Since 1986, Ampacet decided to start investing outside of the US and this year celebrates 30 years of presence within Europe with the first investment being our production site in Messancy, Belgium. The official Celebration took place on the 17th September, 2016 at our production site.
The day began with a VIP tour for our customers, suppliers and two Belgium politicians, notably: Mr Kirsch, the Mayor of Messancy (Belgium) and Mrs Biordi, the Mayor of Aubange (Belgium) who honored our event by their presence. We also welcomed some attendees from institutions such as IDELUX from the Walloon region and some people from our local Charities that Ampacet has been supporting over the years.
The afternoon was dedicated to a family day for our employees. A real Fun Fair was put in place in the parking area where children could enjoy all of the attractions: Clowns, Balloon sculptors and a magician who entertained the children during the day.
The adults appreciated the “Camera Van Photo Booth” that was on site and various games where the guests were able to win gifts engraved with the logo “30 Years of Ampacet”.
All of the attendees made the most of a factory tour in a different but very special way going into our plant with a mini train which delighted the young and the old. After the plant tour, the families continued with a tour of our laboratory where visitors could discover how our Masterbatches are produced and some of the technical aspects of our trade.
Our food lovers could also enjoy a large variety of foods such as: French Fries, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Belgium Waffles, Pancakes, Popcorn or Cotton Candy.
More than 750 people attended this important Ampacet celebration and of course safety was one of our main priorities during the day. For this, we were able to count on the cooperation of the police, our guards on site and the Red Cross.
It was a great celebration for all and a day that we won’t forget, but most importantly:
Happy 30th Birthday Ampacet Europe!