Susanne van Vulpen, Managing Director DEON, and Business Developer of Parthian
As an innovative company, we are naturally packed with great ideas. But ideas only remain ideas until you get involved. And this is precisely what we encourage within Parthian; Create your own chances! Deon is a wonderful example of this. Owning test equipment does not mean that you are also continuously performing tests. Logically, because Parthian focuses on innovations and not on material testing. Which is a pity, because we have quite some equipment available! How this turned out?
As a Business Developer, you continuously run into inspirational work sessions and situations. Fantastic! Because this always keeps you thinking. Are we doing well, do we do it the best way? Do we keep the right focus? Can we do more or better? Sometimes, you come to the conclusion that you do things that are not really your core business. Material tests and -researches are a good example of this. Do something because you can and you have the resources available, but not because you really have a focus on it. It’s not your core business at this time. That could of course be different and better! Thus, the logical choice has been made to bring that part into a new company; Deon Research Center. With its own identity, its own way of working but still with the same enthusiasm as ever. In this way, not only Deon can grow and get stronger as a company, but also the people can develop and grow; Create your own chances! Because it is a 100% subsidiary company and we are in constant contact with each other, crosslinking people and knowledge, we stay connected. In this way we help each other stay focused and steady, but also collaborate in projects and identify and pick up opportunities. Because it still feels like “one big family” and you help each other wherever you can. Of course, it also helps us that we operate in the same market areas and have a great interface with each other. That’s how we stay connected!