Life at Vanderlande

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We think Vanderlande is a great place to work. But don’t just take our word for it: in this video our colleagues will tell you their stories.

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What is it like to work for Vanderlande? Discover the ‘Life at Vanderlande’ stories to learn more about our culture. Read the stories of our employees and you’ll see for yourself why Vanderlande is such a great place to work!

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Working with amazing colleagues – and the “latest and greatest” technologies

Lead Front-end Software Engineer Michael Alpas is harnessing the latest technologies to create intelligent software solutions for Vanderlande’s worldwide customers. However, job satisfaction goes beyond the digital world. He enjoys collaborating with “amazing” colleagues and praises the company’s commitment to work-life balance.

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Exciting projects and technologies bring work to life

Development Manager Ashish Madan works within Vanderlande’s Digital Service Platform, having built a team that is developing solutions for some of the planet’s most sophisticated automation projects. He now leads these passionate data engineers, data scientists and software developers in a hybrid setup, working in Pune, India and The Netherlands.

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Inspiring technology and projects make for a great working environment

Guillaume Doucet is based at Vanderlande’s Development Centre Software (DCS) in Quebec City, Canada. In his three years with the company, he’s moved from junior software developer to software architect. Guillaume enjoys a hands-on role, leading his team, working on large-scale projects and using the most advanced software technology.

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Embracing new challenges in a welcoming environment

Ruben Lelieveld joined Vanderlande about six months ago as a software architect. Great onboarding, the chance to develop leadership skills and challenging work have been genuine highlights. But it’s the people who have made the real difference, helping Ruben settle into his role.

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A great work-life balance and open culture make the difference at Vanderlande

Ashwini K S’s career has gone from strength to strength since clinching a job at Vanderlande’s Global Capability Centre in Pune five years ago. From being only the second person to join the Quality team, she now holds global roles in Quality and Business Analytics.

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From joining Vanderlande 1.5 years ago to leading in a global role

Chief Product Owner Shashank Kamerkar is responsible for the Logistic Process “agile release train”, which is deployed in Vanderlande’s warehousing business. He is full of praise for Vanderlande’s commitment to its people. Since joining the company just 1.5 years ago, he has already been promoted to a global role.

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Broadening horizons through teamwork and delivering customer satisfaction

Software expert and Formula One fan Salil Chand thinks Vanderlande has a few things in common with his favourite sport, because they both strive for technical excellence and benefit from teamplay. Salil is based at Vanderlande’s Global Capability Centre in Pune, and like Max Verstappen and his Red Bull engineers, he is always focused on delivering success.

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A great place for R&D, where everyone supports each other in a positive working culture

Namrata Kale was raised and educated in the city of Belgaum, which is home to many Indian automation companies. Perhaps it was inevitable then that Namrata would pursue a technical career. She now works at Vanderlande, and enjoys working with some of the best automation technologies in the world.

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Scaling new heights with the best technologies and learning opportunities

Trekking enthusiast Ashwini Salunkhe once undertook an 11-day journey to Everest Base Camp. Since joining Vanderlande’s Global Capability Centre in Pune, India, just over a year ago, this software architect is also scaling new heights in her career and enjoys working with cutting-edge digital technologies.

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Trust in the process and results will follow

In my role, I have three major responsibilities: firstly, to collaborate with the engineering disciplines – like electrical and mechanical engineering, integration and IT – to come to a functional solution that fulfils the customer’s requirements.

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Providing a smooth transition from project delivery to fully operational sites

Meet our colleague Floor Baas: she’s been working at Vanderlande for several years now. She has fulfilled several roles and is currently working as a Project Manager Operational Readiness. But what does that mean?

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Working in an open culture with great learning opportunities

Since joining the company in November 2021, Akshata has discovered the ultimate recipe for success – with the key ingredients including teamwork, an open working culture and many new learning opportunities.

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Working in a culture of openness and creativity

Akshay Yeolekar plays the Tabla classical Indian drums in his spare time. He’s also striking the right notes as a Deputy Manager – Data Analytics based at Vanderlande’s Global Capability Centre in Pune, India. Akshay joined the company about a year ago, after hearing first-hand that it is a great place to work.

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Our Heroes

A passion for fixing things

Daniel Aldridge has always been curious about how things tick. A curious mind and a passion for fixing things serves him well as a Vanderlande Maintenance Manager working on site for Tesco.

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Fulfilling a passion for software development

Shainu Varghese is a senior software development manager based at Vanderlande’s Global Capability Centre in Pune, India. He’s only been with the company for just over a year, but feels at home in a creative culture that serves up cutting-edge technology and encourages people to take ownership of their work.

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Always stay curious

Data Engineer, Oumayma Ajengui, describes herself as “being very curious” growing up, always wanting answers to questions. The desire to learn and solve problems now drives her to deliver the best solutions to Vanderlande’s customers.

