In 2015, Dekimo Kortrijk was facing the challenge to produce a large number of LED lights in a short time. For this project we could use extra capacity and space. The social enterprise WAAK* was able to offer this and their proximity and flexibility convinced us to give the cooperation a shot. After a few months, we really started noticing the benefits of working together with a social enterprise, so we decided to incorporate social work into our business model.
A nice example of this cooperation can be demonstrated by the mass production of EV (electrical vehicle) chargers. WAAK assembles the EV chargers, after which they are calibrated and tested with a tester which was especially developed for the collaboration with WAAK in mind. After a successful test, the EV chargers are packed and labelled by WAAK.
The WAAK team leader is involved in the weekly production meetings to have a better understanding of the production needs and the supply chain. This also lifted the relation from a cooperation to a real partnership of which we are proud.
WAAK’s mission is to provide their customers with tailor-made solutions through the creation of adapted jobs for their employees with working disabilities.
The social enterprise WAAK has been creating sustainable and adapted employment with opportunities for self-development for people with working disabilities for 50 years now. Those 1800 sustainable jobs create actual added value for small and large companies at home and abroad.
Read more about WAAK here.