Vynckier then and now
Between city and port
The site is uniquely located and strategically positioned at the Nieuwevaart 51 on the dynamic interface between the city centre and port area. Easily accessible and close to the northern R4 and the North Sea Port of Ghent with its many industrial production companies and international supply chains.
From textile company to hotspot for energy transition
The Vynckier site has three intertwined narratives spanning different eras in its history.
The Vynckier site’s story begins with the growth of a city that was expanding beyond its fortified walls, introducing the first typical Manchester buildings.
The second aspect of the Vynckier site’s history is deeply rooted in the textile industry. Companies like Parmentier Van Hoegaerden & Cie, Indiënnerie-Teinturerie Gand-Zele-Tubize, Usines Cotonnières Belgique, and spinning mill Pipyn were part of this textile heritage.
Thirdly, the site tells the story of new industrialisation. Vynckier, later known as General Electric, ABB, and Vyncolit, played a significant role in this phase.
Pioneering into the next era of manufacturing
Today, the iconic industrial heritage is being sustainably repurposed as a connected, hybrid manufacturing site to become a pioneer in energy transition and the transformation of the manufacturing industry.
The beating heart of the site: the former South Manchester building, now TerraWATT. Standing out as a beacon of business transformation, this buzzing business hub is all you need for (net)working your way into the future of innovative manufacturing solutions.