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Young professionals making a real impact on people’s daily lives

What’s it like, working at Vanderlande as a young professional? Vi Chu and Rick Hendricksen both started their careers at Vanderlande. In this blog they share their experiences.

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From Data Analyst to Data Platform Engineer within a year

Football fan Anurag Boggavarapu is a Data Platform Engineer based at Vanderlande’s Global Capability Centre in Pune, India. Anurag believes the best soccer teams and Vanderlande have much in common, including a focus on teamwork, skills development and good management.

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Women in Engineering

Investing In Our People

Meet Sarah Charsley, Director of Service APS in the UK. She emphasises on the ways Vanderlande invests in its people. This is done in various ways, encouraging our employees to challenge themselves. In this blog she explains apprenticeships and other pathways.

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The freedom and platform to advance a great career

Data Analytics Development Manager, Charmi Patel, joined Vanderlande’s Global Capability Centre in Pune, India in December 2021. She’s thriving in the employee-driven culture and enjoys the company’s focus on staff wellbeing, professional support and sustainability.

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Moving the business forward during Major Incidents

At Vanderlande, we always put our customers first. When an incident occurs, our clients can always connect with us via our Customer Service Desk. They are an important link between different service organizations and the customers. But what happens in case of a Major Incident? Our colleague Marc Fransen tells us more.

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A great working culture, where teamwork comes first

Ganesh Kulkarni likes learning new things, which is one of the reasons why he enjoys his job as an R&D specialist based at Vanderlande’s Global Capability Centre in Pune, India. Ganesh’s “varied and exciting role” combines technical know-how and team management tasks that provide different challenges every day.

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Building a great career

Rebecca Rapthap joined the software development team at Vanderlande’s Global Capability Centre in India in 2017. She enjoys the collaborative environment and the variety of work that allows her to experiment with new and innovative technologies. It’s a job full of opportunities, which has given Rebecca the confidence to take on new challenges.

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New LGBTQ+ group provides a sense of belonging

Mike Kramer-Jansen has worked at Vanderlande for seven years. He enjoys the company’s diverse and inclusive working culture, which encourages…

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We’re all in this together

Melissa Michielsen loves a good challenge. She has already been working at Vanderlande for four years now. As a Mechanical Engineer she enjoys many aspects of her job: “I learn new things every day, which makes my work both challenging and rewarding.”

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Shaping a sustainable future. Together.

David Duque Lozano’s career decisions are guided by social and environmental justice – and sustainability is closely related to this. As Sustainability Project Manager, he strives to professionalise sustainability as part of the business. Learn what inspires David in his work and what he has achieved, both professionally and personally.

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Living out a childhood dream

When Rob Groves was little, he loved to fix things and would go around his house testing all the fuses.
Fast forward to the present, and he’s still enjoying fixing things for our partner, Heathrow Airport, in his role as LHR Service Manager.

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Embracing new challenges

Ever since she was a child, Liselotte Graas has been trying new things to broaden her perspective, and the journey continues at #Vanderlande. She embraces new challenges and revels in doing things she’s never done before in her role as Commercial Module Manager Material Handling.

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Perfect timing

Edwin Kemps has known about Vanderlande since he was about three years old – his father worked in the factory for 49 years. In 2018 he started working at Vanderlande as Team Leader of Parts Production in Manufacturing. “It’s a great company I aspired to work for, where people are highly valued.”

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Bringing data to life

It’s amazing what we can learn from data. Oumayma Ajengui is Data Engineer at Vanderlande and explains how she can unlock hidden insights from Vanderlande’s systems, and make data easier to use for her fellow colleagues and our customers, with a positive impact on their operations.

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Onboarding

The crucial ‘first week’

For some of us, the first working week at a new company may seem a long time ago, while for others like me, it happened only recently. As many people will know, this initial period can be one of the most memorable and stressful periods in anyone’s working life.

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Students

The Intern Experience: Melanie

Vanderlande’s North American Headquarters, located in Marietta, Georgia, is currently in the midst of our 15-week spring internship program. The program offers students the opportunity to learn in an international environment, tackle complex business challenges, and build lifelong skills and relationships.

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Women in Engineering

National Women’s History Month

In honour of National Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting some of the influential women here at Vanderlande. From their education, to their career path, and lessons learned along the way, we want to recognise their journey and share the positive impact they’ve had on Vanderlande.

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A personal experience: Claudia

As a master student in Innovation Management from the University of Technology in Eindhoven, I was lucky to get a place as a graduate intern on the FLEET team. This is an internal start-up based on a new solution and technology within Vanderlande.

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A personal experience: Nicky

It’s great to work for a global brand such as Vanderlande, which is a leading technological innovator. I’d already heard about them owing to their airport systems, and I am familiar with sorting systems in distribution centres. After my first meeting for an internship, I was delighted to be given an opportunity at Vanderlande’s R&D Electromechanics department.

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