Today we received the sad message that our team member Leo Giesen has passed away on the 25th of March 2021. We knew for some time that Leo had a severe illness but his passing has shocked us deeply. We wish his family much strength in the coming time and share their sadness.
Vandaag hebben we het droeve bericht gekregen dat ons teamlid Leo Giesen op 25 maart 2021 is overleden. We wisten al geruime tijd dat Leo ernstig ziek was maar zijn overlijden heeft ons toch nog diep geschokt. Wij wensen zijn gezin en familie heel veel sterkte in de komende tijd en we leven intens met hun mee.
In the fight against environmental destruction and climate change, the responsible use of resources and avoiding waste have a crucial role to play. These goals can be achieved through a consistent circular economy. But what does that mean for manufacturers of consumer goods? What do engineers need to be aware of when creating designs? “The circular economy requires both industry and consumers to completely rethink things”, says engineer Luc Vinkenvleugel, Senior Project Manager & Consultant at PCV Group in Enschede. “One aspect of this is that customers no longer purchase a product, but rather rent it. This means that manufacturers need to produce devices that last longer and restructure their business models to focus on services such as renting, maintenance and financing. The result is that less equipment is produced, which in turn saves resources and significantly reduces the amount of waste”, the engineer explains. This is a development that fits perfectly with the PCV Group philosophy.