with several food trucks, a DJ Booth in a Volkswagen and so on. The jubilarians Ernst Bon en Nico Zevenbergen were honoured for their 12,5 work anniversaries and Simon had a warm word for three pensionados. “Thanks for your loyalty, thanks for everything and remember, retiring doesn’t mean that we will lose sight, because you are part of this big family and we will surely meet at staff parties in the future.” Simon van der Mark stated once more that VDM is as strong as it is right now particularly because of the committed employees. “So we must support one another. If we join hands like we have been doing for centuries, we can remain the best in our business.” It was a memorable evening and everyone went home with a good feeling and a beautiful bunch of flowers as a mark of appreciation for the long term efforts.