A pleasant working environment is important for feeling good about yourself and continuing to enjoy and remain enthusiastic about your work. We place enormous value on building strong team spirit and capitalize on every opportunity to take part in activities with colleagues outside normal working hours. We continuously set up new initiatives. Activities for everyone such as Picanol's 70th anniversary celebrations in 2006 and 75th anniversary celebrations in 2011 accompanied by a grand festival, the New Year's reception, info evenings with famous guest speakers, etc.
In addition, there is the annual cycling tour, the mini football tournament, quiz night and various ball sports such as volleyball and football. But you can also take part in such alternative activities as mountain biking and trout fishing with fellow employees at Picanol. Every year, we organize a St Martin's celebration for the youngsters (the St Nicholas celebration of the Westhoek). In addition, there is ample opportunity for activities organized for a good cause.
The Picanol Group has developed the conviction very early on that alone, you get nowhere. Without solidarity and a sense of duty and cooperation, one's chances of success are limited. That goes as much for companies as for individuals. It is this idea, which our founder, Charles Steverlynck had always fostered. He had an eye for the social dimension in and around his factory. He was a great promoter of several associations which have continued to this very day.